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Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst
Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst

The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

22 March

Milarepa- Famous Yogis and Poets

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Milarepa

Ujetsun Milarepa was born in the mid 11th century in the village of Kya Ngatsa which is also known as Tsa, in Gungthang province. He was named Mila Thopaga early in his life which translates Joy to hear. He is a major figure in the history of Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism and is considered as one of the Tibetan's famous yogis and poets.

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21 March

Zhiyi

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Zhiyi founder of tiantai Buddhist Tradition

Zhiyi is considered as the founder of Tiantai tradition of Buddhism in China. He is best known for being the first in the history of Chinese Buddhism to elaborate a complete, critical and systematic classification of the teachings of Buddha. He is also regarded as the first major figure to make significant changes in the Indian tradition that was followed and localize it to form Chinese indigenous system.

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19 March

Jizang

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Jizang

Jizang, a Persian-Chinese Buddhist monk, and scholar are also known as Jiaxiang or Master Jiaxiang since he was popularized and recognized while he was at the Jiaxing Temple. Jizang is also regarded as the founder of East Asian Madhyamaka.

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15 March

Kumarajiva

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Kumaravija

Kumarajiva was the son of Brahmin priest, Kumarayana and Kuchan princess, Jiva also known as Jivaka. He was very talented and once an arhat predicted that he will be one who will spread the Buddhism in China and other parts as well. He studied the Abhidharma Pitaka of the Sarvastivada under the Kashmirian Buddhayasa, as well as the four Vedas, five sciences, Brahmanical sacred texts, astronomy.

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09 March

Naropa

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Naropa

Indian Buddhist Mahasiddha, Naropa was the disciple of Tilopa, and brother of Niguma. But some text confirms that Naropa was partner and pupil of Niguma. Regarding the name of Naropa, Scholar John Newman mentions, the Tibetans gave Naro's name as Naropa, Naropanchen, Narotapa, and so forth.

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07 February

Kaundinya

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Kaundinya and his colleagues

Kaundinya was a Buddhist monk and was one of the first five arhats who received the discourse from Buddha. He lived during the 6th century BCE in ancient India, now Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India. Kaundinya is also popularly known as Ajnatakaundinya. Kaundinya was a brahmin who was appointed as a royal court scholar of King Suddhodana of the Sakyas in Kapilavastu. He was the one who predicted the future of the Siddhartha Gautam as an enlightened Buddha and vowed to become his disciple.

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02 February

Angulimala

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angulimala

Angulimala is known as a ruthless serial killer who wears a necklace/ garland of fingers of those who he killed. Later, he was redeemed by a sincere conversion to Buddhism through the conversation with the Buddha. He is mostly mentioned in Theravada Sutra.

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