Ancient Buddhist Inscriptions in Malaysia

Inscription

A description and translation of some inscriptions found in northern Malaysia dating from the 5th century.

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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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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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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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Chief’s Last Dhamma Talk

Ven-Dhammananda

The last Dhamma Talk by the late Most Ven K. Sri Dhammananda, Chief Priest of the Buddhist Temple in Brickfields, on the 7th July 2006 at the Buddhist Maha Vihara, Kuala Lumpur entitled Human Life.

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Photographs of Two Chinese Temples

Yin-Yang Roof Decoration

I have just published two new web albums on the Photo Dharma website that I took recently at nearby Chinese temples. They were taken to try out my new camera which is advertised as being especially useful in low light conditions.

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Photographs of Paintings from Wat Olak Madu

Teaching Sixty Monks

While I was in Wat Olak Madu I took numerous photographs of some of the modern artworks that are found in the Preaching Hall and Sima Hall, which has resulted in two new albums for the Photo Dharma website.

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New Photographs from Kelantan

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At the end of March two good friends teamed up together for the first time and got me over to Kelantan in north-eastern Malaysia to photograph the old Thai temples there. The result is 5 new albums for the Photo Dharma website.

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Reprint of The Gentle Way of Buddhist Meditation

Godwin

We published 1,700 copies of the book at the time. Now this year, the original publisher of The Gentle Way, Inward Path in Penang, have reprinted the work again, this time in a print-run of 1,000 copies.

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Kṣitigarbha Pūjā with Ven. Sonam Tenzin Rinpoche

Sonam-Rinpoche

The puja that day was the Kṣitigarbha Bodhisattva Pūjā. Kṣitigarbha is believed to look after the dead and visits the lower regions in order to save living beings. Indeed he has made a vow not to attain Nirvana until the hells are empty.

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Moral Uplifting Society, Bukit Mertajam

Morality

This is a collection of photographs from the Moral Uplifting Society in Bukit Mertajam. The Society is ecumenicist in outlook, and there are pictures of Confucius, Buddha, Lao-Tze, Jesus and Mohammad hung over the main shrine.

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View of Penang Island: Hugin and Panorama Tools

I had found some software that makes excellent, seamless panoramas, and I had visions of panoramas from the Bayon in Angkor that would, like their originals, be wall-long.

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Thich Nhat Hanh in Malaysia

Thich Nhat Hanh in Malysia Events

One of my all time heroes on the spiritual scene is the Vietnamese peace-activist and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. In 2008 I traveled with a small group to Bangkok to attend some of his talks, and he was even more impressive than I had imagined, so mindful and still.

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