Investiture of the Gods Reliefs on Photo Dharma

Lao zi

A set of photographs of reliefs illustrating the main characters from the Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi.

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The Commemorations on the July Full Moon Day

The Buddha meets the Group of Five

The events that are commemorated on the Full Moon Day in July according to the Theravāda tradition.

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Bhante Anandajoti: Devolution and Evolution

Devolution and Evolution

A video built around a talk which describes the various ways the universe comes to destruction, and how it re-evolves. It is illustrated with infographics describing the planes of existence and with photographs and complimentary text.

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Bhante Anandajoti: The Planes of Existence

Planes of Existence

A video based on a talk I gave discussing the various levels of existence as they are envisioned in Buddhist cosmology.

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Kashi Vishwanath Gange by Krishna Das

Krishna-Das-by-Ken-Wieland

For a number of years I lived in ashrams in India, before eventually retiring to Sri Lanka and ordaining. One of the things I remember most fondly about my time in the ashrams there was the Bhajan and Kirtan singing which generally took place each evening.

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The Buddha’s Journey from Uruvilvā to R̥ṣipatana

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The translation that follows is from a section of the Mahāvastu (Great Story) dealing with the period after Lord Buddha left the area where he had attained Awakening until he arrives at the place where he will give his first recorded teachings.

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