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  THE HUNTINGTON ARCHIVE
Visual Encyclopedia of Buddhist Iconography

This section contains computer graphic drawings produced by Dr. John C. Huntington as part of his ongoing research on the art and religion of Buddhism.

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I: Buddhist Methodologies

  1. Chitta Series

    1. The Heart-Mind
    2. The Location of the Chitta
    3. The Size of the Chitta
    4. The Components of the Chitta
    5. The Symbolism of the Chitta
  2. Mount Meru According to the Abidharmakosha

    1. Diagram of Mount Meru
    2. "Map" of Mount Meru (aerial view)
    3. Composite of images 1 and 2
    4. Heaven Worlds
    5. Heavens Important in Buddhism
    6. Trayastrimsa (detail)
    7. Terrace of the Four Kings
    8. Vajrasana in Jambhudvipa
  3. Mount Meru and the Yogin

    1. Mount Meru With All of Its Components
    2. The Center of Mount Meru
    3. The Adamantine Seat
    4. Vairochana in Heaven
    5. The Location of Mount Meru
    6. Meditation and Mount Meru
  4. The Five Certainties

    1. The Five Fundamental Certainties
    2. The Place
    3. The Teacher
    4. The Peers
    5. The Teachings
    6. The Time
  5. Rebirth Karma (under construction)

  6. The Bhavachakra (under construction)

  7. Infinity of the Kalpas (under construction)

  8. Escape (under construction)

  9. Life of Shakyamuni (under construction)

  10. The Trikaya

    1. Trikaya Chart
    2. Nirmanakaya
    3. Sambhogakaya Jina Buddhas
    4. Dharmakaya
    5. Dharma Body
    6. Sarva Akash - The Totality of all Space
    7. The Mind of the Buddha
    8. Mandala Positions of the Jina Buddhas I
    9. Mandala Positions of the Jina Buddhas II
    10. Jina Chart
    11. The Jina Buddhas
    12. Akshobhya
    13. Ratnasammbhava
    14. Amitabha
    15. Amoghasiddhi
    16. Vairocana
    17. The Crown of the Buddhas
    18. Vairocana's Forms
    19. Vairocana from the Avatamsaka Sutra
    20. Saravid Vairocana
    21. Prajnaparamita
    22. Vajrasattva
    23. Vajrasattva with Sattavajri
    24. A Vajrasattva Priest
  11. The Enlightenment of the Five Jina Buddhas

    1. Vairochana
    2. Akshobhya
    3. Ratnasambhava
    4. Amitabha
    5. Amoghasiddhi
  12. Yogic Transformation in Buddhism

    1. Meditating Yogi
    2. Yogin's Chakras
    3. Yogin's Bhuta Chakras
    4. Bhuta with Bija
    5. Panca Chakra Stupa
    6. Gorinto in Situ
    7. All Stupas
    8. Kundalini
    9. Kundalini Yogin
    10. Chakras in Kundalini: Muladhara Chakra I
    11. Chakras in Kundalini: Muladhara Chakra II
    12. Chakras in Kundalini: Muladhara Chakra III
    13. Chakras in Kundalini: Muladhara Chakra IV
    14. Activation of the Muladhara Chakra
    15. Chakras in Kundalini: Svadhisthana Chakra I
    16. Chakras in Kundalini: Svadhisthana Chakra II
    17. Chakras in Kundalini: Svadhisthana Chakra III
    18. Chakras in Kundalini: Svadhisthana Chakra IV
    19. Activation of the Svadhisthana Chakra
    20. Chakras in Kundalini: Manipura Chakra I
    21. Chakras in Kundalini: Manipura Chakra II
    22. Chakras in Kundalini: Manipura Chakra III
    23. Chakras in Kundalini: Manipura Chakra IV
    24. Activation of the Manipura Chakra
    25. Chakras in Kundalini: Anahata Chakra I
    26. Chakras in Kundalini: Anahata Chakra II
    27. Chakras in Kundalini: Anahata Chakra III
    28. Chakras in Kundalini: Anahata Chakra IV
    29. Activation of the Anahata Chakra
    30. Chakras in Kundalini: Vishudda Chakra I
    31. Chakras in Kundalini: Vishudda Chakra II
    32. Chakras in Kundalini: Vishudda Chakra III
    33. Chakras in Kundalini: Vishudda Chakra IV
    34. Activation of the Vishudda Chakra
    35. Chakras in Kundalini: Anja Chakra I
    36. Chakras in Kundalini: Anja Chakra II
    37. Chakras in Kundalini: Anja Chakra III
    38. Activation of the Anja Chakra
    39. Chakras in Kundalini: Sahasrapadma Chakra I
    40. Chakras in Kundalini: Sahasrapadma Chakra II
    41. Fully Realized Yogin
    42. The Rainbow Body
  13. A Buddhist Lesson from Particle Physics

    1. A Buddhist Lesson from Particle Physics
  14. Explanatory Charts

    1. Garbhadhatu and Vajradhatu Mandalas
    2. Vairochana as Shakyamuni's Dharma Mind
    3. Shakyamuni's Mind
    4. Dharmakaya
    5. Vairochana's Iconological Forms



II: Stupas

  1. As Reminders of the Buddhas

    1. Reliquary of the Physical Remains

      1. Bone Relics of Shakyamuni Buddha
      2. War of the Relics, Sanchi Stupa 1
      3. Mahastupa at Vaishali
      4. The Identity of the Ramagama Stupa
      5. Svayambhu Mahachaitya of Nepal
      6. Piprawa Relics
      7. Prapathom Chedi of Thailand
    2. Markers of the actions of the Buddha’s life

      1. Text on the Foundation of Pilgrimage as a Buddhist Practice
      2. Introduction to the Eight Sites
        1. Introduction Part 1
        2. Introduction Part 2
      3. The Sites of the Eight Great Events in the Life of Shakyamuni Buddha
        1. Lumbini
        2. Bodhgaya
        3. Mrigadava
        4. Sravasti
        5. Sankashya
        6. Rajagriha
        7. Vaishali
        8. Kushinagara
    3. A Single Stupa as the Eight Events

      1. The Saccha
      2. Circumambulation
      3. The Eight Minature Stupas
      4. The Path
      5. The Ancillary Events
      6. The Central Stupa
      7. The Inscription
  2. Philosophical and Praxis Symbolisms

    1. Stupa as Mount Meru

      1. Svayambhu Mahachaitya from a Distance
      2. The Stairs Ascending the Hill
      3. Explanation of the Meru Iconography
    2. The Stupa as Elements

    3. Stupa as the Path to Enlightenment

    4. Stupa as Mandala



III: Buddhist Symbol Systems

  1. Indra's Net

  2. Svayambhu Jyotirupa of Nepal