Ajanta Caves, Day Two

The second day’s photoshoot at the Ajanta Caves, in which we made good progress.

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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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Bhikkhu Sumedha: His Teachings and Paintings

Bhikkhu Sumedha: His Teachings and Paintings

A new website to house the teachings and paintings of the great German monk Bhikkhu Sumedha.

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Bhikkhu Sumedha’s Paintings on Photo Dharma

Paintings by Bhikkhu Sumedha

Publication of photographs of a large collection of Bhikkhu Sumedha’s paintings on the Photo Dharma website.

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New Album: Modern Murals at Wat Pangla

The Birth

Publication of photographs of modern murals from a Ubosot in Sadao showing the Life of the Buddha.

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Indian Buddhist Art Schools (6 Maps)

Gandhara Perid Map

A new set of six maps showing the main schools of Buddhist Art in India and their provenance, together with further information about the schools.

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Murals Illustrating the Life of King Mangrai

Phra Mangrai became King of Muang Ngoen Yang in 1261, the 25th King of the Lao dynasty

Publication of photographs of murals illustrating the Life of King Mangrai, founder of Lanna, from Wat Chedi Ngam by Fabian Frederick Blandford on the Photo Dharma website.

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Photographs from Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn

Ven. Javana (Phra Naam)

New photo album from Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn, in Bangkok showing the Prangs, Viharn, Pavillions and Murals from the Ubosot.

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Video of Murals in Viharn Lai Kham, Wat Phra Singh, Chiang Mai

Crowd Scene

Video of murals inside Viharn Lai Kham, which date from the mid-19th century and illustrate two non-Canonical Jataka Stories, using pan and zoom techniques to animate the photographs.

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Sofan Chan: Buddha Paintings

Life Force

As anyone regularly following this blog will know I like to see old subjects from the Buddhist tradition reinvented and seen in a different light.

It seems to me that this shows that the tradition is really alive and that it hasn’t degenerated, at least in places, into a “souvenir art”, with no vitality.

I have

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