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Buddha Statues and Images

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Buddha Statues and Images

The face of the Buddha is one of the most well known and iconic images in the world even though representations of his face vary widely from one Buddhist culture to another. In common is the sense of peace and liberation that we all desire. These two photos, of Tara and Avalokiteshvara, both compassion aspects of the Buddha were taken in Zanskar, India 2016.   On these pages we have statues of the Buddha from India, Nepal and Tibet. They are made from copper, brass, stone and wood and each one is individual and unique. Statues of the Buddha are more correctly called ‘rupas’. Rupa...

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Images of the Buddha in the Himalaya 2

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Images of the Buddha in the Himalaya 2

Karnak, Ladakh. Karnak is an area of southern Ladakh, northern India. In 2007 we trekked there for 12 days, starting and finishing on the Leh-Manali highway. Trek day 9. After lunch we leave Lahtoo and walk on. The morning’s greenery is left behind as the valley develops into a hot, wide plain. I walk alongside Stanzin and we discuss the effect Buddhism has on his view of life. We pass long mani walls of stones carved with Om Mani Padme Hum an finally turn a corner to see the village of Dat and our tents pitched on a vivid green plain...

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Images of the Buddha in the Himalaya 1

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Images of the Buddha in the Himalaya 1

Karnak, Ladakh. Karnak is an area of southern Ladakh, northern India, notable for it's lack of people. In 2007 we trekked there for 12 days, starting and finishing on the Leh-Manali highway. Trek day 9. The trail runs by a stream through willow groves before entering the narrow gorge where we saw last night’s wild goats. The gorge soon widens out into a wider green valley, the goats are high on the opposite cliffs; we pass edelweiss and plants that resemble sweet peas covered with thousands of large black and white caterpillars. On the ground by a deserted settlement a white bleached yak...

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Buddha Statues and Tibetan Masks in Nepal

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Buddha Statues and Tibetan Masks in Nepal

Heading off to Nepal next week with plans to spend two weeks trekking in Mustang, the remote Buddhist kingdom that sticks up like a thumb into Tibet. We'll trek between the villages on the old trade route between Tibet and Nepal that was used for hundreds of years by caravans of sheep and goats carrying salt and wool. That tradition ended when China invaded Tibet and effectively closed the borders, though a new road is now being built to connect Lhasa with Kathmandu. The way of life in Mustang, unchanged for hundreds of years, will shortly be changed forever. Mustang,...

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India is a Treasure Store of Traditional Crafts

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India is a Treasure Store of Traditional Crafts

India is a treasure store of traditional crafts. For over 30 years we’ve been travelling to India and been amazed by the diversity of decorative skills. We’re gradually adding to this web site a beautiful collection of woodcarvings, embroidered cottons and woven silks. In addition there are metal, stone and other decorative and ritual items, silk weavings from Laos, paintings. Search our website for painted wooden shrines, a carved sandstone Buddha head, painted Tibetan door panels, Madhubani tribal paintings from Bihar, woven silk prayer flags and hangings from Laos, carved wooden mirror frames, a gilded wooden horse, vases and boxes...

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