a Chinese symbol of heaven in a jade disk
Deity who refrains from entering nirvana to help others
Buddhist assembly hall
Wheel of law or "teaching"
Emperor Shih Huang Ti
Chinese emperor noted for 2 monumental projects: he began construction on the Great Wall of China and his great underground Tomb, discovered in 1974, with hundreds of terra-cotta statues of army
Constructed in early 15th century (1407-1420) in the Ming dynasty. Only Chinese emperors and their officials were allowed into it. Yellow, the symbol of the Chinese royal family is the dominate color in Forbidden City-used for tile, decorations, even road bricks
a libation vessel that is covered
In Japan, a hall used to spread Buddhist teachings
a magical, geometric symbol of the cosmos, circular in shape
a stylized and symbolic hand gesture in Buddhism and Hinduism
an after-life in which reincarnation ends and teh soul is absorbed into the supreme spirit also known as "Samsara"
a multi-story tower built over a sacred relic
Shiva, Vishnu, Devi
3 most important deities of Hinduism
a Hindu god of destruction and creation
the man who became Buddha Sakyamuni, "the enlightened one"
a hemispherical Buddhist shrine
an account of a sermon or dialogue involving the Buddha
a gateway near a stupa
Japanese style woodblock prints of the Edo period depicting genre scenes usually featuring the urban life of the bourgeoisies with meticulous details of clothing
a circle of hair, usually symbolized as a dot, between the eyebrows of a Hindu or a Buddhist figure
cranial bump- or stylized protuberance from Buddha's forehead, symbolizing superhuman consciousness
a Japanese style of painting that uses only Japanese themes, has strong diagonal lines and with very little individuality of the facial features
Yin & Yang
complementary polarities. The YIN is cool, dark, soft, moist, weak and yielding. The YANG is hot, bright, hard, dry strong and unyielding
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