The Sacred Space

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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Sun May 03, 2009 3:55 pm

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore's Chinatown (A visit on May 2nd 2009)
An 8 part excerpt image gallery will be unveiled here in gradual parts. The only regret is that the photography of the actual Buddha's Tooth and Other Relics were prohibited. Otherwise, the Temple was a museum to fabulous Buddhist iconography, especially Tang Dynasty (very strong likeness to Japanese Buddhist art) being a major theme. The Microsoft Picture Viewer was used to brighten up/enhance certain pics that were dark due to prohibited flash photography in certain parts of the exhibition. A link to them: http://www.btrts.org.sg/

Part 1:The Temple and Main Shrine: Part 1
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Emanation of Vajrapani Bodhisattva:
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Emanation of Vajrapani Bodhisattva:
Narêndra-Rāja (Rén Wáng)
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The Entrance
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Sun May 03, 2009 4:09 pm

Part 1:The Temple and Main Shrine: Part 2
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A Wall Mural of the Shurangama Assembly with Sakyamuni Buddha as Teaching Host
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On both sides of the Main Shrine Hall:
100 Buddhas with 6 Offerings
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The Hundred Dragons Main Shrine:
Maitreya Bodhisattva (centre) flanked by 2 Bodhisattvas
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Sun May 03, 2009 4:24 pm

Part 1:The Temple and Main Shrine: Part 3
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Kulikah Nagaraja, Sword of Acala Vidyaraja
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The Cintamanichakra Avalokitesvara
(Shrine facing back area)
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The Temple Bell
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Sun May 03, 2009 4:34 pm

Part 1:The Temple and Main Shrine: Part 4
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Another view of the Main Shrine
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Revolving Vairocana Buddha Prayer Wheel
At Ten Thousand Buddhas Pagoda (Roof Top)
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Close up of one of the 100 Buddhas at the Main Shrine Hall
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Mon May 04, 2009 2:40 am

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore: Part 2:Sakyamuni Buddha: Part 1
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Khmer-like Buddha as a renunciate cropping hair stone carving
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Chinese-like Buddha with Assembly stone carving
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Greco-like Buddha stone carving
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Mon May 04, 2009 2:54 am

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore: Part 2:Sakyamuni Buddha: Part 2
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Small Infant Buddha statue with bathing basin and canopy
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Greco-like meditating Buddha stone carving
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Stone carving of the Buddha's Mahaparinirvana
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Mon May 04, 2009 3:29 am

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore: Part 2:Sakyamuni Buddha: Part 3
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Mon May 04, 2009 3:58 am

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore: Part 2:Sakyamuni Buddha: Part 4
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Mon May 04, 2009 4:11 am

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore: Part 2:Sakyamuni Buddha: Part 5
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Burmese styled Buddha on an elaborate throne
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Thai styled Buddha
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The Buddha seated on Mucalinda Nagaraja
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Mon May 04, 2009 4:21 am

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore: Part 2:Sakyamuni Buddha: Part 6
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The Buddha's Mahaparinirvana 2
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The Buddha's Mahaparinirvana 1
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The Buddha and Sujata
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby vinodh » Mon May 04, 2009 5:58 am

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yo dharmaṁ paśyati, sa buddhaṁ paśyati

One who sees the Dharma, sees the Buddha
śālistamba sūtra

na pudgalo na ca skandhā buddho jñānamanāsravam
sadāśāntiṁ vibhāvitvā gacchāmi śaraṇaṁ hyaham

Neither a person nor the aggregates, the Buddha, is knowledge free from [evil] outflows
Clearly perceiving [him] to be eternally serene, I go for refuge [in him]
saddharma-laṅkāvatāra-sūtra
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Tue May 05, 2009 1:10 am

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore: Part 3:Maitreya Bodhisattva: Part 1
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Tue May 05, 2009 1:25 am

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore: Part 3:Maitreya Bodhisattva: Part 2
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Tue May 05, 2009 1:38 am

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore: Part 3:Maitreya Bodhisattva: Part 3
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Tue May 05, 2009 1:43 am

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore: Part 3:Maitreya Bodhisattva: Part 4
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Wed May 06, 2009 3:34 am

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore: Part 4:Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva: Part 1
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The Seated Eleven Faced Thousand Armed and Eyed Avalokitesvara (Ekadasa Mukha Sahasrabhujanetra Avalokitesvara)
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The bronze seated Avalokitesvara
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The Wish Fulfilling Wheel Avalokitesvara
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Wed May 06, 2009 3:40 am

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore: Part 4:Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva: Part 2
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5 Chinese styled carvings of Avalokitesvara (only 3 visible in this shot)
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The Water Moon Avalokitesvara
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The Luminous Star Avalokitesvara
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Wed May 06, 2009 3:46 am

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore: Part 4:Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva: Part 3
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The Eleven Faced Avalokitesvara (Ekadasa Mukha Avalokitesvara)
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The Noble Avalokitesvara (Aryavalokitesvara)
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The Wish Fulfilling Wheel Avalokitesvara (Cintamani Chakra Avalokitesvara)
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Wed May 06, 2009 3:51 am

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore: Part 4:Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva: Part 4
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The 48 Armed Avalokitesvara
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The 18 Armed Avalokitesvara
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The Horse Headed Avalokitesvara (Hayagriva Avalokitesvara)
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Re: The Sacred Space

Postby thornbush » Wed May 06, 2009 3:59 am

The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore: Part 4:Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva: Part 5
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The Many Treasures Avalokitesvara in Seated Royal Ease Pose
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The Infalliable Lasso Avalokitesvara (Amoghapasa Avalokitesvara)
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Tibetan styled standing Eleven Faced Thousand Armed and Eyed Avalokitesvara
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