Buddhist Statues in Kyoto

A look at some of the very best Buddhist statues and paintings from the Kyoto area in Japan, and the role they play in people’s lives.

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Avalokiteshvara (Chinese Movie)

A 2013 movie made in China telling three overlapping stories that lead to the arrival of the world famous statue of Avalokiteshvara at Mount Putuo in Japan.

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The Monk Bodhidharma, The First Patriarch of Zen

Documentary from India’s Doordarshan on the legendary life and missionary work of Ven Bodhidharma

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Shaolin Zen Meditation, Martial Arts and Medicine

A documentary about meditation martial arts and medicine at Shaolin Temple in China (Mandarin with English Subtitles)

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Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World

Historian Bettany Hughes explains some of the basic Buddhist concepts, and at the same time show some of the riches of Buddhist culture.

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Buddha With A Thousand Hands (2008)

Video of the China Disabled Peoples Performance Art Troupe, with their lead dancer, Tai Lihua, performing the famous Buddha with a Thousand Hands dance, recorded for German TV in 2008.

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The Great Compassion Mantra Of Avalokitesvara

This is a wonderful rendition of the third Great Compassion Mantra as found in the Chinese tradition with some beautiful images uploaded with the victims of the Japanese Tsunami in mind.

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The Journey of Xuanzang 11 & 12

The Emperor requests Xuanzang to write his Records of the Western World and he gains partonage to start his translation work. He translates some of the most voluminous of the Mahayana works, but eventually his health deteriorates and he passes away.

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The Journey of Xuanzang 9 & 10

These two episodes cover the last years of Xuanzang’s sojourn in Nalanda, his great debates, and eventually his departure, and return across the Silk Road to the China of the Tang Dynasty.

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The Journey of Xuanzang 7 & 8

Xuanzang travels down through India and eventually reaches Nalanda, where he is to stay for 10 years in all. Much information about the foundation of Buddhism, its propogatation under King Asoka, and the glories of Nalanda.

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