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Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst
Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst

The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

19 November

Stupas in Tibet

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stupa in tibet

It is recorded that the presence of Buddhist stupas was dated back to the late 4th century BCE in India. Some scriptures claim that stupas were built even earlier than the mentioned dates. But before the stupas were constructed with less durable materials like- woods, or other materials which is still unknown, till date.

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14 November

School of Tibetan Buddhism

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monastery

Tibetan Buddhism is the form of Vajrayana Buddhism which got its name after the name of the region, Tibet. Tibetan Buddhism is practiced not only in Tibet but also in other parts of the world. Along with following the teachings of Buddha, Tibetan Buddhism also applies Tantric practices and aspires to Buddhahood. Tibetan Buddhism has majorly four schools- Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug.

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12 November

Newar Buddhist culture

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seto machinadranath

Newar community constitutes of primarily Indo-Aryan and Tibeto-Burman ethnicities which follows Hinduism and Buddhism as the religion with the common language, Nepal Bhasa. Newars who follows Hinduism observe Newar Hindu Culture while Buddhist Newars observe Newar Buddhist Culture.

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29 October

Boudhanath: a Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal

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Boudhanath Stupa a Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal

Boudhanath is a well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site in Kathmandu, Nepal. When viewed from the Ariel, Boudhanath makes an impressive, massive mandala. It is believed that the Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world and enshrines the remains of Kasyapa Buddha. This historical site was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

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25 October

Drak Yerpa: a Buddhist Pilgrimage site in Tibet

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Drak Yerpa a Buddhist Pilgrimage site in Tibet

Drak Yerpa, an ancient Buddhist pilgrimage site consists of the monastery and a number of ancient meditation caves. The other popular names for Drak Yerpa are Brag Yerpa, Druk Yerpa, Dagyeba, Dayerpa, and Trayerpa. This famous pilgrimage site is located on a hillside in Dagze County, Tibet. The Yerpa Valley is about 16 Km northeast of Lhasa on the northern bank of the Kyichu. The ancient meditation caves are further 10 Km far away in the limestone cliffs of the Yerpa Valley.

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18 October

Jokhang Temple

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Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple is a most sacred and important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Barkhor Square, Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. The other name for Jokhang temple is the Qoikang Monastery, Jokhang Monastery, and Zuglagkang. The temple was built with the mixed architectural style of Indian Vihara, Tibetan and Nepalese style.

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11 October

Oldest pilgrimage site of Nepal: Swayambhunath

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Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath is one of the scared ancient Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal situated at the hill in the west direction of Kathmandu city. This pilgrimage site for Newar Buddhists occupies a central position while for Tibetan Buddhists, it places in the second position after Boudha. According to the stone inscription found at the site, the Swayambhunath stupa was built by King Manadeva. Apart from the main stupa, there are other varieties of shrines and temples, some of which dated back to Licchavi period as well.

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06 October

Sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site of Nepal: Namo Buddha

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Namo Buddha

Namo Buddha is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site of Nepal. It is one of the three main stupas of the Kathmandu Valley. The other two stupas are Swyambhunath stupa and Boudhanath stupa. Namo Buddha stupa is situated about 40 km to the south-east of Kathmandu city. It is believed that the stupa was built over bones and hair of Prince Semchen Chenpo which stands on the slopes of the Gandhi Malla hill.

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