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Special buddha bathing ritual

There is a very special Buddha bathing ritual at Sakya Tenphel Ling in Singapore during Vesak day.

Instead of pouring scented water over the statue of A baby Buddha, you pour water over a mirror. 499 more words


A trip to Laos, part 5: Vientaine - Pha That Luang

Arriving Vientaine earlier in the afternoon, we saved the day by heading to Pha That Luang, a known symbol of Laos and an icon of Buddhism here. 697 more words


Boundless Way Zen Temple, Worcester, MA

A Stone Statue of a Buddhist Monk Found in the Meditative Garden Behind the Boundless Way Zen Temple in Worcester, MA


Wat Prasingh in Chiang Mai, photoblog.

The temples in Chiang Mai are abundant particularly in the old city area. As with all the temples I came across I was welcomed to wander around and gawp in amazement at the decorations and golden buddhas night or day. 73 more words

A trip to Laos, part 3: Morning in Savannakhet

Savannakhet is a city in western Laos and the capital of the Savannakhet Province. It has a population of 120,000 (undated) and is the second largest city in Laos, after Vientiane. 590 more words


Vietnam part 4: Trang An

The day after my Halong Bay trip, I boarded another bus, this time to Ninh Binh Province. I spent the day touring Trang An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site… 332 more words


Japanese Dance, Myth and Renewal During Shoryoe

My Japanese keeps getting better and better, as I was able to understand a lot of what was going on during Shoryoe, the Memorial Service for Prince Shotoku at Shitenno-ji Buddhist Temple here in Osaka. 360 more words