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Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
1116-43039 - Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Mandala mudra, kalachakra, bodhgaya, india. A mandala mudra is a sacred form or diagram of universe collective consciousness. Mandala means essence, la means container; a mandala contains essence of religion possesses great power, gathering within itself forces of universe. Symbolizing both mind body of buddha, mandala represents order harmony achieved by a truly enlightened mind. Hail to jewel in lotus. Nothing at will is born nothing at will there is nothing that is bound there is nothing liberated.,mahasiddha savarip
1196-207 - Mandala mudra, kalachakra, bodhgaya, india. A mandala mudra is a sacred form or diagram of universe collective consciousness. Mandala means essence, la means container; a mandala contains essence of religion possesses great power, gathering within itself forces of universe. Symbolizing both mind body of buddha, mandala represents order harmony achieved by a truly enlightened mind. Hail to jewel in lotus. Nothing at will is born nothing at will there is nothing that is bound there is nothing liberated.,mahasiddha savarip
Chatral senge dorje rinpoche seated on a tiger skin, yonglesho, nepal. Considered by many to be greatest living master of dzogchen- highest most subtle of tibetan budddhist teachings-chatral rinpoche spent much of life wandering in wild, uninhabited places. Guiding close disciples in practices of dzogchen nyingtik- innermost essence-chatral rinpoche resides much of year in hidden landoe of yolmo kangri. excerpt from hymn to yolmooe evokes qualities of this mystical sanctuary: once preoccupied by disease death, happiness pursuit of , i rejoice in this hidden dwelling. snowy surface of upper slopes glow like planet venus. around nothing rocky crags deep forests-defying direction. Countless siddhas achieved realization here, subsisting on wild roots mushrooms, flowers, nettle soupÀÜ. Following path of emptiness bliss achieve great perfection. Nepal
1196-145 - Chatral senge dorje rinpoche seated on a tiger skin, yonglesho, nepal. Considered by many to be greatest living master of dzogchen- highest most subtle of tibetan budddhist teachings-chatral rinpoche spent much of life wandering in wild, uninhabited places. Guiding close disciples in practices of dzogchen nyingtik- innermost essence-chatral rinpoche resides much of year in hidden landoe of yolmo kangri. excerpt from hymn to yolmooe evokes qualities of this mystical sanctuary: once preoccupied by disease death, happiness pursuit of , i rejoice in this hidden dwelling. snowy surface of upper slopes glow like planet venus. around nothing rocky crags deep forests-defying direction. Countless siddhas achieved realization here, subsisting on wild roots mushrooms, flowers, nettle soupÀÜ. Following path of emptiness bliss achieve great perfection. Nepal
Dakini painting. Without a consort, a partner of skillful means, there is no that experience mysteries of tantra. -padmasambhava to yeshe tsogya
1196-108 - Dakini painting. Without a consort, a partner of skillful means, there is no that experience mysteries of tantra. -padmasambhava to yeshe tsogya
Trulshig rinpoche, blesses. Tulshig rinpoche blesses. Tulshig rimpoche s followers believe that he, like many other lamas, reassumes a human body after death in order to return to disciples. previous incarnation of tulshig rimpoche spent several years at dzarongpu monastery (highest monastery in world located at 16,500’ within sight of northern side of mt everest) served as of ngawong tenzin teachers. He promised to return in next life, so at tulshig s death ngawong tenzin norbu sought found reincarnation. current tulshig rimpoche then came to monastery studied with ngawong tenzin norbu. relationship between teacher student, in which a teacher returns to study from former student, maintains lineage over generations. Bhutan
1196-86 - Trulshig rinpoche, blesses. Tulshig rinpoche blesses. Tulshig rimpoche s followers believe that he, like many other lamas, reassumes a human body after death in order to return to disciples. previous incarnation of tulshig rimpoche spent several years at dzarongpu monastery (highest monastery in world located at 16,500’ within sight of northern side of mt everest) served as of ngawong tenzin teachers. He promised to return in next life, so at tulshig s death ngawong tenzin norbu sought found reincarnation. current tulshig rimpoche then came to monastery studied with ngawong tenzin norbu. relationship between teacher student, in which a teacher returns to study from former student, maintains lineage over generations. Bhutan
Purchang (cremation palace) of h.h. Dilgo khyenste. Bhutan. H.h. Dilgo khyentse rinpoche (1910-1991), tutor to present dalai lama revered as of greatest exponents of dzogchen- teachings of great perfection. Khyentse rinpoche®s purchang (cremation palace), satsam chorten, below paro takstang, bhutan, november 4, 1992 never forget swiftly this life will be over, like a flash of summer lightning or wave of a hand. that have opportunity to practice dharma, do waste a single moment on anything else, practice with your energy.oe h.h. Dilgo khyenste rinpoche, heart treasure of enlightened ones my delight in death is, greater than delight of traders at making vast fortunes at, or of lords of gods vaunt their victory in battle or of those sages have entered rapture of perfect meditative absorbtion. So just as a traveler sets on road when time come to go, i will remain in this world no longer, will dwell in stronghold of great bliss of deathlessness. -longchenpa, fourteenth- century dzogchen master
1196-124 - Purchang (cremation palace) of h.h. Dilgo khyenste. Bhutan. H.h. Dilgo khyentse rinpoche (1910-1991), tutor to present dalai lama revered as of greatest exponents of dzogchen- teachings of great perfection. Khyentse rinpoche®s purchang (cremation palace), satsam chorten, below paro takstang, bhutan, november 4, 1992 never forget swiftly this life will be over, like a flash of summer lightning or wave of a hand. that have opportunity to practice dharma, do waste a single moment on anything else, practice with your energy.oe h.h. Dilgo khyenste rinpoche, heart treasure of enlightened ones my delight in death is, greater than delight of traders at making vast fortunes at, or of lords of gods vaunt their victory in battle or of those sages have entered rapture of perfect meditative absorbtion. So just as a traveler sets on road when time come to go, i will remain in this world no longer, will dwell in stronghold of great bliss of deathlessness. -longchenpa, fourteenth- century dzogchen master
Amitaba thangka. Buddha amitaba radiating rainbow light to sentient beings
1196-4 - Amitaba thangka. Buddha amitaba radiating rainbow light to sentient beings
Nepal. Sonam & boom praying at charnel grounds. Humla. Vajrayana is tantric mahasiddha, lives fearlessly in terrifying places like remote jungles charnel grounds. nyingma lamas perform ritual at cremation grounds. lama rattles damaru, a small ritual drum to have origins in - shamanism. damaru, used as a tantric device to summon gods ward evil spirits, once made from human skull bones dried human skin as a reminder of impermanence of body. other lama, boom blows a kangling, a human thigh-bone horn. kangling is used in exorcism is capable of gods demons. Traditionally, best bones a kangling come from brahmans, particularly sixteen-year- brahman girls-or from tigers
1196-29 - Nepal. Sonam & boom praying at charnel grounds. Humla. Vajrayana is tantric mahasiddha, lives fearlessly in terrifying places like remote jungles charnel grounds. nyingma lamas perform ritual at cremation grounds. lama rattles damaru, a small ritual drum to have origins in - shamanism. damaru, used as a tantric device to summon gods ward evil spirits, once made from human skull bones dried human skin as a reminder of impermanence of body. other lama, boom blows a kangling, a human thigh-bone horn. kangling is used in exorcism is capable of gods demons. Traditionally, best bones a kangling come from brahmans, particularly sixteen-year- brahman girls-or from tigers
Nepal. Ritual, sonam/boom. Lobsangs cremation. Humla. traveler reached of journey! In freedom of infinite he is free from sorrow, fetters that bound thrown away, burning fever of life is no more,oesays dharmapada. Lobsang having spent whole life preparing moment of death, finds liberation on february 14, 1986. Extensive ritual follows cremation-traditionally a forty nine period, sonam lama rattles damaru. A small ritual drum to have origin in - shamanism. damaru, used as a tantric device to summon gods ward evil spirits, once made from human skull bone dreid human skin as a reminder of impermanence of body. Boom lama blows a kangling, a human thigh-bone horn. kangling is used in exorcism is capable of gods demons. Traditionally, best bones a kangling come from brahmans, particularly sixteen-year- brahman girls-or from tigers. On makeshift altar rest chhome, votive lamps filled with butter, cups of water, grains, tormas, holy food made of barley meal decorated with medallions of butter offered to gods. Alone, boom lama continues prayers of deceased
1196-219 - Nepal. Ritual, sonam/boom. Lobsangs cremation. Humla. traveler reached of journey! In freedom of infinite he is free from sorrow, fetters that bound thrown away, burning fever of life is no more,oesays dharmapada. Lobsang having spent whole life preparing moment of death, finds liberation on february 14, 1986. Extensive ritual follows cremation-traditionally a forty nine period, sonam lama rattles damaru. A small ritual drum to have origin in - shamanism. damaru, used as a tantric device to summon gods ward evil spirits, once made from human skull bone dreid human skin as a reminder of impermanence of body. Boom lama blows a kangling, a human thigh-bone horn. kangling is used in exorcism is capable of gods demons. Traditionally, best bones a kangling come from brahmans, particularly sixteen-year- brahman girls-or from tigers. On makeshift altar rest chhome, votive lamps filled with butter, cups of water, grains, tormas, holy food made of barley meal decorated with medallions of butter offered to gods. Alone, boom lama continues prayers of deceased
Kalchakra initiation. holiness 14th dalai lama conferring giving kalachakra initiation in bodgaya, india. Because of profundity, kalachakra initiation be bestowed only by most realized of tibets lamas. Rays of light at heart of lama-inseparable from kalachakra-draw in. Entering mouth pass through center of body, through vajra path enter mothers lotus, melting into a luminous drop which dissolves into emptiness. From within emptiness arises a jewel from which arise as a deity embraced by consort mamaki. -instructions visualization in kalachakra tantra
1196-115 - Kalchakra initiation. holiness 14th dalai lama conferring giving kalachakra initiation in bodgaya, india. Because of profundity, kalachakra initiation be bestowed only by most realized of tibets lamas. Rays of light at heart of lama-inseparable from kalachakra-draw in. Entering mouth pass through center of body, through vajra path enter mothers lotus, melting into a luminous drop which dissolves into emptiness. From within emptiness arises a jewel from which arise as a deity embraced by consort mamaki. -instructions visualization in kalachakra tantra
Humla, shamans. shamans central to ceremonial life, with their spirit possession high point of every collective ritual. Their white wool tufted turnans match description of zhangzhung’s priests
1196-225 - Humla, shamans. shamans central to ceremonial life, with their spirit possession high point of every collective ritual. Their white wool tufted turnans match description of zhangzhung’s priests
Dharma chakra, jhokang roof, lhasa. Buddha shakyamuni considered a cultivated awareness of death impermanence to be fundamental to a happy healthy life. Tibet
1196-214 - Dharma chakra, jhokang roof, lhasa. Buddha shakyamuni considered a cultivated awareness of death impermanence to be fundamental to a happy healthy life. Tibet
Potala palace seen through dharma chakra wheel from jhkokhang roof. Tibet
1196-39 - Potala palace seen through dharma chakra wheel from jhkokhang roof. Tibet
Monks offer butter lamps. Bodgaya, india. Monks offer butter lamps in front of mahabodhi temple marks site of buddha’s enlightment twenty-five hundred years. centuries have made pilgrimages across himalayas to sites connected with life of historical buddha. From a tantric perspective, pilgrimage is more than paying homage at sacred sites. Rather, it is that activities performed at these places become a memory of place itself. By attuning oneself through ritual meditation to this timeless presence, similar experiences be evoked
1196-8 - Monks offer butter lamps. Bodgaya, india. Monks offer butter lamps in front of mahabodhi temple marks site of buddha’s enlightment twenty-five hundred years. centuries have made pilgrimages across himalayas to sites connected with life of historical buddha. From a tantric perspective, pilgrimage is more than paying homage at sacred sites. Rather, it is that activities performed at these places become a memory of place itself. By attuning oneself through ritual meditation to this timeless presence, similar experiences be evoked
Myanmar reclining buddha, built by japanese after world ii, myitkyina, a largely kachin community in north burma near chinese border
1194-2135 - Myanmar reclining buddha, built by japanese after world ii, myitkyina, a largely kachin community in north burma near chinese border
H.h. 14th dalai lama. In early days most of individual tantric systems were kept separate from another, each regarded as a path to enlightment. here again passage of time brought about fusion cross-fertilization, a tradition of uniting various tantras emerged, at least on a simple level a daily meditation. India
1196-91 - H.h. 14th dalai lama. In early days most of individual tantric systems were kept separate from another, each regarded as a path to enlightment. here again passage of time brought about fusion cross-fertilization, a tradition of uniting various tantras emerged, at least on a simple level a daily meditation. India
Thailand ancient buddhist temple and stupa of phra pathom chedi, nakhon pathom
1194-618 - Thailand ancient buddhist temple and stupa of phra pathom chedi, nakhon pathom
Bodhgaya, kalachakra, india. holiness 14th dalai lama conferring giving kalachakra initiation in sarnath, india. Because of profundity, kalachakra initiation be bestowed only by most realized of tibets lamas. Rays of lightÀÜat heart of lama-inseparable from kalachakra-draw in. Entering mouth pass through center of body, through vajra path enter mothers lotus, melting into a luminous drop which dissolves into emptiness. From within emptiness arises a jewel from which arise as a deity embraced by consort mamaki.
1196-167 - Bodhgaya, kalachakra, india. holiness 14th dalai lama conferring giving kalachakra initiation in sarnath, india. Because of profundity, kalachakra initiation be bestowed only by most realized of tibets lamas. Rays of lightÀÜat heart of lama-inseparable from kalachakra-draw in. Entering mouth pass through center of body, through vajra path enter mothers lotus, melting into a luminous drop which dissolves into emptiness. From within emptiness arises a jewel from which arise as a deity embraced by consort mamaki.
In month of november before full moon a sacred ceremony is held in various monasteries throughout himalayas by traditional healers known as amchis. They call down spiritual deities to bless medicine. Amchis making torma, a ritual food offering. India
1196-180 - In month of november before full moon a sacred ceremony is held in various monasteries throughout himalayas by traditional healers known as amchis. They call down spiritual deities to bless medicine. Amchis making torma, a ritual food offering. India
 At tnorbutse,monks at triten norbutse vigorously debate philosophy, melting away incorrect views like butter in. Bonpo monks debate at triten norbutse monastery. Nepal
1196-41 - At tnorbutse,monks at triten norbutse vigorously debate philosophy, melting away incorrect views like butter in. Bonpo monks debate at triten norbutse monastery. Nepal
In month of november before full moon a sacred ceremony is held in various monasteries throughout himalayas by traditional healers known as amchis. They call down spiritual deities to bless medicine. Amchis making torma, a ritual food offering. India
1196-7 - In month of november before full moon a sacred ceremony is held in various monasteries throughout himalayas by traditional healers known as amchis. They call down spiritual deities to bless medicine. Amchis making torma, a ritual food offering. India
Nyingmapa gangte monastery with young monks letting some steam after morning prayer. During a visit to phobjikha valley, pema lingpa prophesised that a monastery named gang-teng (hill) would be built on this site that teachings would be spread from there. temple founded here in 1613 by gyalse pema thinley, grandson mind reincarnation of pema lingpa
1196-112 - Nyingmapa gangte monastery with young monks letting some steam after morning prayer. During a visit to phobjikha valley, pema lingpa prophesised that a monastery named gang-teng (hill) would be built on this site that teachings would be spread from there. temple founded here in 1613 by gyalse pema thinley, grandson mind reincarnation of pema lingpa
Monks offer butter lamps prayer, kalachakra initiation, bodhgaya. India. Monks attending kalachakra initiation at mahaboudhi temple in bodhgaya, india. mahabodhi temple marks site of buddha’s enlightment twenty-five hundred years. centuries have made pilgrimages across himalayas to sites connected with life of historical buddha. From a tantric perspective, pilgrimage is more than paying homage at sacred sites. Rather, it is that activities performed at these places become a memory of place itself. By attuning oneself through ritual meditation to this timeless presence, similar experiences be evoked
1196-237 - Monks offer butter lamps prayer, kalachakra initiation, bodhgaya. India. Monks attending kalachakra initiation at mahaboudhi temple in bodhgaya, india. mahabodhi temple marks site of buddha’s enlightment twenty-five hundred years. centuries have made pilgrimages across himalayas to sites connected with life of historical buddha. From a tantric perspective, pilgrimage is more than paying homage at sacred sites. Rather, it is that activities performed at these places become a memory of place itself. By attuning oneself through ritual meditation to this timeless presence, similar experiences be evoked
Myanmar shwedagon paya (pagoda), yangon (rangoon), on monk
1194-2086 - Myanmar shwedagon paya (pagoda), yangon (rangoon), on monk
Monks offer butter lamps. Bodgaya, india. Monks offer butter lamps in front of mahabodhi temple marks site of buddhas enlightment twenty-five hundred years. centuries have made pilgrimages across himalayas to sites connected with life of historical buddha. From a tantric perspective, pilgrimage is more than paying homage at sacred sites. Rather, it is that activities performed at these places become a memory of place itself. By attuning oneself through ritual meditation to this timeless presence, similar experiences be evoked
1196-122 - Monks offer butter lamps. Bodgaya, india. Monks offer butter lamps in front of mahabodhi temple marks site of buddhas enlightment twenty-five hundred years. centuries have made pilgrimages across himalayas to sites connected with life of historical buddha. From a tantric perspective, pilgrimage is more than paying homage at sacred sites. Rather, it is that activities performed at these places become a memory of place itself. By attuning oneself through ritual meditation to this timeless presence, similar experiences be evoked
Khyunglung, tibet. Chortens mark entrance to khyunglung (garuda valley), capital of zhangzhung prior to seventh or eighth century b.c
1196-183 - Khyunglung, tibet. Chortens mark entrance to khyunglung (garuda valley), capital of zhangzhung prior to seventh or eighth century b.c
Dilbu ringing, humla. is transient. When sees this, he is above sorrow. This is clear path, says buddha. Nepal
1196-30 - Dilbu ringing, humla. is transient. When sees this, he is above sorrow. This is clear path, says buddha. Nepal
Thailand woman praying while she holds a lotus flower, ancient buddhist temple and stupa of phra pathom chedi, nakhon pathom
1194-617 - Thailand woman praying while she holds a lotus flower, ancient buddhist temple and stupa of phra pathom chedi, nakhon pathom
Bonpo conch shell, t. Norbutse. young monks, wearing ceremonial hats, blow on conch shells to call monks to prayer. yellow cylindrical object behind them is a victory banner, symbolizing monasteries defeat of negativity evil intention on premises
1196-74 - Bonpo conch shell, t. Norbutse. young monks, wearing ceremonial hats, blow on conch shells to call monks to prayer. yellow cylindrical object behind them is a victory banner, symbolizing monasteries defeat of negativity evil intention on premises
N month of november 7 days before full moon a sacred ceremony is held in various monasteries throughout himalayas by traditional healers known as amchis. They bring their precious herbs, minerals special animal glands to be blessed. A selected amount of herbs is placed in a copper vessel placed on monastery alter. 7 days amchis go through an elaborate potenization of these medicines through prayer other practices. Seen here is of amchis holding a dorje (sacred object used cutting through obscurations) which is lined from a vessel containing various herbs sitting on monastery alter to heart chakra. Chang tang nyee, ladakh, indi
1196-25 - N month of november 7 days before full moon a sacred ceremony is held in various monasteries throughout himalayas by traditional healers known as amchis. They bring their precious herbs, minerals special animal glands to be blessed. A selected amount of herbs is placed in a copper vessel placed on monastery alter. 7 days amchis go through an elaborate potenization of these medicines through prayer other practices. Seen here is of amchis holding a dorje (sacred object used cutting through obscurations) which is lined from a vessel containing various herbs sitting on monastery alter to heart chakra. Chang tang nyee, ladakh, indi
In month of november before full moon a sacred ceremony is held in various monasteries throughout himalayas by traditional healers known as amchis. They call down spiritual deities to bless medicine. Amchis performing puja at potenization ceremony. Amchis performing rituals during potenization ceremony. India
1196-175 - In month of november before full moon a sacred ceremony is held in various monasteries throughout himalayas by traditional healers known as amchis. They call down spiritual deities to bless medicine. Amchis performing puja at potenization ceremony. Amchis performing rituals during potenization ceremony. India
Myanmar shwedagon paya (pagoda), yangon (rangoon), a hermit monk
1194-2087 - Myanmar shwedagon paya (pagoda), yangon (rangoon), a hermit monk
Myanmar shwedagon paya (pagoda), yangon (rangoon), general view of 98 m high stupa, puting offerings of food flowers on shrines
1194-2085 - Myanmar shwedagon paya (pagoda), yangon (rangoon), general view of 98 m high stupa, puting offerings of food flowers on shrines
Myanmar stupa women walking, mingun, near mandalay
1194-2098 - Myanmar stupa women walking, mingun, near mandalay
Black dancers norbutse- black dance, known as magyu tshogcham, depicts eight goddesses manifestation of dakini kyema wotsho, nepal
1196-19 - Black dancers norbutse- black dance, known as magyu tshogcham, depicts eight goddesses manifestation of dakini kyema wotsho, nepal
Bhutan. Prayer flags. supreme guru is someone is drunk with experience of three higher trainings. qualified is someone confidence, energy, intelligence compassion, is mindful of shortcomings of worldly life transcended wordly concerns. -vajra verses of whispered tradition by indian mahasiddha naropa
1196-121 - Bhutan. Prayer flags. supreme guru is someone is drunk with experience of three higher trainings. qualified is someone confidence, energy, intelligence compassion, is mindful of shortcomings of worldly life transcended wordly concerns. -vajra verses of whispered tradition by indian mahasiddha naropa
Budhist lamas in prayer, bodhgaya, india. Monks attending kalachakra initiation at mahaboudhi temple in bodhgaya, india. mahabodhi temple marks site of buddha’s enlightment twenty-five hundred years. centuries have made pilgrimages across himalayas to sites connected with life of historical buddha. From a tantric perspective, pilgrimage is more than paying homage at sacred sites. Rather, it is that activities performed at these places become a memory of place itself. By attuning oneself through ritual meditation to this timeless presence, similar experiences be evoked
1196-233 - Budhist lamas in prayer, bodhgaya, india. Monks attending kalachakra initiation at mahaboudhi temple in bodhgaya, india. mahabodhi temple marks site of buddha’s enlightment twenty-five hundred years. centuries have made pilgrimages across himalayas to sites connected with life of historical buddha. From a tantric perspective, pilgrimage is more than paying homage at sacred sites. Rather, it is that activities performed at these places become a memory of place itself. By attuning oneself through ritual meditation to this timeless presence, similar experiences be evoked
Dancing skeletons, lord of charnal grounds remind us of inevitable passage into death
1196-84 - Dancing skeletons, lord of charnal grounds remind us of inevitable passage into death
Myanmar. Feet of reclining buddha, built by japanese after world ii, myitkyina, a largely kachin community in north burma near chinese border
1194-2136 - Myanmar. Feet of reclining buddha, built by japanese after world ii, myitkyina, a largely kachin community in north burma near chinese border
Myanmar monk with sunshade at white stupa, mingun, near mandalay
1194-2100 - Myanmar monk with sunshade at white stupa, mingun, near mandalay
Thailand devotees praying and lighting incense. Ancient buddhist temple and stupa of phra pathom chedi, nakhon pathom
1194-616 - Thailand devotees praying and lighting incense. Ancient buddhist temple and stupa of phra pathom chedi, nakhon pathom
Thailand statue and architectural details, royal palace, bangkok
1194-566 - Thailand statue and architectural details, royal palace, bangkok
Myanmar shwedagon paya (pagoda), yangon (rangoon), women carrying offerings
1194-2088 - Myanmar shwedagon paya (pagoda), yangon (rangoon), women carrying offerings
Thailand lotus blossom
1194-621 - Thailand lotus blossom
Thailand the reclining buddha, wat po, bangkok
1194-565 - Thailand the reclining buddha, wat po, bangkok
Myanmar temple at sagaing
1194-2102 - Myanmar temple at sagaing
Nepal. Triten norbutse. Rigorous debate is a critical activity lamas at triten norbutse monastery. Through this method we begin to know meaning of texts with greater precision
1196-247 - Nepal. Triten norbutse. Rigorous debate is a critical activity lamas at triten norbutse monastery. Through this method we begin to know meaning of texts with greater precision
Khyunglung chorten. Tibet. Chortens mark entrance to khyunglung (garuda valley), capital of zhangzhung prior to seventh or eighth century b.c
1196-83 - Khyunglung chorten. Tibet. Chortens mark entrance to khyunglung (garuda valley), capital of zhangzhung prior to seventh or eighth century b.c
Receiving kalachakra initiation in sarnath, india
1196-96 - Receiving kalachakra initiation in sarnath, india
Monks offer butter lamps. Kalachakra initiation, bodhgaya. India. Monks attending kalachakra initiation at mahaboudhi temple in bodhgaya, india. mahabodhi temple marks site of buddhas enlightment twenty-five hundred years. centuries have made pilgrimages across himalayas to sites connected with life of historical buddha. From a tantric perspective, pilgrimage is more than paying homage at sacred sites. Rather, it is that activities performed at these places become a memory of place itself. By attuning oneself through ritual meditation to this timeless presence, similar experiences be evoked
1196-238 - Monks offer butter lamps. Kalachakra initiation, bodhgaya. India. Monks attending kalachakra initiation at mahaboudhi temple in bodhgaya, india. mahabodhi temple marks site of buddhas enlightment twenty-five hundred years. centuries have made pilgrimages across himalayas to sites connected with life of historical buddha. From a tantric perspective, pilgrimage is more than paying homage at sacred sites. Rather, it is that activities performed at these places become a memory of place itself. By attuning oneself through ritual meditation to this timeless presence, similar experiences be evoked
Myanmar temple at sagaing
1194-2101 - Myanmar temple at sagaing
Myanmar shwedagon paya (pagoda), yangon (rangoon), general view of 98 m high stupa
1194-2082 - Myanmar shwedagon paya (pagoda), yangon (rangoon), general view of 98 m high stupa
Myanmar shwedagon paya (pagoda), yangon (rangoon), general view of 98 m high stupa
1194-2083 - Myanmar shwedagon paya (pagoda), yangon (rangoon), general view of 98 m high stupa
Monks relaxing. Ladakh, india
1196-249 - Monks relaxing. Ladakh, india
Thailand lotus flower
1194-622 - Thailand lotus flower
Myanmar shwedagon paya (pagoda), yangon (rangoon), woman meditating
1194-2084 - Myanmar shwedagon paya (pagoda), yangon (rangoon), woman meditating
Thailand buddha statues at ancient buddhist temple and stupa of phra pathom chedi, nakhon pathom
1194-619 - Thailand buddha statues at ancient buddhist temple and stupa of phra pathom chedi, nakhon pathom
Thailand, macdonalds in a shopping mall in bangkok.
1188-324 - Thailand, macdonalds in a shopping mall in bangkok.
Thailand statue and architectural details, royal palace, bangkok
1194-567 - Thailand statue and architectural details, royal palace, bangkok
Myanmar monk with sunshade at white stupa, mingun, near mandalay
1194-2099 - Myanmar monk with sunshade at white stupa, mingun, near mandalay
Thailand statue and architectural details, royal palace, bangkok
1194-568 - Thailand statue and architectural details, royal palace, bangkok
Thailand the reclining buddha, wat po, bangkok
1194-564 - Thailand the reclining buddha, wat po, bangkok
Young monks reciting text clementown, india
1196-128 - Young monks reciting text clementown, india
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