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Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:36 pm

Enjoy!


http://www.stefan.gr/masters1.jpg - Gotama Buddha, Ajahn Chah, Mahasi Sayadaw, Ajahn Sumedho, Bhikkhu Bodhi, and Ajahn Brahm

http://www.stefan.gr/masters2.jpg - same as above + Henepola Gunaratana
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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:49 pm

Good one, Stefan!
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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby bodom » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:50 pm

Very Cool!

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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:50 pm

Glad you like it!
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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:27 pm

:thumbsup:
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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby plwk » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:35 pm

:thumbsup:

P.S I was looking for Sariputta, Mogallana.... :tongue: and oh....Sri Lankan ones... :shrug:
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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:46 pm

plwk wrote::thumbsup:

P.S I was looking for Sariputta, Mogallana.... :tongue: and oh....Sri Lankan ones... :shrug:


Thanks for the suggestion! I have included Bhante Henepola Gunaratana in the second version.
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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Fede » Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:13 pm

I don't seem to be there....

Odd that.....


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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby m0rl0ck » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:59 pm

Nice work :thumbsup:
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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby David N. Snyder » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:18 pm

Fede wrote:I don't seem to be there....
Odd that.....
:jumping: :jumping:


Speaking of that . . . how about some bhikkhunis! If you (Stefan) have time, how about:

Buddha, Khema, Sanghamitta, Ayya Khema (the modern German one), Dr. Dhammananda, with some of the famous bhikkhus you have already.

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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:35 am

David N. Snyder wrote:Speaking of that . . . how about some bhikkhunis! If you (Stefan) have time, how about:

Buddha, Khema, Sanghamitta, Ayya Khema (the modern German one), Dr. Dhammananda, with some of the famous bhikkhus you have already.


Just give me their photos and I'll do it.
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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:03 pm

Stefan wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:Speaking of that . . . how about some bhikkhunis! If you (Stefan) have time, how about:

Buddha, Khema, Sanghamitta, Ayya Khema (the modern German one), Dr. Dhammananda, with some of the famous bhikkhus you have already.


Just give me their photos and I'll do it.


Okay, thanks!

http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Khema

http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Ayya_Khema

http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=D ... _Bhikkhuni

http://dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=Sanghamitta

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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Euclid » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:46 am

Thank you for taking the time to make this. :smile:

Would you also be able to provide the raw background image you used? It looks like a beautiful photograph.

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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Wind » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:13 am

Can anyone explain to me the significance of the hand positions of the Buddha in those images?

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Re: Very cool wallpaper of Theravada masters

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:17 am

Euclid wrote:Thank you for taking the time to make this. :smile:

You're welcome!

Euclid wrote:Would you also be able to provide the raw background image you used? It looks like a beautiful photograph.

Here you are:

http://www.stefan.gr/buddha-statues.jpg
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