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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,...

Traditional Costumed Bhutanese Cham Dancers

Traditional Costumed Bhutanese Cham Dancers

I made these images of Costumed Masked Bhutanese Cham dancers at the Nomad Festival near central Bhutan’s Bumthang district high in the Himalayas. It is believed that these dances celebrate an incident in Tibetan Buddhist mythology – the victory of the...

I made these images of Costumed Masked Bhutanese Cham dancers at the Nomad Festival near central Bhutan’s Bumthang district high in the Himalayas. It is believed that these dances celebrate an...

Who Is Tara?

Who Is Tara?

Tara is a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism and a well known figure across Buddhism. A “bodhisattva” is compared in the same concept as a Christian saint. We often see her portrayed in paintings and through gilded and intricately jeweled sculptures...

Tara is a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism and a well known figure across Buddhism. A “bodhisattva” is compared in the same concept as a Christian saint. We often see her...

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...