Branches of Buddhism. The 2 main schools of Buddhism are Mahayana and Theravada. Early Buddhism. After Buddha’s parinirvana : the sangha continued to operate. They met to keep the teachings consistent. Since the monks and nuns travelled a lot, the views began to change.
The 2 main schools of Buddhism are Mahayana and Theravada
Cundi and Avalokitesvara (many forms exist of both)
Bodhisattva’s paying respect to the Buddha (l), Matreiya Buddha(r), the Buddha who is yet to come – sometimes depicted as Budai
Amida Buddha (Pure Land Sect) (l) and Guan Yin (r) with Amida Buddha in her crown. Guan Yin has many names and forms in different countries – often called Goddess of Mercy
Buddhist Spirituality and Modernity