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Bhavacakra, the Wheel of Becoming
Credit: Philipp Roelli, uploaded by Dieter A. Bachmann

The Bhavacakra (Sanskrit, भवचक्र) or Wheel of Becoming (Tibetan srid.pa'i 'khor.lo) is a complex symbolic representation of saṃsāra in the form of a circle (mandala), used primarily in Tibetan Buddhism.

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Ascetic Gautama with his five companions, who later comprised the first Sangha. Wall painting in a Laotian temple
Credit: Wallpainting in a laotian temple, taken by Sacca

Ascetic Gautama with his five companions, who later comprised the first Sangha. Wall painting in a Laotian temple

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Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, India, where Buddha attained Nirvana under the Bodhi Tree
Credit: Bpilgrim

Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, India, where Buddha attained Nirvana under the Bodhi Tree

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The Dalai Lama receiving a Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. From left: Nancy Pelosi, Robert Byrd and George W. Bush
Credit: Chris Greenberg, White House employee

The Dalai Lama receiving a Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. From left: Nancy Pelosi, Robert Byrd and George W. Bush

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Yantra tattooing
Credit: Photographer: Spencer Littlewood, uploaded by Sakyant

Sak yant (Thai: สักยันต), also called yantra tattooing, is a form of sacred tattooing practiced in Southeast Asian countries including Cambodia and Thailand.

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Vesak in Sri Lanka
Credit: Shehal Joseph

Vesak in Pali (Sanskrit Vaiśākha) is an annual holiday observed traditionally by practicing Buddhists in many Asian countries

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Magha Puja
Credit: Tevaprapas

Ceremony with lighted candles in hand around a temple on Asalha Puja day in Wat Khung Taphao, Ban Khung Taphao, Khung Taphao subdistrict, Mueang Uttaradit, Uttaradit Province, Thailand.

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An example of shōjin-ryōri taken in Kyoto, Japan at the zen temple of Ryuanji.
Credit: Ph0kin

Buddhist cuisine is an East Asian cuisine which is followed by some believers of Buddhism. It is primarily vegetarian, in order to keep with the general Buddhist precept of ahimsa (non-violence).

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Vegetarian restaurant buffet, Taipei, Taiwan. July 2003
Credit: Pratyeka

In Buddhism, the views on vegetarianism vary from school to school. In the schools of the Theravada and Vajrayana, the act of eating meat is not always prohibited; the Mahayana schools generally recommend a vegetarian diet, based on the firm insistence by the Buddha in certain Mahayana sutras that his followers should not eat meat or fish.

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Wat Phra Sri Ratanamahatat. Phitsanulok, Thailand
Credit: Tevaprapas Makklay

Buddhist art originated on the Indian subcontinent following the historical life of Gautama Buddha, 6th to 5th century BCE, and thereafter evolved by contact with other cultures as it spread throughout Asia and the world.

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Jodoji Ono Hyogo Japan
Credit: Photo by Autumn Snake, uploaded by おぉたむすねィく探検隊

Buddharūpa (बुद्धरूप, literally, "Form of the Awakened One") is the Sanskrit and Pali term used in Buddhism for statues or models of the Buddha.

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Gandhara Buddha, 1st-2nd century CE.
Credit: Phg

Greco-Buddhist art is the artistic manifestation of Greco-Buddhism, a cultural syncretism between the Classical Greek culture and Buddhism, which developed over a period of close to 1000 years in Central Asia, between the conquests of Alexander the Great in the 4th century BCE, and the Islamic conquests of the 7th century CE.

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Jetavanaramaya stupa is an example of brick-clad Buddhist architecture in Sri Lanka Flag of Sri Lanka
Credit: Isura Ranatunga

Jetavanaramaya stupa is an example of brick-clad Buddhist architecture in Sri Lanka

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Rinpung Dzong
Credit: Keith Mason

Rinpung Dzong is a large monastery and fortress in Paro District in Bhutan.

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Carved decoration of the Northern gateway to the Great Stupa of Sanchi
Credit: Doron

Carved decoration of the Northern gateway to the Great Stupa of Sanchi

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Vatadage Temple, in Polonnaruwa
Credit: Lankapic

The second most ancient of Sri Lanka's kingdoms, Polonnaruwa was first declared the capital city by King Vijayabahu I, who defeated the Chola invaders in 1070 CE to reunite the country once more under a local leader.

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A statue of a Bodhisattva, Akasagarbha.
Credit: 663highland

In the Buddhist context, a bodhisattva means either "enlightened (bodhi) existence (sattva)" or "enlightenment-being" or, given the variant Sanskrit spelling satva rather than sattva, "heroic-minded one (satva) for enlightenment (bodhi)". Another translation is "Wisdom-Being".

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Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
Credit: Ahoerstemeier

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The temple is often referred to as Doi Suthep although this is actually the name of the mountain it is located on.

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Thai monks on pilgrimage in their saffron robes.
Credit: Tevaprapas Makklay

Theravada; literally, "the Teaching of the Elders", or "the Ancient Teaching") is the oldest surviving Buddhist school. It was founded in India. It is relatively conservative, and generally closest to early Buddhism.

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An early Mahayana Buddhist triad. From left to right, a Kushan devotee, the Bodhisattva Maitreya, the Buddha, the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, and a Buddhist monk. 2nd-3rd century CE, Gandhara.
Credit: PHGCOM

Mahayana is one of the two main existing schools of Buddhism and a term for classification of Buddhist philosophies and practice. It was founded in India.

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