Animal, vegetable, mineral: the making of Buddhist texts | University of Cambridge

Animal, vegetable, mineral: the making of Buddhist texts | University of Cambridge

biscodeja-vu:  My friend brought home a similar style book from China. Monk with buddhist text at Gyantse Monastery, Tibet. Photo by Steve McCurry.

biscodeja-vu: My friend brought home a similar style book from China. Monk with buddhist text at Gyantse Monastery, Tibet. Photo by Steve McCurry.

Tenpa Namkha. Present at the Buddhist-Bonpo debates, he indicated that a realized one has no need to make any distinction between these teachings. Revered by Bonpos and initiated into Mantra by Padmasambhava, he meditated in woods and mountains until fully awakened. Able to tame wild beasts via mudra and collated many advanced texts, particularly those of the sems-de class of Dzogchen.

Tenpa Namkha. Present at the Buddhist-Bonpo debates, he indicated that a realized one has no need to make any distinction between these teachings. Revered by Bonpos and initiated into Mantra by Padmasambhava, he meditated in woods and mountains until fully awakened. Able to tame wild beasts via mudra and collated many advanced texts, particularly those of the sems-de class of Dzogchen.

... ancient Indian form of concertina style books - the main form of Buddhist text distribution along the Silk Route. It was originally made with loosely bound etched palm tree leaves, protected by the wooden boards.

... ancient Indian form of concertina style books - the main form of Buddhist text distribution along the Silk Route. It was originally made with loosely bound etched palm tree leaves, protected by the wooden boards.

Shave by matteocartaphoto from http://500px.com/photo/214126327 - In a monastery in Bagan novice monks shave each others heads. According to the rules set in the Vinaya-Pitaya one the earliest Buddhist texts monks have to shave their heads every two months.. More on dokonow.com.

Shave by matteocartaphoto from http://500px.com/photo/214126327 - In a monastery in Bagan novice monks shave each others heads. According to the rules set in the Vinaya-Pitaya one the earliest Buddhist texts monks have to shave their heads every two months.. More on dokonow.com.

Shakyamuni Mantra  Oṃ muni muni mahāmuni śākyamuni svāhā Om muni muni mahamuni…

Shakyamuni Mantra Oṃ muni muni mahāmuni śākyamuni svāhā Om muni muni mahamuni…

2000-year-old texts of Ghandara. The oldest surviving Buddhist texts, preserved on long rolls of birch-tree bark, written in long extinct Gandhari are from Northwestern Pakistan. They provide insights into a literary tradition thought to have been irretrievably lost, and help researchers to reconstruct crucial phases in the development of Buddhism in India and confirm the vital role played by the Gandhara region in the spread of Buddhism into Central Asia and China.

Indian Buddhism: Birch-bark treasures

2000-year-old texts of Ghandara. The oldest surviving Buddhist texts, preserved on long rolls of birch-tree bark, written in long extinct Gandhari are from Northwestern Pakistan. They provide insights into a literary tradition thought to have been irretrievably lost, and help researchers to reconstruct crucial phases in the development of Buddhism in India and confirm the vital role played by the Gandhara region in the spread of Buddhism into Central Asia and China.

Kirti Monastery Tibetan Healing Incense - This healing incense is made at the Kirti Monastery in Dharamsala from Tibetan medicinal herbs according to the instructions in Buddhist texts.

Kirti Monastery Tibetan Healing Incense - This healing incense is made at the Kirti Monastery in Dharamsala from Tibetan medicinal herbs according to the instructions in Buddhist texts.

Nice Copy of Rare Asian Spirituality/Buddhist Text; Footprint of the Buddha by E.F.C. Ludowyk; Ancient Buddhist Monuments/Statues by LittleVintageStories on Etsy

Nice Copy of Rare Asian Spirituality/Buddhist Text; Footprint of the Buddha by E.F.C. Ludowyk; Ancient Buddhist Monuments/Statues

Nice Copy of Rare Asian Spirituality/Buddhist Text; Footprint of the Buddha by E.F.C. Ludowyk; Ancient Buddhist Monuments/Statues by LittleVintageStories on Etsy

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