The bulk of this film is made up of recordings of the awful destructive power of the atomic bomb filmed at various times and places and set to the music of Nadja, a Canadian drone doom band.
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.
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.
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.
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
Here are some wonderful paintings by Virginia Peck of Buddha Heads. I am always happy to see artists reimagine the forms of the past, which shows that they are still alive and living in someone’s imagination.
Here are some interesting verses on Emptiness from the 5th century meditation manual Visuddhimagga by Bhandanta Buddhaghosa.
Ajahn Suthep is one of the few Thai monks I know who can effectively teach in English, and his teachings are always based on the original teachings about the constituent parts, the sense-spheres and craving.
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.
Over the past few years Ven. Dhammika has been traveling extensively and fortunately for us he took his camera with him. Now he has contributed some of these photos to the Photo Dharma website.
I went to Penang last week to take some books to various centres on the Island, and at the last place I went to I noticed an incongruous life-sized Buddha Head sticking out of a cardboard box.
Bhikkhu Gavesako describes the history of the Western Sangha, which originated with Ajahn Chah in north-east Thailand and then spread around the world starting with England in 1979.
Links to writings by Benoy K. Behl on all aspects of Indian art, including series on Buddhist art in its earliest and later stages, besides being a sensitive writer he is also a fine photographer also so that all the articles are richly illustrated.
I gave this talk to the devotees who attended the Candlelight Procession at Vivekavana Monastery on Vesakha Eve. It recounts the young man Sumedha’s aspiration to become a Buddha and the perfections that had to be fulfilled.
Various charts and tables showing population statistics according to overall growth rate, country size and male-female distribution.
I have now recorded readings of the examples included in my Outline of the Metres in the Pāḷi Canon book, which illustrate primarily the metres in the various stages of their development, as well as such things as sarabhatti vowels.
This talk is meant for those who find formal meditation too difficult in their home and would like to find some other way to stay in touch with the Dhamma.
After receiving some photographs from my good friend Ken Kawasaki, I asked if it would be possible to publish them on the Photo Dharma website, and he very kindly gave permission. I therefore decided to start a new section for Guest Photographers.