Buddhism in Pictures

India

Sanchi Stupa: 10 pages on one of India's oldest Buddhist sites (3rd c. BCE)

Ajanta Caves: 4 pages on a 6th century World Heritage Site.

Evolution of the Buddha Image: 3 pages--aniconic to iconic images.

Bodh Gaya: Where the Buddha became "THE Buddha."

Sarnath: Buddha's First Sermon

Ellora: 5th century Buddhist caves

Aurangabad: More caves.

 

  Sri Lanka

Pollonnaruwa--Buddha Images

Pollonnaruwa--Ruins

Dambulla

 Sigiriya

 

Japan

Kyoto

Kamakura

Asakusa

 

Teaching and Doctrine

 

The Buddha's Life

The Wheel of Life: Multiple pages detailing the symbolism in this central image.

Buddhist Tantric Images

Monastic Ordination: Two linked pages showing the process.

 

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Last modified 28 December 2005