The lotus flower symbol has deep, mythic meaning for many cultures. The lotus blossom has been revered, attributed to deities, and meditated on for thousands of years.
Description: A dramatic reconstruction of the life of the great Japanese monk Dogen, who lived in Japan in the 13th century and introduced Soto Zen Buddhism from China.
The Heian period witnessed a flowering of Buddhist art and architecture. During this time, wood also replaced bronze as the most common material from which
In 21 May 2016, Buddhists around the world are celebrating Vesak – the birth, Enlightenment, and passing away of the Buddha Gautama. The Vesak is one of
Ikebana or kado is the beautiful, often strikingly minimalist, Japanese flower arrangement art. Ikebana means “giving life to flowers” and kado translates
Theravada Buddhism is sometimes called ‘Southern Buddhism’. The name means ‘the doctrine of the elders’ – the elders being the senior Buddhist monks.
Eihei Dogen, also known as Joyo Daishi or Kigen Dogen (19 Jan. 1200, Kyoto, Japan—22 Sept. 1253, Kyoto), was born into a family of the court nobility.
Tibetan Buddhism, usually understood as including the Buddhism of Tibet, Mongolia, Bhutan and parts of China, India, and Russia, combines the essential