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budartthai2.pdfBuddhist Arts in Thailand2943 viewsThis is a study of the development of Art and Architecture in Thailand with Buddhism. The Culture of Thailand has two important sources of origin: indigenous and foreign. The indigenous source comes directly from the ideas and inspiration of the people while the foreign sources came through its cultural contact with other great civilised nations such as India and China. In the field of art, it mainly deals with religions such as Buddhism and the cultural and artistic relationship with India, and other countries. Thai art served religion, which formed the national ideal and conception of life.
bud-myanmar.pdfBuddhism in Myanmar - A Short History2742 viewsThis book traces the earliest contact with Buddhism in Mayanmar (Burma); the Mon and Pyu Kingdoms. Theravada Buddhism comes to Pagan; Pagan: its flowering and decline. The Shan rule. The Mayanmar build an Empire. The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.
Footprints_of_the_Buddha.pdfFootprints of the Buddha2603 viewsPligrimage to Buddhist India. This booklet was written for you so you can understand the significance of the most sacred Buddhist places in India. It is in these places that the Buddha dwell and left his footprints 2600 years ago. Thousands of devoted and wise persons in the world have venerated these sacred and holy places by touching the earth with their foreheads, on which the Buddha has trodden.
Understanding_the_Chinese_Buddhist_Temple.pdfUnderstanding the Chinese Buddhist Temple2485 viewsThis book is a collection of annotated photos taken in 2009 and 2010 at Ching Kwok Chinese Buddhist Temple, located in Toronto, Ontario. The significant contribution of “Understanding the Chinese Buddhist Temple” is to reveal the key concepts embedded within the numerous objects common to Chinese Buddhist shrines, as well as the layout of the temple, in an engaging manner that combines photographic representations with explanations. The book is suitable for anyone interested in Chinese Buddhism and culture.
rbddh10.pdfRecord of Buddhistic Kingdoms2081 viewsFa-Hien was a Chinese monk of the Eastern dynasty (4th-5th Century). In 399 he left China for India, finally arriving there after six years of hard travel. After studying Sanskrit and obtaining many Sanskrit texts of the Tripitaka (Buddhist canon), he returned to China by sea in 414. This text is an Account by Fa-Hien of his travels in India and Ceylon (A.D. 399-414) in Search of the Buddhist Books of Discipline. Translated and annotated with a Corean recension of the Chinese text by James Legge.
bud-srilanka.pdfBuddhism in Sri Lanka, A Short History2048 viewsThis book deals with Buddhism in Sri Lanka from the time of its introduction in 250 B.C. in the reign of King Devanampiya Tissa, up to Buddhism in Sri Lanka in the first half of the twentieth century, and the Buddha Jayanti and after.
icon_nepbud.pdfThe Iconography of Nepalese Buddhism1951 viewsThis is an illustrated version of the Iconography of Nepalese Buddhism.
bud-thailand.pdfBuddhism in Thailand1887 viewsThis is a history of Buddhism in Thailand - the Land of Yellow Robes. Its past and present. The Bhikkhu Sangha or the Order of monks: the two Sects or Nikayas. Wats (Temples) and Monks. The Laity. Buddhist organisations and the revival of Buddhism in Thailand.
The_Sangha_-_Photos_by_Friedrich_Reg.pdfSangha - Monks and Nuns in the Buddhist Community1802 viewsDocumentary Photos by Friedrich Reg
The_Anscestral_Stupas_of_Shwedagon.pdfThe Ancestral Stupas of the Shwedagon Pagoda1605 viewsThe Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon is the unique landmark Pagoda of the country of Myanmar. This paper tries to present the evolution of the Stupa types from the very earlier time in India to the Gupta period (3rd-7th century A.D.) through Maurya, Sunga, Gandhara and Andhra dynasties, from the North-west frontier to the south of India; and then it continues to the evolution in early Myanmar through Pyu, Bagan and Hansawady Mon dynasties up to the existing Shwedagon Pagoda's architectural style, lastly renovated by the Mon queen Shin saw pu and king Dhamasedi, which went up to the height of 302 feet, until the summit of the golden umbrella was added by king Mindon of Mandalay in the early 19th century.
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