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Buddhist Art - Form and Meaning by Pratapaditya Pal

from Lion's Roar

10 Buddhist books everyone should read

10 Buddhist books everyone should have, as selected by the editors of the Shambhala Sun. From our March 2015 DIY Dharma issue.

Are you new to Buddhism? These top five books will help guide you along the path with the knowledge and insight you want.

A private cabinet of curiosities. Items include from top left, red coral, venus flower basket, macaw skull, Tibetan shrine, lens condenser, spiny shell, chinese ink case, sea bird skull, microscope and miniature book, Thai Buddhist idol, ostrich skull, starving Budda figure and handaxe, medical specimen skull, plaster brain model, chinese compass clock, Tasli Russian devil, giant barnacles, preserved fish, mammoth tooth, carved dragon.

from Mail Online

One man and his tiger! Buddhist cuddles up to deadly big cat... one of a HUNDRED raised by the monks from cubs

Cuddling up: In this remarkable photograph, an adult tiger and a Buddhist monk embrace in a seemingly mutual display of affection


10 Books About Buddhism for Beginners

Buddha quote

#Happiness does not depend on what you have or who you are; it solely relies on what you think.

The Buddhist temple Wat Plai Laem, Koh Samui (Island), Thailand

All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt ? What harm can you do ? #Buddha

from Local Milk Blog

wander guide

Tokyo (Japan) is the consummate modern metropolis, a land of staggering skyscrapers, dizzying neon signage, and the world’s busiest transport hubs. In many ways though, it’s still the Edo – the former feudal capital, with its Buddhist temples, kabuki stages and sumo tournaments... Read more: