What are the symbols of Buddhism?

What are the symbols of Buddhism?

Spokes. It can be of any colors, depending on the school or the culture it comes from but in general the wheel of Dharma’s color is gold. It is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism…
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Theravada Buddhism symbols

Theravada Buddhism symbols

Laos is a landlocked nation squeezed between Thailand to the west and Vietnam to the east, and sharing shorter borders with Burma in the northwest and Cambodia in the south. As its position on the map of southeast Asia might suggest, Laos is the product…

Peacock symbolism Buddhism

Peacock symbolism Buddhism

Henebery Whiskey Symbolism, the Double Headed Peacock The double headed peacock plays a crucial role in Henebery Whiskey Symbolism. The history regarding “The Man Behind the Whiskey” Matthew Henebery is well documented in history and the symbolism behind…

Chinese symbols Buddhism

Chinese symbols Buddhism

In 2014, new members at Myosenji Temple will be making the pilgrimage to the Head Temple Taisekiji. The buildings on the grounds of the Head Temple are decorated with abundant traditional symbols of Buddhism. The picture above shows two prominent symbols…

Buddhist symbols of religion

Buddhist symbols of religion

It is believed that of all the countries that Buddhism spread to, Tibet has by far, had the maximum influence on this religion. The Tibetan way of Buddhism holds the ‘Eight Auspicious Symbols’ or the Ashtamangala as the centre of their religious beliefs…

Buddhist symbolism

Buddhist symbolism

White lotus This symbolizes Bodhi, the state of total mental purity and spiritual perfection, and the pacification of our nature. It generally has eight petals corresponding to the Noble Eightfold Path of the Good Law. It is the lotus found at the heart…

Buddhism water dragon symbols

Buddhism water dragon symbols

Japanese dragon symbols are very similar to Chinese dragons except the Japanese dragon has only three toes or claws while the royal Chinese dragon has five claws and the common dragon has four. Two types of Japanese Dragons There are two basic types of…

Buddhism prayer symbols

Buddhism prayer symbols

When travelling in Tibet, you will see colorful flags everywhere fluttering in the wind- sometimes waving gently, sometimes raging. They are Tibetan prayer flags which are inscribed with auspicious symbols, invocations, prayers, and mantras. The Tibetan…

Buddhism Pictures and symbols

Buddhism Pictures and symbols

The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism originated in Indian iconography. In ancient times, many of these same symbols were associated with the coronations of kings. In Buddhist legend, the symbols represent offerings the gods made to the Buddha after…

Buddhist Eight Auspicious symbols

Buddhist Eight Auspicious symbols

Right-coiled White Conch The white conch which coils to the right symbolises the deep, far-reaching and melodious sound of the Dharma teachings, which being appropriate to different natures, predispositions and aspirations of disciples, awakens them from…

Om symbol in Buddhism

Om symbol in Buddhism

The Meaning of OM Did you ever wonder why we chant Om during yoga classes?? If you ask, you often get an obscure answer like “It’s the sound of the universe” or “It represents the past, present and future.” These confusing answers never really satisfied…

Ancient Buddhist symbol

Ancient Buddhist symbol

Dharamshala: - - Ignoring both religious freedom and the outcry of the Tibetan people, the Chinese authorities have begun demolishing the ancient capital of Lhasa, including one of the most important Buddhist sites of the city, Tibet s holiest Jokhang…