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Meditating Collection

Meditating - a timeless practice that transcends cultures, religions, and centuries

Background imageMeditating Collection: Walking meditation led by Thich Nhat Hanh, Paris, France, Europe

Walking meditation led by Thich Nhat Hanh, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageMeditating Collection: Christ in the Wilderness, 1898, (1912). Artist: Briton Riviere

Christ in the Wilderness, 1898, (1912). Artist: Briton Riviere
Christ in the Wilderness, 1898, (1912). A colour print from Famous Paintings, with an introduction by Gilbert Chesterton, Cassell and Company, (London, New York, Toronto, 1912)

Background imageMeditating Collection: Philosopher in Meditation, 1632 (oil on panel)

Philosopher in Meditation, 1632 (oil on panel)
XIR267672 Philosopher in Meditation, 1632 (oil on panel) by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-69); 28x34 cm; Louvre, Paris, France; Dutch, out of copyright

Background imageMeditating Collection: Buddha in meditation, Gal Vihara Rock Temple, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka, Asia

Buddha in meditation, Gal Vihara Rock Temple, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imageMeditating Collection: Jesus Praying in the Garden

Jesus Praying in the Garden
Vintage engraving from the 1870 of a scene from the New Testament by Gustave Dore showing Jesus Praying in the Garden

Background imageMeditating Collection: Prajnaparamita, Goddess of Trancendental Wisdom, c. 1300 (andesite)

Prajnaparamita, Goddess of Trancendental Wisdom, c. 1300 (andesite)
DBP420644 Prajnaparamita, Goddess of Trancendental Wisdom, c.1300 (andesite) by Indonesian School, (14th century); height: 126 cm; Private Collection; Photo eDirk Bakker; Indonesian, out of copyright

Background imageMeditating Collection: Buddha statue (1790)

Buddha statue (1790), Japanese Tea Gardens, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA

Background imageMeditating Collection: Monks during Za-Zen meditation in the Zazen Hall

Monks during Za-Zen meditation in the Zazen Hall, Elheiji Zen Monastery, Japan, Asia

Background imageMeditating Collection: Couple Meditating 1913

Couple Meditating 1913
A couple sit meditating on a hill overlooking a lake, while a new moon shines across the water

Background imageMeditating Collection: Hands, Za-Zen meditation

Hands, Za-Zen meditation, Elheiji (Eiheiji) Zen monastery, Japan, Asia

Background imageMeditating Collection: Buddha statue in grotto, Tanzhe Temple, Beijing, China, Asia

Buddha statue in grotto, Tanzhe Temple, Beijing, China, Asia

Background imageMeditating Collection: Seated Buddha and monks meditating

Seated Buddha and monks meditating, Wat Si Chum, Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand

Background imageMeditating Collection: Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) sleeping at hot spring in Jigokudani, Yaenkoen

Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) sleeping at hot spring in Jigokudani, Yaenkoen, Nagano, Japan, February

Background imageMeditating Collection: Southeast Asia, Cambodia, Siem Reap, Angkor temples, Buddhist monk in saffron robes meditating

Southeast Asia, Cambodia, Siem Reap, Angkor temples, Buddhist monk in saffron robes meditating (MR)

Background imageMeditating Collection: Spiritistic seance, from Fotografie di Fantasmi by E. Imoda, 1912

Spiritistic seance, from Fotografie di Fantasmi by E. Imoda, 1912
CHT224224 Spiritistic seance, from Fotografie di Fantasmi by E. Imoda, 1912 by French Photographer, (20th century); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; eArchives Charmet; French, out of copyright

Background imageMeditating Collection: Napoleon I at the tomb of Frederick the Great, 27 October 1806, (1936). Creator: Unknown

Napoleon I at the tomb of Frederick the Great, 27 October 1806, (1936). Creator: Unknown
Napoleon I at the tomb of Frederick the Great, 27 October 1806, (1936). Napoleon I Am Sarge Friedrichs Des Grossen, 27 Oktober 1806

Background imageMeditating Collection: Funerary stele of Democleides (4th century BC)

Funerary stele of Democleides (4th century BC)
Greek art. Funerary stele of Democleides (4th century BC). Marble relief depicting a warrior sitting sad and meditating on the stern of a ship. Beside him, his helmet and shield

Background imageMeditating Collection: Myanmar, Mandalay division, Pyin Oo Lwin. Burmese monk meditating under Dattawgyaik Waterfall

Myanmar, Mandalay division, Pyin Oo Lwin. Burmese monk meditating under Dattawgyaik Waterfall (MR)

Background imageMeditating Collection: Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Greek philosopher

Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Greek philosopher
Illustration of a Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC), Greek philosopher

Background imageMeditating Collection: Devotional rosaries in the hands of the wooden statue of Mary. Abruzzo, Italy

Devotional rosaries in the hands of the wooden statue of Mary. Abruzzo, Italy

Background imageMeditating Collection: Novice Buddhist monk and Phra Atchana Buddha statue

Novice Buddhist monk and Phra Atchana Buddha statue, Wat Si Chum, Sukhothai, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sukhothai Province, Thailand, Asia

Background imageMeditating Collection: Meditation, c. 1942 (gouache on newsprint on board)

Meditation, c. 1942 (gouache on newsprint on board)
987589 Meditation, c.1942 (gouache on newsprint on board) by Ramos Martinez, Alfredo (1871-1946); 57.8x43 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Meditation; Meditacion)

Background imageMeditating Collection: Meditation, (oil on canvas)

Meditation, (oil on canvas)
827260 Meditation, (oil on canvas) by French School, (19th century); 76.8x99 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Meditation. French School (19th Century). Oil on canvas

Background imageMeditating Collection: Sunset meditation in the desert, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Middle East

Sunset meditation in the desert, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Middle East

Background imageMeditating Collection: Buddhist deity Guanyin, Shanxin, China, 1100-1200 (Painted and gilded wood)

Buddhist deity Guanyin, Shanxin, China, 1100-1200 (Painted and gilded wood)
XOS2909680 Buddhist deity Guanyin, Shanxin, China, 1100-1200 (Painted and gilded wood) by Anonymous; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; out of copyright

Background imageMeditating Collection: A man or monk seated, facing front, sleeping or meditating

A man or monk seated, facing front, sleeping or meditating. Date between 1800 and 1850

Background imageMeditating Collection: Sadhu (Holy man), India, Asia

Sadhu (Holy man), India, Asia

Background imageMeditating Collection: Two

Two
Tal Paz-Fridman

Background imageMeditating Collection: Yoga Silhouette

Yoga Silhouette
Mette Handberg

Background imageMeditating Collection: Meditation (colour litho)

Meditation (colour litho)
8670989 Meditation (colour litho) by Menpes, Mortimer Ludington (1855-1938); Private Collection; (add.info.: Meditation. Illustration for Brittany by Mortimer Menpes)

Background imageMeditating Collection: Yoga position. Painted miniature, in a Mughal painting book, 17th century, Indian art

Yoga position. Painted miniature, in a Mughal painting book, 17th century, Indian art
AIS5388736 Yoga position. Painted miniature, in a Mughal painting book, 17th century, Indian art.; Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice, Italy

Background imageMeditating Collection: Crowned Buddha in meditation, Ayutthaya style, 15th-16th century AD (bronze)

Crowned Buddha in meditation, Ayutthaya style, 15th-16th century AD (bronze)
6384218 Crowned Buddha in meditation, Ayutthaya style, 15th-16th century AD (bronze); Ramkhamhaeng National Museum, Sukhothai

Background imageMeditating Collection: A Friar Meditating in Solitude (colour litho)

A Friar Meditating in Solitude (colour litho)
8633793 A Friar Meditating in Solitude (colour litho) by Burnand, Eugene (1850-1921) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Friar Meditating in Solitude)

Background imageMeditating Collection: Ultimate phase of alchemical meditation, from an edition of the 'Zhuangzi', 18th century (print)

Ultimate phase of alchemical meditation, from an edition of the "Zhuangzi", 18th century (print)
AIS5356086 Ultimate phase of alchemical meditation, from an edition of the "Zhuangzi", 18th century (print); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Background imageMeditating Collection: A Yogi meditating. These Hindu philosophers and holy men follow an ancient tradition

A Yogi meditating. These Hindu philosophers and holy men follow an ancient tradition
530794 A Yogi meditating. These Hindu philosophers and holy men follow an ancient tradition, and were known to the Greeks as Gymnosophists. Engraving, London, 1811; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageMeditating Collection: World's Children: Bavarian, Meditation (colour litho)

World's Children: Bavarian, Meditation (colour litho)
8625643 World's Children: Bavarian, Meditation (colour litho) by Menpes, Mortimer Ludington (1855-1938); Private Collection; (add.info.: Bavarian, Meditation)

Background imageMeditating Collection: Seaside #32

Seaside #32
Tal Paz-Fridman

Background imageMeditating Collection: Democritus lost in meditation

Democritus lost in meditation
6266147 Democritus lost in meditation; (add.info.: Democritus lost in meditation. Democritus, c. 460 BC- c.370 BC. Ancient Greek philosopher who conceived an atomic theory of the universe)

Background imageMeditating Collection: cool eyes

cool eyes
Kurosaki Sangan

Background imageMeditating Collection: Yoga Sun Salutations Sequence Illustration

Yoga Sun Salutations Sequence Illustration
Illustration Steps of Yoga Sun Salutation

Background imageMeditating Collection: The Pillar

The Pillar
Stack of porcelain plates balancing on an egg, fragility concept with copy space. Dina Belenko

Background imageMeditating Collection: AI IMAGE - Illustration of Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Illustration of Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Illustration of Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, 2023. Gethsemane is a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem where

Background imageMeditating Collection: Shri Lakshmi Lustrated by Elephants (Gaja-Lakshmi), 18th century. Creator: Unknown

Shri Lakshmi Lustrated by Elephants (Gaja-Lakshmi), 18th century. Creator: Unknown
Shri Lakshmi Lustrated by Elephants (Gaja-Lakshmi), 18th century. (To lustrate: to purify by means of religious rituals or ceremonies)

Background imageMeditating Collection: Joghi Wallahs at Benares, from a sketch by one of our special artists, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Joghi Wallahs at Benares, from a sketch by one of our special artists, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Joghi Wallahs at Benares, from a sketch by one of our special artists, 1876. Indian ascetics:an exhibition of "joghi wallahs." These are a class of Hindoo religious mendicants

Background imageMeditating Collection: Mary Magdalene, c1650. Creator: Jan Boeckhorst

Mary Magdalene, c1650. Creator: Jan Boeckhorst
Mary Magdalene, c1650

Background imageMeditating Collection: Roku: Prosperity; Ding Gu Dreaming of a Pine Tree, c1824. Creator: Gakutei

Roku: Prosperity; Ding Gu Dreaming of a Pine Tree, c1824. Creator: Gakutei
Roku: Prosperity; Ding Gu Dreaming of a Pine Tree, c1824. From Fukurokuju, "Happiness, Prosperity, and Longevity"

Background imageMeditating Collection: Folios from a Kalpasutra (Book of Sacred Precepts) (image 2 of 2), c1425. Creator: Unknown

Folios from a Kalpasutra (Book of Sacred Precepts) (image 2 of 2), c1425. Creator: Unknown
Folios from a Kalpasutra (Book of Sacred Precepts) (image 2 of 2), c1425

Background imageMeditating Collection: Shrine with Four Jinas (Rishabhanatha [Adinatha]), Parshvanatha, Neminatha, and Mahavira), c.600

Shrine with Four Jinas (Rishabhanatha [Adinatha]), Parshvanatha, Neminatha, and Mahavira), c.600. Creator: Unknown
Shrine with Four Jinas (Rishabhanatha [Adinatha]), Parshvanatha, Neminatha, and Mahavira), c.600




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Meditating - a timeless practice that transcends cultures, religions, and centuries. From the bustling streets of Paris to the serene landscapes of Sri Lanka, meditation has been embraced by individuals seeking inner peace and spiritual enlightenment. In the heart of Paris, Thich Nhat Hanh leads a walking meditation, guiding his followers through the busy streets with mindful steps. Amidst the chaos, they find solace in their connection to the present moment. Briton Riviere's masterpiece "Christ in the Wilderness" depicts Jesus finding solitude in nature as he meditates on his divine purpose. The painting captures both his vulnerability and strength during this transformative period. Rembrandt's "Philosopher in Meditation" portrays a solitary figure lost deep within contemplation. With closed eyes and crossed hands, he delves into profound thoughts that transcend time itself. At Gal Vihara Rock Temple in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka, an ancient Buddha statue sits serenely amidst lush surroundings. Meditating for centuries on end, it emanates tranquility and wisdom to all who visit. In another sacred setting lies Jesus Praying in the Garden - an intimate moment captured before his crucifixion. His fervent prayers demonstrate how meditation can provide solace even during life's most challenging moments. Prajnaparamita stands tall as a symbol of Transcendental Wisdom carved from solid stone. This goddess embodies enlightenment attained through deep meditation practices passed down through generations. A weathered Buddha statue from 1790 silently witnesses countless souls seeking refuge at its feet. Its serene presence reminds us that true peace comes from within when we turn inward through meditation. The year is 1913; a couple finds harmony together as they meditate side by side. Their synchronized breaths create an unbreakable bond while exploring new depths within themselves and their relationship. Monks gather inside Zazen Hall for Za-Zen meditation - seated upright with focused minds and still bodies.