Inspiring Arts


The name Aksobhya means “Immovable” or “Unshakable”. Aksobhya Buddha is known as the “Immovable Buddha of the Eastern Pure Land”, being one of the Five Transcendent Buddhas who represent consciousness as an aspect of reality. This Song Dynasty statu…
In Tibet, Nepal and other regions, a kind of precious stone has been loved by many for years. It is said it came to earth as “Treasures of Heavenly Deities”. It is respectfully named “Heavenly stone”. This is Dzi beads. It is one of the 7 treasures…
Thangka is a uniquely Himalayan form of Buddhist art that dates back thousands of years. Though subsequently influenced by Chinese and Nepalese traditions, thangka’s birth occurred in the Buddhist art of India. However, the word “thangka” (pronounce…
This is a great treasure I discovered in Taiwan; an antique Buddha crafted during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Seated on a lotus throne, this Buddha is 22 cm high. When I caught sight of this Buddha, I was struck by His amazing radiance, by the int…
This white porcelain 87-centimeter-high Guanyin Bodhisattva statue stands barefoot on the double-lotus throne atop a base of nine centimeters. The finishing is white and delicate, almost resembling an enamel jade. Guanyin Bodhisattva is depicted wit…
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