This painted cover for a palm-leaf manuscript belongs to the Pala- Nepalese tradition. It comes from a palm-leaf edition of the Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra (“Perfection of Wisdom in 8,000 Verses”).
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Free PDF download ‘Immortals and Sages: Paintings from Ryoanji Temple’ 58 Pages (24mb)
Hotei’s sack encompasses the Great Emptiness.
In the Chinese popular imagination, mendicant monks, conjurers, and mysterious hermits were often thought to be disguised “living luohans,” or Buddhist holy men capable of producing miracles.
Beginnings of Chan (Zen) Painting and Muqi is a wonderful film exploring the highly problematic subject of Chan painting. 55 minutes.
Film showing a collection of Chinese and Korean Buddhist bronzes that tell the story of religious art in Asia across 600 years, from the 4th century to the 10th century AD. (around 4 minutes.)
Much of Gandharan art is thus a compelling fusion of foreign styles that ultimately gave visual form to the region’s Buddhist religious ideals. Buddhism, which had emerged from north India, was embraced by the Gandharan people… Free PDF download (22 MB)