Ajanta Caves, Day One

The first day photographing the paintings and caves at Ajanta, which didn’t go as well as hoped.

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Pitalkhora Caves, near Kannad, Maharasthra

A trip to one of the most secluded group of caves we have visited in Maharasthra.

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Publication of Dharma-Sangraha, The Dharma Collection

Publication of the first complete translation of this collection of 140 Dharma terms, and their factors.

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Photos of Syncretic Temple on Malaysian Coast

Tua Pek Kong

New photographs on the Photo Dharma website published from a syncretic, Chinese Traditional/Mahāyāna Temple on the Malaysian coast.

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The Karmavibhanga Reliefs on Photo Dharma

Karmavibhanga

The hidden Karmavibhanga reliefs at Borobudur are now available on the Photo Dharma website

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The 84 Statues of Guan Yin on Photo Dharma

Fearless Posture

Photographs of the 84 Guan Yin Statues at Wat Khao Rup Chang illustrating the Great Compassion Mantra.

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New Album showing unusual Buddha Relief Carvings on Photo Dharma

Revealing the Worlds

A large Temple complex featuring many unusual Thai folk-style reliefs of the Buddha in unusual postures.

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Statues and Reliquaries at Wat Yannava in Bangkok on Photo Dharma

Publication of photos from a visit to Wat Yannanva in Bangkok, which has many fine statues and a large collection of relics.

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Two New Chanting Texts on Ancient Buddhist Texts

The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom

Publication of two new short chanting texts on the Ancient Buddhist Texts website; the Prajñāpāramitā-Hṛdaya, the Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom, and the Tigumbacetiyathomanā – Praise of the Tigumba Shrine.

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Trip to Banteay Chhmar

Ven. Dhammanando

Report on the photoshoot trip to the remote temple of Banteay Chhmar in North-West Cambodia.

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Bhante Anandajoti: 4. The Spread of Buddhist Civilisation through Asia

Gandhari Dhammapada

A video based on a talk looking at the spread of Buddhist Civilisation throughout Asia from the earliest times till around 1,200 years after its beginning.

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Buddha With A Thousand Hands (2008)

Avalokiteshvara Dance

Video of the China Disabled Peoples Performance Art Troupe, with their lead dancer, Tai Lihua, performing the famous Buddha with a Thousand Hands dance, recorded for German TV in 2008.

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The Fourteen Guidelines of Engaged Buddhism

Thich Nhat Hanh in 2004

Thich Nhat Hanh has always been one of my true Buddhist heroes and the quintessential teachings are contained in these guidelines, which were first formulated during the Vietnam War.

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The Great Compassion Mantra Of Avalokitesvara

Great Compassion Mantra

This is a wonderful rendition of the third Great Compassion Mantra as found in the Chinese tradition with some beautiful images uploaded with the victims of the Japanese Tsunami in mind.

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The Journey of Xuanzang: An Introduction

Xuanzang-Reading

The Journey of Xuanzang is a lavishly illustrated 12-part biography of the great Chinese traveler and translator Xuanzang, based on Records of the Western World and A Biography of the Tripitaka Master.

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Gary Snyder: Buddhist Anarchism

Gary-Snyder

Buddhism holds that the universe and all creatures in it are intrinsically in a state of complete wisdom, love and compassion; acting in natural response and mutual interdependence.

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The Traditional Life of Aśvaghoṣa

Asvaghosa

According to the traditional biography of Aśvaghoṣa, which was translated into Chinese by Kumārajīva, he was originally a wandering ascetic who was able to defeat all-comers in debate.

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The Heart Sutra recited by Marina Lighthouse

Heart-Sutra

This is a beautiful recitation of a translation of the Heart Sūtra by Marina Lighthouse, along with some atmospheric black and white photographs from Borobudur and elsewhere.

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Introduction to The Silk Road Series

Graeco-Indian Buddha Figure

Tomorrow I start posting the 12-part Silk Road series. I found this series about 2 years ago, and have watched it all the way through three times by now, and individual episodes at other times.

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Glasswork at the Vaidurya Buddhist Lodge, Bukit Mertajam

Medicine Buddha

Earlier in the month I went for a tour of some of the temples in Bukit Mertajam and will be publishing the results over the next couple of weeks.

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