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Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst
Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst

The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

19 June

Kakusandha Buddha

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Kakusandha Buddha

Kakusandha Buddha is the first Buddha of the present Kalpa, Bhadrakalpa. He is the fourth Buddha among seven Buddhas of Antiquity (saptatathagata). Seven Buddhas bridges between the past Kalpa, Vyuhakalpa (Glorious Aeon) and present Kalpa, Bhadrakalpa (Auspicious Aeon). First Buddha among Seven Buddhas of Antiquity is Vipassi Buddha. He is the 998th Buddha of Vyuhakalpa. The Seventh one is Gautama Buddha.

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18 June

Padmasambhava

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padmasambhava

Padmasambhava was an eighth-century Indian Buddhist master. He is also regarded as Guru Rinpoche and he is paid homage as the second Buddha across South-east Asia. Even though there is little known about him, there are numerous mythological legends that circulate around his life and works. He is believed to be an emanation of Amitabh Buddha and focuses guru yoga practice particularly in the Rime schools.

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16 June

Dipankara Buddha

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Dipankara Buddha

Dipankara Buddha is generally regarded as the Buddha of the Past. It is believed that he lived on Earth one hundred thousand years ago. According to some Buddhist traditions, Dipankara Buddha reached enlightenment eons earlier than Gautama Buddha.

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14 June

Vairocana Buddha

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Vairocana Buddha Statue

Vairocana is one of the Five Dhyani Buddhas created by Adhi Buddha. In Sanskrit, the name vairocana means "luminous" or "embodiment of light". In Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, and Vietnamese Buddhism; Vairocana is called as Dari Rulai / Piluzhena Fo, Dainichi Nyorai, Nampar nangdze / Namnang, and Dai Nhat Nhu Lai respectively.

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13 June

Akshobhya Buddha

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Akshobhya Buddha

According to the scripture, Akṣobhyavyūha Sutra, it is written that a monk wished to practice the Dharma and made a vow- not to feel angry or disgust at another being and he will manage anger appropriately.

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12 June

Amitabh Buddha

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amitabha buddha statue

According to the scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism, Amitabh Buddha is also called Amida or Amitayus. The word Amitabha is formed by two words amita- without bound, infinite and abha- light, splendor. Therefore, the name is interpreted as "he who possesses light without bound.

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10 June

Amoghasiddhi Buddha

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In Vajrayana Tradition, Amoghasiddhi Buddha is one of the Five Dhyani Buddha which was created by Adhi Buddha. Literally, Amoghasiddhi means infallible -amogha and success- siddh. Thus, Amoghasiddhi means getting success without any failure. In Tibet, Amoghasiddhi Buddha is also called by the name Sangay Donyotrubpa.

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09 June

Five Dhyani Buddhas

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Five Dhyani Buddhas are representations of the five qualities of the Buddha. It is also called Five Wisdom Tathagatas, The Great Buddhas, and the Five Jinas. Based on East Asian Yogacara, Five Dhyani Buddhas were created by Adi-Buddha, highest being. Therefore, these Dhyani Buddhas are celestial Buddhas who symbolize universal divine principles.

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08 June

Development of Buddhism in India: After 19th Century

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The Early development of Buddhism in India was halted due to various reasons. Pala dynasty, last empire to support Buddhism, fell in the 12th century to Muslim invaders. Muslims not only took over the empire but also destroyed Buddhists monasteries, monuments and Antique Buddha Statue built over several different dynasties.

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07 June

Early Development of Buddhism in India

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After the death of Buddha, there was much confusion regarding the matters of Buddhist doctrine and practice since the Buddha didn't appoint any successor. That's why there was Buddhist council held at a different place at different times.

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06 June

Development of Buddhism in Nepal

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development of buddhism in nepal

In Nepal, we can observe three forms of Buddhism being practiced- Mahayana Buddhism, Hinayana Buddhism and Vajrayana Buddhism.

Mahayana Buddhism, also called Tibetan Buddhism, mainly practiced by Tibetan-related peoples of Northern areas of Nepal (Sherpa, Manangi, Lopa, etc.) and some ethnic groups of Central Nepal (Gurung, Tamang, Chepang, etc.).

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05 June

Buddhism in Today’s World

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Siddhartha Gautama was wandering in search of his answers about the cycle of birth, death, and the wheel of life

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31 May

Dharma Wheels

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dharma wheels

The Dharma wheel is one of the sacred as well as the oldest Buddhist symbols of the Buddhist history. It is commonly known as the symbol of the Buddhism. In Buddhist tradition, Dharma wheel is also known as the Dharma Chakra and signifies the teachings of Buddha since Lord Buddha had turned the wheel of the Dharma. Dharma Chakra can be found in other religious traditions too such Jainism and Hindu tradition.

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30 May

Ratnasambhava

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ratnasambhava

Ratnasambhava (Rinchen Jungne in Tibetan) is one of the Five Dhyani Buddhas or Five Meditation Buddhas in the Mahayana as well as Vajrayana Buddhism. Considered as the third of the Five Dhyani Buddha, he has been revered as the Buddha of divine wisdom of equality and plays a big role in transforming the inner pride into vision of equality. The name Ratnasambhava is literally translated as “born from Jewels” or “origin of jewels”. This Dhyani Buddha’s presence in Vajrayana Buddhism is to destroy greed and pride.

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29 May

Buddhist Dieties

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buddhist dieties

The religion of Buddhism generally does not believe in the existence of multiple gods and deities. As per the doctrines, the gods are more of fortunate humans who possess more powers and abilities than average humans. Although these powers are restricted, these gods and deities represent certain aspect of Buddhism and are transient beings.

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28 May

A Historical Development of Buddhism

By Abindra Raj Dongol at

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Buddhist philosophy refers to the philosophical investigations intend to diagnose the suffering of mankind and offer an individual a solution to that suffering. This system of the investigation was developed among various Buddhist schools in India following the death of the Buddha and later it spread throughout Asia.

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24 May

The 5 most famous Buddha statues around the world

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buddhist ethnicity

the statues also depict the teachings and principles of the Buddha. This makes the Buddha statues even more important for the Buddhists. Even the meditation practitioners sought after these statues as the symbol of inspiration for them to practice meditation.

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23 May

The Buddhist Philosophy in brief

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buddhist philisophy

The philosophical investigations and studies that unfolded following the Buddha’s Nirvana in various Buddhist schools across India are commonly referred to as Buddhist philosophy. The Buddhist philosophy spread throughout Asia as Buddhism spread across the continent. Buddhist philosophy has also been thoroughly represented in various Buddhist arts like buddha statues, manuscripts and Buddhist shrines by many artists from a number of Buddhist nations across the centuries.

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19 May

28 Buddha and Future Buddha

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28 buddha statues

In Buddhavamsa, it is mentioned about altogether 28 Buddha along with future Buddha. The first ever Buddha that lived on the earth as according to Buddhavamsa is Tanhankara Buddha.

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19 May

Buddha statues in Korea

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Korea Yeongcheon Sudosa Standing Buddha Statue

Introduced in the 4th Century CE, Buddhism in Korea was introduced in the form of Mahayana Buddhism. The early Korean monks considered that the Mahayana approach were internally inconsistent. To address these inconsistencies, they introduced a new holistic approach to Buddhism.

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18 May

Three Ways to practice Forgiveness

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Three Ways to practice Forgiveness

Practice of forgiveness takes the practitioners to the final point or the edge of what they can accept. This is from where the sense of psychological and spiritual well-being comes from practicing forgiveness and meditation. Practice of forgiveness takes the practitioners to the final point or the edge of what they can accept. This is from where the sense of psychological and spiritual well-being comes from practicing forgiveness and meditation.

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17 May

Can Secular Buddhism be a thing?

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Can Secular Buddhism be a thing?

Many meditation enthusiasts practice meditation by visualizing a seated Buddha statue or a seated figure of Shakyamun Buddha on a throne or a Buddhist shrine in the space before them.

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16 May

Where to place your Buddha statues?

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Where to place your Buddha statues

Buddha statues are one of the most notable and identified pieces of Buddhist arts in recent times. Anyone with a keen eye can find or see them or at least have seen them somewhere, almost everywhere in Buddhist countries. People residing in these countries have one at least one Buddha statue, especially antique Buddha statues somewhere: in their garden, living rooms, kitchens, offices, etc.

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15 May

Nepali Buddhist Arts

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Nepali Buddhist Arts - Buddha Eyes

The Nepali history of artifacts and sculptures dates back around 2000 years with the earliest stone statue discovered being that of a headless “Yaksha” at a locality named Hadigaun in Kathmandu (1st Century AD).

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