Short video describing the importance of hand gestures.
British Library’s largest ever display of Buddhist collections.
Close looking reveals an extraordinary technical feat: all the pictorial elements are delineated in Chinese characters.
Maitreya (Chinese, Mi-le) the Buddha of the Future.
Free eBook: The Lotus Transcendent: highlights include exceptional Gandharan arts.
At first glance this sculpture appears to represent the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara but is in fact Vajrasattva.
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”).
Hotei’s sack encompasses the Great Emptiness.