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Tibetan sand mandala in ‘House of Cards’: not a good way to think about work

In season three of House of Cards, a group of Tibetan monks are invited to the White House to perform a Buddhist tradition involving the creation of a sand mandala. 701 more words


Wandering Wat Pho

Emerging from the interior of the building where Wat Pho’s glorious Reclining Buddha resides, I was confronted by a long line of people waiting to get in. 513 more words


Mekong River Cruise - Days 1 and 2

Cambodia to Vietnam – lands of contrasts but where religions co-exist with no prejudice – young boys of all religions can be sent to the Buddhist monks to be taught basic skills and they can choose to remain as monks or leave when their family requires them for rice harvest, or they feel sufficiently educated or old enough to return to their villages to take up normal occupations. 1,228 more words

Spring 2015

Desiring Decay

Desiring Decay: Decomposing Women and Death Salience.

Over the last couple of years I’ve been in the enviable position of working with The Wellcome Collection on their fantastic… 1,211 more words

Barts Pathology Museum

Tickled by Tibet--

Well now. . .in Tibet we have everything: freshly slaughtered cattle, crisp sunrises, glorious vistas, Buddhist temples and monks, endless ‘pilgrims’ burning incense and saying prayers, amazing mountains, etc.   144 more words