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National Treasure of Japan The Great Buddha statue of Kamakura located at the Kōtoku-in Temple dates...

National Treasure of Japan, The Great Buddha statue of Kamakura, located at the Kōtoku-in Temple, dates from Weight 121 tonnes pounds), Height m

Smiling Jizo statue at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan 愛宕念仏寺

Smiling Jizo statue at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan 愛宕念仏寺 Is this where the idea of Yoda came from?

Jizo-protector of travellers and children

I always wondered about the little figures in the Japanese film Princess Mononoke (which I love) These creepy little guys are "spirits of th.

"Entre el estímulo y la respuesta hay un espacio. En ese espacio es nuestro poder de elegir nuestra respuesta. En nuestra respuesta yace nuestro crecimiento y nuestra libertad" - Victor E. Frankl

butsuzo, a small Buddhist statue of a monk in prayer. Hase-dera Temple, Kamakura, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan // photo by Swiftblue

Small Jizo statue at Mimuroto-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan

Small Jizo statue at Mimuroto-ji temple, Kyoto, JapanClick the link now to find the center in you with our amazing selections of items ranging from yoga apparel to meditation space decor!

Jizo Bodhisattva, one of the most beloved Japanese divinities. Picture: iStock A walk through the Buddhist graveyard with a monk is like a tour of the Vatican with the Pope. Sit among pilgrims at Kobo Daishi’s mausoleum and breathe in the atmosphere. Small bursts of silence between chanting offer a glimpse of the enduring stillness they seek.

IT’S a two-hour train ride and cable car journey from Osaka, encircled by eight mountain peaks so why are one million pilgrims journeying here each year?

Jizo Bosatsu in Japan, also known in Sanskrit as Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva.    That is one groovy hat.

Jizo Bosatsu in Japan, also known in Sanskrit as Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. That is one groovy hat.

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