Buddhism 101 - the Ultimate list
To coincide with the relaunch of our new website,we at www.thebuddhasface.co.uk thought it would be fun,useful and hopefully inspiring to compile a ‘101’ list of useful facts about Buddhism and some of the meanings and symbolism behind the Buddha images, statues and artefacts that we have for sale on our website.
When we started we thought that 101 "things about Buddhism" was a whole heap of research but we soon found that we quickly surpassed 101 items so thought about heading for 1001 !
But as we started with that intention we've decided to keep the title 'Buddhism 101'. It's been quite a journey of discovery and enlightenment and we have learnt much on our path though there is much more to learn and unlearn.
"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting."
We’ve also constructed and collated what we think are the finest and most comprehensive top 10 lists about Buddhism ever on the web and to finish off we have assembled information about the world’s biggest, tallest and highest Buddhist statues and monuments – a sort of Buddhist Guinness Book of World Records !
We hope you will find the following information useful and enlightening - please feel free to link to this page from your website and feedback any comments you may have.
A very big thank you from Den and Ian
The team that brings you The Buddha’s Face
"What we think, we become."
Buddhism 101 Contents
Buddhism Fast Facts
What does Buddha mean?
The Present Buddha
The Four Passing Sights
The Search for Enlightenment Begins
The Buddha’s Enlightenment
The Buddha becomes a Teacher
The Buddha’s Last Words
What is Theravada Buddhism ?
Do Buddhists worship statues ?
How can someone become a Buddhist?
What is the Trancendence of Suffering?
What do Buddhist think of themselves?
What is the Middle Way?
The Sun is Always Out
Two Sides of the same Coin
Where do Buddhist Stand on Issues ?
What is Samsara ?
What is Nirvana ?
What did the Buddha beleive about Past and Future Lives ?
How like the Buddha can you show Love for All Beings ?
Introduction to Buddhism Video
What is Karma ?
The First Buddhas
Buddhist Art in Thailand
Brief History of Symbolism in Buddhism
Attributes of the Buddha in Thailand and Laos
The Buddha’s Feet
The Buddha's Eyes
The Buddha’s Ears
Buddha Hand gestures in Thailand and Laos
Posture and dress of the Buddha in Thailand and Laos
The Buddha's Begging Bowl
The 3 Precious Jewels
The Buddhist Flag
The Five Qualities of Enjoyment
The Eight Lucky Articles or Eight Bringers of Good Fortune
The Eight Offerings
The Story of the Laughing Buddha
Laughing Buddha Wooden Statues
The Laughing Buddha in Chinese Temples
Zen and the Laughing Buddha
Pure Land Buddhism and garden design
Zen Buddhism and garden design
Ten of the World’s Most Beautiful Buddhist Gardens
Totekiko Temple Gardens , Kyoto Japan
Imperial War Museum Peace Garden , London UK
The Mahabodhi Temple Garden, India
Ryōan-ji Temple Gardens - Kyoto Japan
Sigiriya Temple Gardens ,Sri Lanka
The Lumbini Garden, India
Kagyu Samyé Ling Monastery Garden, Scotland
Secret Buddha Garden, Ko Samui , Thailand
The Peace Pagoda Gardens, Milton Keynes, UK
Wenshu Monastery Gardens, Chengdu, China
The Ancient Thai City of Sukhothai
First Buddhist Temple in the UK
The Thai Buddhist temple made from one million beer bottles
The Ancient City – Muang Boran, Bangkok
The Amazing Buddha Gardens of Bunleua Sulilat, Thailand
Some Famous Buddhists
The largest carved stone Buddha Statue in the world
The Largest Reclining Buddha Statue in the World
The Largest Buddhist Chedi (Pagoda) in the World
The largest Buddhist Monument in the World
The Largest Buddhist Temple in the World
The Largest Wooden Buddhist Temple in the World
The Tallest Standing Buddha Statue in the World
The Largest Jade Buddha Statue in the World
The Largest Solid Gold Buddha Statue in the World
The Highest Buddhist Monastery in the World
Top 10 of the World’s Most Amazing Buddha Statues
The Ten Cardinal Precepts for Buddhist Monks
Top 10 Quotes from the Buddha
Top 10 Zen Buddhist Quotes
The Top 10 Bangkok Buddhist Temples
Top 10 misperceptions about Buddhism
Top 10 Famous Buddhists
Top 10 Buddhist Countries by Population
Top 10 Reasons for Being a Buddhist
Top 10 Buddhist Caves in the World
Videos from our You Tube Channel
the fragrance of pure moral conduct
The stone Buddhas of Usuki City , Japan
Stone Buddhist Statues in China - a Long Series of Stone Buddhas
Stone Buddhas in Korea
The Stone Buddhas of Bamyan, Afghanistan
Arresting the Stone Buddha – a Zen parable
The Story and Symbolism behind the Fat Buddha