Sita Sings the Blues

Sita Sings the Blues

A modern retelling of the Ramayana story by Nina Paley featuring the music of the 20s blues singer Annette Hanshaw.

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The Last Four Albums from Bangkok

The Chedi atop Wat Saket

Report on the last four temples I photographed in Bangkok, how I got around and what I missed and will have to return for

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The Ascendency of Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia

The Ascendency of Theravada Buddhism

Book Review of The Ascendency of Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia by Prapod Assavavirulhakarn

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Temples built by Rama III for his Daughter and Grand-Daughter

Statue of Rama III

Photographs from Wat Thepthidaram, which Rama III built for his Daughter, Princess Wilat, and features 52 bhikkhuni statues; and Wat Ratchanadda built for his Grand-Daughter which houses the Brazen Palace.

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Photographs from Wat Pho

My visit to Wat Pho in Bangkok, and the photographs I took there of the murals and buildings – and how much I missed while I was there.

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Photographs from Wat Phra Kaew

View from the River

Report on hospital visits in Bangkok and photographs from Wat Phra Kaew in the Royal Palace Compound

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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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Lanna Orchid Ensemble of Chiang Mai University

Audio

Traditional music from Lanna played by the Lanna Orchid Ensemble of Chiang Mai University which I have been using as background music to slideshows of the photographs I made in Chiang Mai.

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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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Photographs from Wat Sri Suphan in Chiang Mai

Buddha and Banners

A report on my stay at Wat Sri Suphan in Chiang Mai, the wonderful art work that is found there and the support they are giving to the local traditions of Lanna arts and crafts.

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Photo Albums from the Temples around Chiang Mai

Outside Wat Thom Kain

A report on some of the Temples I visited in the immediate Chiang Mai area, including Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

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Chiang Mai: Photos of Temples in the Old City

City Life

Photographs from the temples in the old City, which are some of the oldest in Chiang Mai, and were often built with Royal patronage, along with recollections of my visit to the various Temples.

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Chiang Mai: Photo Albums of Modern Structures

Lanna Holistic Center

This post covers my trip to Fang, Tha Ton and Chiang Rai and the modern temples and other buildings that we found there, including the White Temple and the Black House.

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Chiang Mai: First Four Photo Albums

The Three Kings

The first four albums from my photoshoot in Chiang Mai have just been published, and cover some of the out-of-station sites. I have also added histories, maps and illustrative materials to the various pages

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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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