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Painting Set: Avadana Stories Main Page

Avadana Stories Main Page | Avadana Outline Page

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Subjects, Topic & Sets:
- Avadana Definition (below)
- Avadana Outline Page
- Avadana Stories Contents List
- Avadana Stories in a Single Composition
- Shakyamuni Buddha Main Page
- American Museum of Natural History Set 1
- American Museum of Natural History Set 2
- American Museum of Natural History Set 3
- Asian Art Museum Set
- Avadana (Lhalungpa)
- Beijing Set
- Blockprint Set
- Brooklyn Museum of Art Set
- Field Museum of Natural History Set 1
- Field Museum of Natural History Set 2
- Kumar Set
- Lhasa Set
- Norbulingka Institute Set (complete)
- Rubin Museum Misc. 1
- Shechen Archives Set 1
- Shechen Archives Set 2
- Situ Panchen Design: Avadana (various collections & mixed sets)
- Situ (23 paintings)
- Situ (Dharma Set)
- Tibet House, India Set
- Tibetan Painted Scrolls Set
- Jataka Sets
- Confusions
- Others....

The one hundred stories are based on the Leaves of the Heaven Tree a text composed by the Kashmiri poet Kshemendra (11th century). That text in turn is based on the Avadana stories from the Buddhist Pali canon of authoritative Buddhist scripture.

Jeff Watt 3-2003 [Updated 1-2013]

Bibliography:
Leaves of the Heaven Tree, the Great Compassion of the Buddha by Padma Chopel, 19th century. (Based on the Bodhisattvavadanakalpata of Kshemendra, 11th century). Translated by Deborah Black. Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1997.

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