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Angkor Wat (Capital Temple) the front side of the main complex in the late afternoon. The temple complex is the largest religious monument in the world at 420 acres (0.65 square miles).

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

The two Buddhas in the upper sanctuary both are performing the Bhumisparsha mudra.

The outdoor temple of the Watt. In the foreground the Buddha statue is has the Bhumisparsha mudra, or the earth touching or earth witness mudra. This mudra, formed with all five fingers of the right hand extended to touch the ground, symbolizes the…

A reclining Buddha is represents the historical Buddha during his last illness, about to enter the Nirvana. He is lying on the right flank, his head resting on a cushion or relying on his right elbow, supporting his head with his…

The wheels around the stupa and the temple represent the dhamma (dharma in Sanskrit). Dhamma is widely defined to be the words of the Buddha, the practice of his teaching, and the attainment of enlightenment. Dhamma is not just doctrines; it is…

This Buddha is the Buddha who has yet to come to earth. Known as Maitreya in Sanskrit and Metteyya in Pali, this Buddha is regarded as a bodhisattva who will appear on Earth in the future, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma.…

Ven. Vicheth Chum Talks about Day to Day Responsibilities as a Monk.

"Our services our busy every day, mostly every weekend, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. People make ceremony in this hall. Sometime they invite us to their home for seven days or one…

White Buddha statue scene with the grass represents when the Buddha was born. Buddha Shakyamuni was born as a royal prince in 624 BC in a place called Lumbini, in what is now Nepal.

Buddha with hands crossed in lap in the dhyana or meditation mudra, legs in the single lotus position, looking very hungry and ascetic. Having the statue under a tree in the midst of meditation might represent the Buddha meditating under the Bodhi…