Buddhist Symbols (interactive)
Buddhist Symbols (line drawings)
Eight Auspicious Symbols
The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism
General Buddhist Symbols
Prayer Flags & Banners
Prayer Flag: a printed image on paper or cotton cloth intended to be thrown into the wind or fixed in place where the wind blows. The flags often contain prayers and mantras along with images of deities and animals. Prayer Flags are common in the popular practice of both the Buddhist and Bon religions.
Stupa: Reliquary Mounds
Arising historically from the chaitya (funerary mounds) of early Buddhism and symbolically from the tope (ushnisha), bundle of hair, on the crown of the Buddha's head, the stupa is viewed as a physical representation of the unseen enlightened mind of a Buddha - incorporating both the blueprint for the path to enlightenment and enlightenment itself.
Symbols of Tibetan Buddhism
Symbols: Common Buddhist Symbol Sets
The most common sets such as the Eight Auspicious Symbols, Four Harmonious Friends, animals, jewels and offerings.
Tibetan Buddhist Symbols
Wheel of Life (Samsara Chakra)
A look at the the different formats and painting types used to depict the the Buddhist Wheel of Life concept and the various realms of existence.
Wheel of Life: Interactive Tour