Manifesting Dharma: Standing Bhaiṣajyaguru Buddha

2020-08-06

Manifesting Dharma: Buddhist Art 101

Each “Buddhist Art 101" spiritual card introduces each sculpture's inspirations and history. They also allow the public to get closer with each artwork and appreciate Buddhist Art. Visitors are welcome to print them out, reminding themselves to keep a peaceful mind and to take care of their families under all circumstances.

August – Overcoming Challenges, Sincere Blessings

During these challenging times, the way we respond to external forces is vital to our well-being. Luckily, different Buddhas and Bodhisattvas can guide us to the right direction. Through various sculptural clues, such as the fearless gesture, they provide us with hope, peace, strength and protection. May we overcome these challenges together, extending auspicious blessings to all sentient beings.

Standing Bhaiṣajyaguru Buddha  Korea | Unified Silla period      #18@101

During the Unified Silla period (668-935 CE), many monks travelled to Tang China in search of Buddhist teachings. Consequently, Bhaiṣajyaguru belief in Korea began around 650 CE, while Bhaiṣajyaguru statuary were popular during the 8th century. Influenced by the Tang Chinese statuary and scriptures, Korean artists created highly realistic Buddhist sculptures, commonly portrayed with a proportionately bigger head as their unique regional characteristic.

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