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Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst
Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst

The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

29 April

Mahinda- a Buddhist Monk

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Mahinda Buddhist Monk

Mahinda, son of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka and Devi, was a Buddhist monk widely known for his contribution in Buddhism. He was the man who spread Buddhism to Sri Lanka. It was recorded that Ashoka named him Mahinda which means conqueror of the world but Mahinda was more influenced by his mother and thus became a Buddhist monk.

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02 April

Ajahn Maha Bua

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Ajahn Maha Bua

Ajahn Maha Bua was a Thai Buddhist monk who was formally known as Phra Dharma Visuddhi Mangala or in Thai, Luang Ta Maha Bua and was born on August 12th, 1913. His childhood name was Bua Lohitdee. He was well-known Monk of the late 20th and early 21st centuries and was regarded as an Arahant. He learned under Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta, esteemed master of Thai Forest Tradition. He was considered to be Ajahn Yai or Head of the Thai Forest Tradition lineage after the death of Ajahn Thate in 1994.

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29 March

Mingun Sayadaw

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Mingun Sayadaw

Mingun Sayadaw's formal name is Mingun Sayadaw U Vicittasarabivamsa. His childhood name was Maung Khin and as he studied under U. Sobita at the age of 10, he got his first Buddhist name, Shin Vicittasara. He was a Burmese Theravada Buddhist monk who is best known for his memory skills and his role in the Sixth Buddhist Council.

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27 March

Shin Arahan, primate of Pagan Kingdom

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Shin Arahan, primate of Pagan Kingdom

Venerable Shin Arahan was the bishop of the Pagan Kingdom from the mid 11th century to early 12th century. He was born in the year 1034 and was native to the Thaton Kingdom. He was a religious advisor to the four Pagan Kings for Anawrahta to Alaungsithu. He was popularly known for the conversion of Anawrahta to Theravada Buddhism which is viewed as a key turning point in the history.

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12 March

Vasubandhu

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Vasubandhu Indian Buddhist monk

Vasubandhu, an influential Buddhist monk, was born in a Brahmin family in Peshawar, present-day Pakistan. As a biography of Vasubandhu mentions that he initially studied under the Buddhist Sarvastivada school which was more popularized in Gandhara during that time. Later on, he moved to Kashmir to study under the orthodox Sarvastivada branch. After completion, he returned home and then started to give the discourse on Abhidharma. later under the influence of his brother Asang, he converted to Mahayana Buddhism

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07 March

Atisa Dipamkara Srijnana

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Atisa Dipamkara Srijnana

Atisa Dipamkara Srijnana was a renown Buddhist Bengali religious leader and was one of the important Buddhist scholars in the area of spreading Mahayana Buddhism and Vajrayana Buddhism in Asia. He was also recognized as one of the important personality of classical Buddhism.

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