Mossy Jizo statue at Renge-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan

Mossy Jizo statue at Renge-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan. cute little buddha

Yes, that's a real statue. Ushiku Daibutsu located in Japan's Ibaraki prefecture.

Ushiku Daibutsu (Buddha Statue) is located in Japan's Ibaraki prefecture. It is currently the largest statue in the world.

Daitoku-ji temple, Koto-in Zen Temple, Kyoto.

Early summer in Daitoku-ji temple, Koto-in Zen Temple, Kyoto, Japan -llove the stone work

Japanese important cultural property, Hoshi Washo statue, Heian Era (794~1192) 重要文化財 宝誌和尚立像

Statue of Buddhist priest Houshi (宝誌和尚像) at Saiou-ji temple(西往寺) in Kyoto, Japan (Thx Barbara)

"Shoshin" 初心 is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind”. It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would.

Shoshin is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind”. It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subjec

京都 鷹峰 光悦寺 (Kouetuji temple in Kyoto,Japan)

I love this pathway - pin to remember to duplicate one day (Kouetuji temple in Kyoto,Japan)

Ushiku Daibutsu [Buddha], Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

36 Views of the Ushiku Daibutsu

Ushiku Daibutsu, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan - very new statue, but only about an hour out of Tokyo.

A Japanese Zen monk on almsrounds. In Japan, it is believed that performing almsround is cleansing for both the beggar - who can put spare change to good use; and for the community - it allows people to give to others selflessly. The alms collected are considered sacred.

Yuzen, a buddhist monk from the Sōtō Zen sect begging at Oigawa, Kyoto. Begging is part of the training of some Buddhist sects.

Japanese National Treasure, Miroku Bosatsu statue at Koryu-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan

Japanese National Treasure, Miroku Bosatsu statue at Koryu-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan. This Buddha is said to be the most beautiful Buddha in Japan

Buddha. Kamakura, Japan.

“One of the beautiful things about Buddhism is that it does not worship Buddha as a god or deity, but instead celebrates the Buddha as an example of a normal person like you and me who applied a good.

Twin Jizo statue at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan

Twin Jizo statue at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan by hashiee.

The giant Sleeping Buddha of Nanzoin Temple, Fukuoka Prefecture in Japan. Travel Japan multicityworldtravel.com

The giant Sleeping Buddha of Nanzoin Temple, Fukuoka Prefecture in Japan. The sleeping Buddha statue and an army of tall monk statues at his feet. Really want to see this place myself,.

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