Buddhist Arts

Buddhist Flags: History and meaning -

Sep 19, 2017

Buddhist flags flutter around temples and monuments throughout the world today. Yet, the six-striped flag we see today is a modern...

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Dharma Wheel and Pair of Deer -

Sep 12, 2017

We may notice certain representations such as a Dharma wheel with two deer gazing steadily at it appear frequently. Why do we see this on every...

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Ritual Dance: Tibetan Buddhist ‘cham -

Aug 27, 2017

Ritual dance performances occur on special days in the Tibetan calendar, particularly around the new year, and are an important way of transmitting the Dharma....

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Maṇi Wheels Spreading the Dharma -

Aug 20, 2017

When we spin maṇi wheels in a clockwise direction, rolls of paper (or film) printed with mantras spin. In this way, we are turning the wheel of the Dharma for the benefit of sentient beings and accumulating...

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Gar Cham – Meditative Dance – “Lama Dance” -

Feb 6, 2016

Meditative Dance Tibetan Meditative Dance, or Gar Cham , often referred to as “Lama dance”, is a ritual performance.  Lamas and  practitioners dance within the three fold meditative practice of deity, mantra...

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