Kanji: 寺. Radical: 寸. Number of strokes: 6. Meaning: “ Buddhist temple”. Pronunciation: ジ、てらji, tera.

Mayadevi temple

Mayadevi temple

“Nepal, 90% Hindu,
With large Buddhist buildings
Siddharta Gautama,
The future Buddha, himself
Wasn't he born in the Lumbini region ?

Visit the Mayadevi temple
Where Buddha's mother, Maya, is said to have given birth to him around 563 BC.
Close to that spot,
A sacred swimming pool known as Puskarni
Where she would have previously bathed
A sandstone sculpture marks the birth of the Buddha,
Deemed to have been left there by King Malla…”

Temple Mayadevi

« Népal, un pays à 90 % hindou,
Où l’on trouve également de grands édifices bouddhistes
Siddharta Gautama, le futur Bouddha, lui-même
N’est-il pas né dans la région de Lumbini…

Visite du temple Mayadevi
Là-même où la mère de Bouddha, Maya,
Lui aurait donné naissance vers 563 av.J.-C.
En sa proximité,
Une piscine sacrée connue sous le nom de Puskarni
Où elle se serait baignée auparavant
Et une sculpture en grès marquant la naissance du Bouddha,
Réputée avoir été laissée ici par le roi Malla… »

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Kanji: 刹. Radical: 刀. Number of strokes: 8. Meaning: “ temple”. Pronunciation: サツ、セツsatsu, setsu - (new list: 2010).



Sanbutsu-ji 三仏寺 - A Buddhist temple in Tottori Prefecture, Japan - Founded by En no Gyōja (ca. 634–701) considered the founder of Shugendō.

Sanbutsu-ji 三 仏 寺 - Un temple bouddhiste dans la préfecture de Tottori au Japon - Fondé par En no Gyōja (environ 634–701), considéré comme le fondateur du Shugendô.



The Ġgantija temples in Malta are elements of a ceremonial site. (Maltese lg, Latin wr)

Les temples d'Ġgantija à Malte sont des éléments d'un site cérémoniel.

What is an element? How to define it? Between the whole and the part, the singular and the plural, inclusion or exclusion, what should we think of the elements or components of the entities they help to form? How is similar and different considered? In what way does the notion of diversity occupy a decisive place in the architecture of our societies? How can we better understand what is at stake?... (to be completed)

Qu’est-ce qu’un élément ? Comment le définir ? Entre le tout et la partie, le singulier et le pluriel, l’inclusion ou l’exclusion, que penser des éléments ou des composantes des entités qu’ils contribuent à former ? Comment y a–t– considéré le semblable et le différent ? En quoi la notion de diversité prend-elle occupe-t-elle une place décisive dans l’architecture de nos sociétés ? Comment permettre d’en mieux comprendre l’enjeu ?... (à compléter)

Biwa houshi

Biwa houshi

Biwa hôshi 琵琶法師
Lute priests in Japan
Caretakers of the Tale of the Heike 平家物語

Playing the biwa 琵琶
A short-necked fretted lute
Instrument of Benten 弁才天
Buddhist goddess of music, eloquence, poetry, and education



Kūkai 空海 (774–835)
Also known posthumously as Kōbō-Daishi 弘法大師
“The Grand Master Who Propagated the Buddhist Teaching”
Attributed with the invention of the kana syllabary

Solomon Temple

Solomon Temple

Solomon's Temple (בֵּית־הַמִּקְדָּשׁ‬: Beit HaMikdash) - The Holy (and First) Temple in ancient Jerusalem - Destroyed in 587 BCE.

Temple de Salomon (בֵּית־הַמִּקְדָּשׁ‬: Beit HaMikdash) - Le (premier) Temple de l'ancienne Jérusalem - Détruit en 587 avant notre ère.

Kanji: 僧. Radical: 人. Number of strokes: 13. Meaning: “ Buddhist priest”. Pronunciation: ソウsō. Other form: 僧 .


Philosophie et spiritualité attachée à l’enseignement de Siddharta Gautama, prince du Nord-Est de l’Inde – S’appuie sur les Quatre Nobles Vérités.

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Kanji: 詣. Radical: 言. Number of strokes: 13. Meaning: “ visit a temple”. Pronunciation: ケイ、もう-でるkei, mō-deru - (new list: 2010).

Sika deer

Sika deer

Sika deer - nihonjika 日本鹿(ニホンジカ) "Japanese deer" - A species of deer native to East Asia, overabundant in Japan - Known as "bowing deer" In Nara Prefecture where it can be easily found, esp. in the vicinity of many parks and temples as for Tôdai-ji.

Cerf sika - nihonjika 日本鹿(ニホンジカ) - Une espèce de cerf originaire d’Asie de l’Est, surabondante au Japon - Connu sous le nom de « cerf se prosternant » dans la préfecture de Nara où il peut être facilement trouvé, en particulier à proximité de nombreux parcs et temples comme le Tôdai-ji.



Eihei-ji 永平寺 “temple of eternal peace” - One of two main temples of the Sōtō school of Zen Buddhism, in Fukui Prefecture, Japan – Founded by Eihei Dōgen 永平道元 during the 13th century.

Eihei-ji 永平寺 « temple de la paix éternelle » - L'un des deux principaux temples de l'école Sōtō du bouddhisme zen, dans la préfecture de Fukui au Japon - Fondé par Eihei Dōgen 永平道元 au XIIIe siècle.



Kandy is home of the Temple of the Tooth Relic, a sacred place of worship for Buddhism. (Sinhala lg, Sinhala wr or Tamil lg, Tamil wr)

Kandy abrite le temple de la relique de la dent, un lieu de culte sacré pour le bouddhisme.

What is the mouth? How to define it? From the plateau women of the Mursis to the blackened teeth of the ohaguro, from the filed teeth of the Pygmies to the tongue taken from the Maori hei-tiki, how has the mouth and its different attributes been considered? What place does it take in the relationship with others, linguistically, socially, emotionally? How do we consider it today?

Qu’est-ce que la bouche ? Comment la définir ? Des femmes à plateaux chez les Mursis à la dentition noircie de l’ohaguro, des dents limées chez les Pygmées à la langue tirée du hei-tiki maori, comment a-t-on considéré la bouche et ses différents attributs ? Quelle place prend-elle dans la relation aux autres, linguistique, sociale, affective… ? Comment la considérons-nous aujourd’hui ?

Makemake in Rapa Nui…

“On Rapanui (Easter Island) people believed in a variety of god or 'atua' Most prominent among the 'atua' was the Creator God, Makemake, who was a 'birdman'. Makemake was born from a floating skull that was washed from a temple into the sea. He created the first humans. Together with his companion, the goddess Haua, he brought flocks of migratory seabirds to the island.
As well as the creator of mankind and Makemake was also regarded patron of the Bird Cult, the principal festival of Easter Island, and was worshipped in the form of sea birds, which were considered his incarnation. His material symbol, a man with a bird's head, can be found carved in hundreds of petroglyphs on Easter Island, human figures with the heads and tails of birds, into the rocks. He was the god of fertility and the chief god of the “Tangata manu” or bird-man cult (this cult succeeded the islands more famous Moai era, when the famous stone heads were carved).” (astrology.richardbrown.com)


Siddharta Gautama from the Shakyas clan

Siddharta Gautama (560 BCE / 480 BCE), from the Shakyas clan, attains "enlightenment" (bodhi). Buddhism will spread gradually throughout Asia (Indochina, China, Tibet, Korea, Japan ...).

Siddharta Gautama (- 560 / – 480), du clan des Shakyas, parvient à l’« éveil » (bodhi). Le bouddhisme va s’étendre progressivement à toute l’Asie (Indochine, Chine, Tibet, Corée, Japon…).

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