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An image of the cosmos represented by an arrangement of circles or concentric geometric shapes used by Buddhists for meditation
In Buddhism and other religions, a form of worship performed by walking around something like a stupa in a clockwise direction, a process
Yakshi (and Yaksha)
lesser Hindu and Buddhist divinities Yakshi - female goddess of fertility, Yaksha - male god of strength
Tribhanga (tribent) pose
Pose where the body is bent in two places dividing it into three different sections
Gandhara School (dates and stylistic influences)
Artwork that was a combination of Greek, Syrian, Persian and Indian traditions
Mathura School (dates and stylistic influences)
A traditional style of Indian artwork. Artwork of the Kushan dynasty of the 1st and 2nd century AD.
An East Asian tower, usually associated with a Buddhist temple, having winged eaves thought to be derived from the Indian stupa
A support beam that is anchored at one end and projects over an open space at the other
In Buddhism, a being who has attained enlightenment, but chooses to remain in this world to help others advance spiritually
A conservative school of Buddhism founded in India - the oldest form of Buddhism. Holds the belief that insight comes from experience, critical investigation and reasoning
Larger of the 2 major forms of Buddhism. Mahayana Buddhism originated in India, and is widely practiced in China. It is a loosely bound collection of teachings with expansive list of doctrines that are able to coexist simultaneously
Western Pure Land Buddhism
Division of Mahayana Buddhism that teaches of a beautiful pure land in the west
A sect of Mahayana Buddism devoted to Amitabha Buddha. Believers that call on him at the moment of death go to his pure land
Chinese ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of Confucious 551-478 BCE
Term for the philosophical or religious tradition where the basic concept is to establish harmony with the tao (a mechanism of everything that exists)
Mausoleum of Emperor Shihuangdi
210 BCE, earthenware, approx. 8,000 lifesize statues, Chinese (Quinn dynasty)
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