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Shipwrecks And Oceans Trapped Inside Whale Bodies Symbolize The Six Realms Of Buddhism

Shipwrecks And Oceans Trapped Inside Whale Bodies Symbolize The Six Realms Of Buddhism

Japanese artist Isana Yamada creates clear resin whales that contain miniature worlds. The six whale project, titled Samsara, represents the six realms in Buddhist cosmology: the Heavenly Realm, the Asura, the Animal Realm, Hell, the Ghost Realm, and the Human Realm;...

Japanese artist Isana Yamada creates clear resin whales that contain miniature worlds. The six whale project, titled Samsara, represents the six realms in Buddhist cosmology: the Heavenly Realm, the Asura, the...

1,400-Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo Tree Drops Leaves That Drown Buddhist Temple In A Yellow Ocean

1,400-Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo Tree Drops Leaves That Drown Buddhist Temple In A Yellow Ocean

A 1,400-year-old ginkgo tree in China has recently drawn thousands of people from all over the country. Golden leaves have been falling on the ground since mid-November, turning the temple's ground into a yellow ocean. The ancient tree grows next to...

A 1,400-year-old ginkgo tree in China has recently drawn thousands of people from all over the country. Golden leaves have been falling on the ground since mid-November, turning the temple's ground...

I Talk About Life By Drawing Buddha, Robots, & Outer Space

I Talk About Life By Drawing Buddha, Robots, & Outer Space

My illustrations are made in traditional media, with surreal scenes representing how we tend to lose ourselves in pursuit of tomorrow. Heavily inspired by Buddhism and concern for humanity's existential clumsiness, I try to capture a little light that discretely says:...

My illustrations are made in traditional media, with surreal scenes representing how we tend to lose ourselves in pursuit of tomorrow. Heavily inspired by Buddhism and concern for humanity's existential clumsiness,...

CT Scans Reveal 1,000-Year-Old Mummy Of Chinese Monk Hidden Inside Ancient Buddhist Statue

CT Scans Reveal 1,000-Year-Old Mummy Of Chinese Monk Hidden Inside Ancient Buddhist Statue

A CT scan of a Buddhist statue from the 11th or 12th century has revealed an extraordinary secret – it houses the mummy of an ancient Chinese Buddhist monk whose organs have been replaced by ancient Chinese scrolls. The mummy was...

A CT scan of a Buddhist statue from the 11th or 12th century has revealed an extraordinary secret – it houses the mummy of an ancient Chinese Buddhist monk whose organs...

These Superhero-Buddhas Let You Worship Your Beloved Superheroes and Supervillains

These Superhero-Buddhas Let You Worship Your Beloved Superheroes and Supervillains

There are people whose obsessions with pop culture icons like Darth Vader, Frankenstein or Master Chief seem like religious infatuation, so New Jersey-based 3d printing artist Chris Milnes did away with the formalities by creating a series of 3d-printed Buddha statues.

There are people whose obsessions with pop culture icons like Darth Vader, Frankenstein or Master Chief seem like religious infatuation, so New Jersey-based 3d printing artist Chris Milnes did away with...

Colorful Mandala Designs Made From Flowers And Plants By Kathy Klein

Colorful Mandala Designs Made From Flowers And Plants By Kathy Klein

Kathy Klein, an artist and “lover of plants, animals, people and the divine presence within all,” creates beautiful flower mandalas, which she calls “danmalas,” out of intricate arrangements of natural plant parts. Klein, who is based in Arizona in the U.S.,...

Kathy Klein, an artist and “lover of plants, animals, people and the divine presence within all,” creates beautiful flower mandalas, which she calls “danmalas,” out of intricate arrangements of natural plant...

The World’s Most Dangerous Hiking Trail

The World’s Most Dangerous Hiking Trail

Mt. Huashan in China features a death-defying cliff-side mountain climb that brings daring visitors to a tea house 2,160 m (7,087 ft) up on the mountain's southern peak. A network of dangerous and precipitous trails allows access to the mountain's...

Mt. Huashan in China features a death-defying cliff-side mountain climb that brings daring visitors to a tea house 2,160 m (7,087 ft) up on the mountain's southern peak. A network...