A
Journey
to
Enlightenment
By
Mary-Ann Mandap
Anthropology 121
Dr. Leanna Wolfe
October 28, 2010
WAT THAI TEMPLE
This Wat Thai
Temple shows how
religious architecture
is often design to
inspire the faithful
and to creat...
The two gigantic warrior next to each other and the
colorful carved roof timbers mark the building as
especially important...
BUDDHA
In this mudra, (hand position)
the Buddha’s thumb and
forefinger form a circle, with
the other fingers curving
outw...
OFFERINGS
Buddhist make symbolic
offerings- such as flowers,
candles, and incense- at
temples and shrines.
Flowers symboli...
OFFERINGS FOR BUDDHA
Buddhists also
provides food,
money, and
clothing to show
support to their
local monks.
RITUALS
Buddhists pay homage
to offer thanks for his
teachings by bowing,
kneeling, and prostrating
themselves before his
...
Rituals cont...
Buddhist regard
meditation as the main
way of achieving nirvana
(a state of inner purity
and freedom that ...
Initiation
To be accepted into the
Sangha, monks undergo a
series of initiation rituals,
including having their heads
shav...
Ordination
This ritual stresses
that the person is
going to devote
his/her entire life to
following the
teachings of the
r...
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  1. 1. A Journey to Enlightenment By Mary-Ann Mandap Anthropology 121 Dr. Leanna Wolfe October 28, 2010
  2. 2. WAT THAI TEMPLE This Wat Thai Temple shows how religious architecture is often design to inspire the faithful and to create atmosphere of holiness.
  3. 3. The two gigantic warrior next to each other and the colorful carved roof timbers mark the building as especially important. Inside, statues of the Buddha inspire visitors to worship and meditate.
  4. 4. BUDDHA In this mudra, (hand position) the Buddha’s thumb and forefinger form a circle, with the other fingers curving outward. This represents the turning of the Wheel of Law, and reminds Buddhists of the first sermon.
  5. 5. OFFERINGS Buddhist make symbolic offerings- such as flowers, candles, and incense- at temples and shrines. Flowers symbolizes the fleeting nature of earthly life; the flame of the candle indicates the light of enlightenment; the smell of the incense reflects the spread of the dharma.
  6. 6. OFFERINGS FOR BUDDHA Buddhists also provides food, money, and clothing to show support to their local monks.
  7. 7. RITUALS Buddhists pay homage to offer thanks for his teachings by bowing, kneeling, and prostrating themselves before his image. People leave their shoes outside the temple as part of their culture.
  8. 8. Rituals cont... Buddhist regard meditation as the main way of achieving nirvana (a state of inner purity and freedom that is rich in death). Meditation usually includes two stages: samatha, which develops concentration and vipassara, which leads to insight. These square velvety mats are used by monks during meditation.
  9. 9. Initiation To be accepted into the Sangha, monks undergo a series of initiation rituals, including having their heads shaved and casting off any fine clothes so that they may enter the monastery in poverty. A monk wearing a saffron robe represent wisdom, concentration, knowledge, and morality.
  10. 10. Ordination This ritual stresses that the person is going to devote his/her entire life to following the teachings of the religion: this is the case when a Buddhist is ordained and enter the Sangha.
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