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Buddhist monk also distort the Buddha's teachings, don't they?

Previously I talked about how misrepresentations of Buddhist teachings are being portrait in some Hollywood dystopian movies to discredit the teachings. But there is another form of ‘misrepresentation': from Buddhist monks to paint a picture of Buddha as a god and his teachings as those of a god, not a man. 595 more words


Confession: after 5 weeks working out of a Catholic school's grounds

I am currently working in a managerial role in a Catholic School. I’m not actually working for the Catholic School, I am working for a separate organisation that is renting the site for during the Summer Holidays. 844 more words

Monks in Mountains: Koyasan, Japan

As you wind on the train from Osaka up towards Koyasan, a mountainous Buddhist sanctuary for around 1,200 years, the stations get smaller, the tracks begin to meander and the Japanese umbrella pines become more dense. 891 more words


The first monk's tale (Wat Preah Yu Vong)

Wat Preah Yu Vong is one of my favourite monasteries in Phnom Penh, not least because it’s utterly atypical. The main gate is on Norodom Boulevard south of Independence Monument. 1,164 more words

Buddha And Naga

Nature, Up-close and Personal

I had a good response from the blog posting of our Br. Etienne’s macro photography, so I decided it was worth posting more.  He takes some amazing detailed shots of flowers and insects, and it reveals a certain beauty in ways that the human eye isn’t normally able to see.  Enjoy!

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Tibet Photos (Part 2)

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**Please note that all pictures can be zoomed in further by clicking “Full View Size” on bottom right of the first enlargement** 2,562 more words


The Monastic Reaction: The First Monks of the Desert (Part 3)


The History of Christianity #99

Our History of Christianity Scripture verse today is Mark 1:35 which reads: “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” 414 more words