Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wednesday wonders


I want to begin by saying I didn't mean to mislead anyone about the eclipse on Monday.  Where I live, we didn't have a total eclipse (Wichita, KS), but it was still pretty amazing.  Of course, I think the buzz surrounding the eclipse was probably bigger than the actual event.

This week we are headed to the far east, where we find Buddhas.  Spreading from India to Central and Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan, for centuries Buddhas and Buddhism have played a central role in the spiritual, cultural, and social life of Asia.  Buddhism spread to the west in the 20th century.  A Buddha has come to be known as an enlightened person.





 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 I hope you have enjoyed seeing Buddhas from various areas of Asia.  Thanks for joining me today.  I'm simply thrilled to receive such positive feedback to the choice of photos I choose each week.

18 thoughtful remarks:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love this wonderful Buddhas - all so different!
Hope you feel much better soon dear Elizabeth! Take good care of you my friend!
oxo Susi

Darla said...

Each of the pictures is beautiful in its own way. I enjoyed the collection.

CJ Kennedy said...

Beautiful statues

My name is Erika. said...

I love the variety! And I also love how Buddhas are usually so plump and serene. Happy Wednesday. Hugs-Erika

RO said...

I love looking at these great pics. Each one has something unique to show us. Hugs...

nanskidrewski said...

Loved the photos you picked! Will continue to look for enlightenment. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra Cox said...

I always think of my former boss and good buddy. He loves the laughing Buddha.
YOU, have a great one.

chrissie said...

Always love Buddha Photographs. I have a Buddha sculpture in a quiet corner of my garden with a wonderful passion flower now blooming near to it.

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

Divers and Sundry said...

I love all those Buddhas! And I have a special place in my heart for Ganesh. The variety is wonderful.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful Buddhas, thanks for sharing the photos. Feel well soon! Hugs, Valerie

kathyinozarks said...

I loved your buddhas-all a bit different too-

Let's Art Journal said...

What a wonderful post and it was so interesting to see all the images! I had no idea there were so many different Buddhas, all of which are very beautiful! Hope you are feeling better and wishing you a lovely week! J 😊

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Ah Ganesh, the remover of obstacles...wonderful collection. xox

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Elizabeth! I love your Buddhas but so sorry to see that you haven't posted since Wednesday! I hope you are soon on the mend! Hugs, Chrisx

kaybee said...

More fabulous images! I've read a lot about Buddhism. My hairdresser is from Thailand and I saw her yesterday, when she showed me photos of her local Thai temple (not far from me) and the amazing artwork. I never knew I had a Thai temple near me, and I intend to visit it.

sheila 77 said...

Oh how very interesting, Elizabeth. We don't have many obvious (to me)Buddhas here, what a variety you have shown. I like the second one best with the pretty arch and he has a kind, calm face.

Jeanie said...

Love the Buddha and what it stands for. So many interpretations -- all beautiful. Thanks for sharing all these. Very peaceful.

roth phallyka said...

Take good care of you my friend!


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