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Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Admin_PC » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:11 am

As visualizing or seeing the Pure Land is part of Pure Land practice, I thought it might be helpful to start a Pure Land Art Gallery with some of our favorite Pure Land-related artworks.

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This is an image of the Dong Ling Buddha illuminated at night, from http://purelandbuddhism.tumblr.com/
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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Admin_PC » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:13 am

Two more images of the Donglin Buddha, this time at daytime:
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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Admin_PC » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:15 am

Here's an image of the Taima mandala:
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From The Metropolitan Museum of Art http://www.metmuseum.org/
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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Admin_PC » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:21 am

One of my favorite images of the Mikaeri Amida:
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Originally from buddhistdoor.net now hosted at kweeper.com
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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Sentient Light » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:43 pm

Some old photos from Chua Quan Am in Sugarland, TX:

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(I don't think this one's mine, just mentioning.)

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Thousand-Armed Quan Am inside the Dharma Hall, where the nuns serve delicious vegetarian cuisine

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Maitreya (Di Lac) outside of the Dharma Hall, teaching dharma from his Tusita throne
:buddha1: Nam mô A di đà Phật :buddha1:
:bow: Nam mô Quan Thế Âm Bồ tát :bow:
:bow: Nam mô Đại Thế Chi Bồ Tát :bow:

:buddha1: Nam mô Bổn sư Thích ca mâu ni Phật :buddha1:
:bow: Nam mô Di lặc Bồ tát :bow:
:bow: Nam mô Địa tạng vương Bồ tát :bow:

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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Admin_PC » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:07 pm

Pure Land from Dunhuang Caves
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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

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Temple photo of the replica painting of the Pure Land at Chi Lin, in the main hall. From Tim Liew - hosted at buddhistdoor.net
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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Admin_PC » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:29 pm

An Image of Shan-Tao's Parable of the White Path Between Two Rivers
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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Admin_PC » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:37 pm

Welcoming of Amida Buddha and the Twenty-five Bodhisattvas, also known as Haya raigo ("Swift Welcome") from Chion-in Temple (head temple of Jodo Shu in Kyoto).
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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Admin_PC » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:46 pm

Images of the Amida Daibutsu (Big Buddha) of Kamakura
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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Losal Samten » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:26 pm

Kuan Yin from Amitayus Teaching Sutras mural in Mogao Cave #57

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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Admin_PC » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:26 pm

Amitabha Thangka
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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Admin_PC » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:30 pm

A number of images of Amitabha Buddha and the Bodhisattvas are coming to receive people to the Pure Land:
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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Admin_PC » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:32 pm

Amitabha Buddha, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva and Mahastamaprapta Bodhisattva
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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Admin_PC » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:35 pm

This image of Amitabha Buddha was painted by Reverend Dao Zheng (Dr. Guo Hui Zhen, before her ordination) while she was suffering from serious cancer. The proportion of this image follows exactly the specifications as set down in the Sutra on Measurements for the Making of Buddha Images. Even the Swastika on the chest correctly rotates clockwise, which is rarely the case nowadays. Reverend Dao Zheng chanted more than 4.8 million repetitions the holy name of Amitabha Buddha during the painting of this image. This is certainly a holy image of Amitabha Buddha made completely up to the standard. Once in an inspired dream, I was distributing copies of this image to the public. The color of this image was painted by airbrush to exhibit the luminescence of the Buddha's rainbow-like body. The original painting is a large piece of 4 feet by 8 feet. The painting process was extremely arduous, as detailed in the book she dictated, Causes and Conditions of Painting the Buddha Image.
May all who have the opportunity to see, hear and worship this image be blessed by the Buddha, increase and broaden their wisdom and compassion, so as to achieve Enlightenment soon and provide salvation to all sentient beings.

Yutang Lin
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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Losal Samten » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:08 pm

Kaikei's Amida triad in Jōdo-ji.


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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby rory » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:27 am

Thank you so much Admin PC for posting Rev. Dao Zheng's image of Amida; it's so amazing. I had it on my old computer (which died) some years ago and forgot to transfer the image. It's incredibly powerful and I love it!
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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby K Tsomo » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:44 am

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Saving the image as well because 1. in need of blessings, 2. Bodhichitta.

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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby byrneklay » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:08 am

I made this when I entered the Pure Land path.
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Re: Pure Land Art Gallery

Postby Losal Samten » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:18 am

Rubbed paper copy of Kamakura stone monument.

http://tatami-antiques.com/items/amida- ... igo-image/

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