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Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst
Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst

The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

27 December

Early Buddhist Meditation

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Early Buddhist Meditation

Buddhist meditation refers to the meditative practices as according to the Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy. As the teaching of Buddha was preserved in Pali Canon and other Buddhist canons, the core meditation techniques are also preserved in the ancient Buddhist canon. Due to increase in popularity, these techniques have been proliferated and diversified when it is transmitted from teacher to student.

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20 December

An Introduction to Mahayana Meditation

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Mahanyana meditation

Mahayana Buddhism is one of the branches of Buddhism which also includes numerous schools of practice. These schools of Mahayana Buddhism have been established with the focus on various Buddhist sutras, philosophical treatises, and commentaries. Again these schools have their own Mahayana meditation techniques for the purpose to attain enlightenment.

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18 December

An Introduction to Theravada Meditation

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Theravada meditation

The oldest material based on meditation according to the Theravada Buddhism is stated in the Pali Nikayas and the texts such as the Patisambhidamagga. These texts on meditation provide commentary to the meditation sutta like the Anapanasati Sutta. Likewise, there is an early Theravada meditation manual named Vimuttimagga as well which was published in a 1st or 2nd century. But the meditation manual, Visuddhimagga was written by Buddhaghosa is regarded as the most influential presentation.

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10 December

Tantra techniques in Vajrayana Buddhism

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displaying tantra techniques

Generally, Tantra is defined as an inner realization that functions to prevent ordinary appearances and conceptions and to accomplish the four complete purities of the Buddha (environment, body, enjoyments, and deeds). Therefore, in order to attain or accomplish the four complete purities, the follower of Vajrayana Buddhism relies on certain techniques which usually termed as the tantric techniques. These tantric techniques are rooted in scriptures such as tantras and various tantric commentaries and treatises.

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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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