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Tibet

Tibetan Monastery

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If we talk about Buddhism in the present time, Dalai Lama is considered as the manifestation and incarnations of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, one of the major Bodhisattvas in Buddhism. And the lineage of Dalai Lama is from Tibetan Buddhist cultures. Buddhism in Tibet is one of the most popular Buddhist traditions in Western part of the world. The influence of His Highness The Dalai Lama in the redevelopment of Buddhism in India, have made Tibet quite popular in the world.

Tibet is a region that lies on the Tibetan Plateau of Asia and is the highest region that can be found in the earth. Tibet is mostly inhabited with Buddhist ethnicities i.e. Monpa, Qiang, Han Chinese, and Hui people. Tibet is also the region with the highest elevation in the earth i.e. Mt. Everest. In other words, Mt. Everest is located on the border of both Nepal as well as Tibet. People in Tibet considered Buddhist very important and Buddhism in Tibet have very strong influence in the day to day life of the people.

Buddhist in Tibet

Buddhist in Tibet

Buddhism in Tibet is respected with quite importance by Tibetan people. The oldest religion ever recorded in the history of Tibet was Bon religion but in the present time, the development of Buddhism in Tibet had totally eclipsed this ancient religion. The influence of Indian Buddhism as well as Nepali Buddhism produced a distinctive Buddhist tradition which was originated from Mahayana Buddhism as well as Vajrayana Buddhism.

Tibetan Buddhism is quite distinctive Buddhist tradition since Tibet was quite secluded region not long ago. Even though Lord Buddha was not born in this region, or teachings of Buddha was not preached in this region, or the death of Lord Buddha was not taken in this region, due to the reincarnation of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, i.e. Dalai Lama, Tibet is one of the best targeted religious sites in the world and the Buddhist practices in Tibet are quite distinctive from other Buddhist religions due to the influence of Tantric Buddhism from ancient Buddhism. Other important features of Buddhism Tibet are Buddhist schools in Tibet. There are four important Buddhist schools that ordained Buddhist disciples and monks, teach sutras for the teachings of Buddha. These four major Buddhist schools are Nyingma Buddhist school, Kagyu Buddhist school, Sakyapa Buddhist School, and Gelugpa Buddhist school.

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Buddhist Monuments in Tibet

Being one of the famous Buddhist countries, Tibet is the home to many important Buddhist monuments. Buddhist pilgrims and devout from all around the globe, visit Tibet due to religious importance of its Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Tibet. Potala Palace of Tibet is one of the most important and most popular Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Tibet since Potala Palace is the residence of His Holiness Dalai lama. Tibet is also popular for their superior artistic expertise in making and crafting Nepal Tibet Buddha statues. Other important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Tibet are Jokhang Temple, Samye Buddhist monastery, Pacho Monastery and etc.

Buddhist in Tibet is also greatly influenced by Buddhist in Nepal since both countries had ancient relationship due to the marriage of Emperor Songtsan Gampo and Nepali Princess Bhrikuti. This relationship between two countries also influenced in the development of Buddhism in Tibet. Princess Bhrikuti brought many Nepali Buddha statues, Buddha images, Newar craftsmen, etc as a part of her dowry. The tradition of Nepali Buddha statues also influence greatly in the tradition of making Tibetan Buddha statues in Tibet. Thus Buddhist in Tibet is somewhat similar to Nepali Buddhism and Buddhist devout in Nepal also follow Tibetan Buddhism especially Nepali Tibetan Ethnicites.

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Our collections of Buddha statues and arts

Old bronze Jambhala statue

Old bronze Jambhala statue

275 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

275 euro
Very early Jain statue with inscriptions

Very early Jain statue with inscriptions

600 euro
Bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha statue

Bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha statue

175 euro
Very special bronze Burmese Buddha statue

Very special bronze Burmese Buddha statue

47,500 euro
Old bronze Nepali Ganesha statue

Old bronze Nepali Ganesha statue

350 euro
Old wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Old wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

800 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

500 euro
Old bronze Nepali Green Tara

Old bronze Nepali Green Tara

1,350 euro
Special antique marble Jain statue

Special antique marble Jain statue

2,750 euro
Old red Burmese offering vessel

Old red Burmese offering vessel

750 euro
Special antique bronze Shan Buddha statue

Special antique bronze Shan Buddha statue

7,500 euro
Old marble Hanuman statue

Old marble Hanuman statue

650 euro
Old bronze Burmese Buddha statue

Old bronze Burmese Buddha statue

500 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

1,850 euro
Old bronze Manjushri statue

Old bronze Manjushri statue

550 euro
Old bronze nepali Ganesha statue

Old bronze nepali Ganesha statue

250 euro
Old bronze Nepali Lokeshwor statue

Old bronze Nepali Lokeshwor statue

1,750 euro
Old bronze Parvati statue

Old bronze Parvati statue

900 euro
Old bronze Nepali White Tara statue

Old bronze Nepali White Tara statue

325 euro
Antique marble Ganesha statue

Antique marble Ganesha statue

2,850 euro
Old marble Burmese Buddha statue

Old marble Burmese Buddha statue

900 euro
Old Burmese Buddha statue

Old Burmese Buddha statue

1,600 euro
Pair of old marble lion statues

Pair of old marble lion statues

700 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

600 euro
Special antique Ivory Japanese Zushi shrine

Special antique Ivory Japanese Zushi shrine

14,500 euro
Antique bronze Thai Sukhothai Buddha statue

Antique bronze Thai Sukhothai Buddha statue

1,600 euro
Antique ivory Japanese figure

Antique ivory Japanese figure

1,500 euro
Old wooden Burmese Monk statue

Old wooden Burmese Monk statue

300 euro
Old wooden Burmese Throne

Old wooden Burmese Throne

1,250 euro
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