Kadampa Buddhism

The official site of the New Kadampa Tradition -
International Kadampa Buddhist Union
Founder: Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Buddhist Art

Enlightened beings can display their inner realizations as forms. Enlightened compassion appears in the form of Buddha Avalokiteshvara, wisdom in the form of Manjushri, love in the form of Maitreya, and so on.

Contemplating these exalted forms helps us to increase our faith in enlightened beings, receive their blessings, and eventually to develop the qualities they embody.

For over two and a half thousand years, Buddhists have practiced the art of depicting these holy forms in paintings, statues, and so forth.

Use the menu to see how this living tradition is flourishing today.

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