Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Earth and Space: 31 Planes of Existence (video)

Ven. Anandajoti (Dharma Records); Dhr. Seven, Amber Larson, Seth Auberon, Wisdom Quarterly

The 31 Planes of Existence (Ven. Suvanno)
This talk on Buddhist cosmology is illustrated with infographics describing the 31 Planes of Existence as envisioned in traditional Buddhist teachings.

Photos of representations of the various realms, human and otherwise, are included.

The talk shows how knowing these realms can be useful for a person's understanding of his or her place in the universe and how they move between these realms in this and future lives.

An extension of the Geography of Buddhism series, this video looks at the sacred geography of Buddhism.
For references to the 31 Planes of Existence in the Tipitaka of the Pali canon (the standardized record of the "Three Collections" in the Pali language), see:

For more detailed information on the 31 Planes of Existence the Buddha described, see Ven. Suvanno's book:

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