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Yangon Yarns

Yangon in Myanmar has many faces: poor people quarantined from the outside world for decades, Buddhist pagodas, grand colonial architecture from the time of British rule, palatial mansions – replete with a bevy of expensive cars – built by corrupt members of the repressive military regime that ruled until 2015, when somehow, and peacefully, a form of democracy emerged. 27 more words


Laos : Buddhist Monks Inside A Pagoda Before Lao New Year (Pi Mai Lao)

In the photo above, taken on April 13th, 2006, Buddhist monks are gathered to pay homage to the Buddhist philosophy prior to the annual Pi Mai celebration at Wat Mahathat in Luang Prabang, Laos. 53 more words


Umbrellas, stories and history

I am investigating the history of umbrellas and umbrella making for a story I am writing; you may have read some of my other stories here set in an imaginary museum housed in an imaginary abandoned umbrella factory. 352 more words

Bits And Pieces

~ Mantra for Inner Peace ~

RaMaDaSa – Snatam Kaur — YouTube

Raa: Sun
Maa: Moon
Daa: Earth
Saa: Impersonal Infinity
Sa Say: Totality of Infinity
So: personal sense of merger and infinity… 8 more words


History of Origami

Many people have speculated where origami originated, but no one knows for sure. Some say that it originated in China with the invention of paper, but to know for sure we would need a time machine. 67 more words


50 shades of orange

Hi my name is Fanny and I have an obsession with buddhist monks. I’m not proud of it, but I can’t help myself. Their stunning orange robes attract my eye with an irresistable pull and I love how each monk expresses their own identity with a slightly different hue of orange. 157 more words

Shanti Stupa and Leh Palace, Leh Ladakh, Jammu Kashmir, India.

Shanti Stupa is built on a hilltop in Chanspa in Leh by a Japanese Buddhist in 1991 as part of Peace Pagoda mission.

the scenery reminded me of pictures from the moon….. 156 more words