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Painting, hanging scroll. The death of the historical Buddha (Sakyamuni). Ink and colours on silk.

Painting, hanging scroll. The death of the historical Buddha (Sakyamuni). Ink and colours on silk.

Buddhist Painting Kannon Guanyin. Circa mid Edo period. Japanese hanging scroll painting.

Buddhist Painting Kannon Guanyin. Circa mid Edo period. Japanese hanging scroll painting.

Painting, hanging scroll. The death of Sakyamuni. Ink and colours on silk. Signed and sealed.

Painting, hanging scroll. The death of Sakyamuni. Ink and colours on silk. Signed and sealed.

COMPASS Image Caption: The Death of the Buddha, a hanging scroll painting

COMPASS Image Caption: The Death of the Buddha, a hanging scroll painting

Painting of the Buddha Attaining Nirvana I

Painting of the Buddha Attaining Nirvana I

Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of the senseless tragedy that occurred today at the Boston Marathon.   Lama Zopa Rinpoche always advises to make strong prayers to Medicine Buddha for anyone who is dying, sick, injured, or who has already died from the violence that occurred today in Boston and elsewhere.  The mantra of Medicine Buddha is:   TADYATA OM BHEKHANDZYE BHEKHANDZYE MAHA BHEKHANDZYE (BHEKHANDZYE) RAJA SAMUDGATE SVAHA   Medicine Buddha painted by Peter Islie

Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of the senseless tragedy that occurred today at the Boston Marathon. Lama Zopa Rinpoche always advises to make strong prayers to Medicine Buddha for anyone who is dying, sick, injured, or who has already died from the violence that occurred today in Boston and elsewhere. The mantra of Medicine Buddha is: TADYATA OM BHEKHANDZYE BHEKHANDZYE MAHA BHEKHANDZYE (BHEKHANDZYE) RAJA SAMUDGATE SVAHA Medicine Buddha painted by Peter Islie

This painting depicts the death of Sakyamuni, the historical Buddha, in 438 B.C. The Indian prince turned sage is shown lying on his side, having delivered his final teachings. At the moment of his death, the Buddha was said to enter nirvana. Around him are his disciples in monks’ robes, a group of five bodhisattvas with golden-yellow skin, guardian deities, monks, laymen, and animal beings. All are shown expressing profound grief. The square “Kunju” relief seal dates this painting to a…

This painting depicts the death of Sakyamuni, the historical Buddha, in 438 B.C. The Indian prince turned sage is shown lying on his side, having delivered his final teachings. At the moment of his death, the Buddha was said to enter nirvana. Around him are his disciples in monks’ robes, a group of five bodhisattvas with golden-yellow skin, guardian deities, monks, laymen, and animal beings. All are shown expressing profound grief. The square “Kunju” relief seal dates this painting to a…

Death of the Historical Buddha (Nehan-zu) Period: Kamakura period (1185–1333) Date: 14th century Culture: Japan Medium: Hanging scroll; ink, gold, and mineral pigments on silk Dimensions: Overall: 77 1/2 x 74 1/4 in. (196.9 x 188.6 cm) Overall with knobs: 130 x 86 1/4 in. (330.2 x 219.1 cm)

Death of the Historical Buddha (Nehan-zu) Period: Kamakura period (1185–1333) Date: 14th century Culture: Japan Medium: Hanging scroll; ink, gold, and mineral pigments on silk Dimensions: Overall: 77 1/2 x 74 1/4 in. (196.9 x 188.6 cm) Overall with knobs: 130 x 86 1/4 in. (330.2 x 219.1 cm)

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