Throughout 2009 and the early part of 2010 I worked on a text and translation of a collection of verses made by the Svejin Nikāya’s former Mahānāhimi, Ven. Rerukane Candavimala, who was one of the leading scholar monks in Sri Lanka in the 20th century. The Svejin Nikāya is my ordination sect, and Ven Rerukane…
High-definition creative commons photographs from a small but colourful Chinese temple in Sadao District, Thailand, showing the decoration work, together with some further information
An Audio Flipbook of the Arahat Sanghamittā’s Story is now published on YouTube.
Pan and Zoom Slideshows extended to the whole of the Photo Dharma website
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.
A video with a reading and flipbook presentation of The Life of the Victorious Buddha, a medieval poem relating the Buddha biography in the Theravada tradition.
New photographs from the stainless steel Chedi Traiphop Traimongkhon in Hatyai, showing the unique structure and the fine murals found inside.
Publication of a new book about the great Arahat Bhikkhuni Sanghamitta.
A remake of the Photo Dharma website so that it is now responsive to screen size and can be viewed on tablets and smartphones.
Account of a hectic 1,500 km round trip to see the main Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India.
Account of the the State Museum of Bihar at Patna and the Buddhist artifacts that are found there.
Photographs from in and around Bodhgaya, including nearly 100 photographs from the Mahabodhi temple.
A video based on a talk about the scriptural and sculptural respresentations of the Buddha as they developed over the years, which is illustrated with relevant texts, maps and photographs.
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.
Photographs and report from the ancient university site of Nalanda, near Rajgir in Bihar.
Report of a trip to the many pilgrimage sites around the old capital of Magadha, Rajgir, where the Buddha was given his first monastery and gave many of his discourses.
A new text and translation of a popular Burmese chanting text, together with extracts from the commentary.
Two collections of photographs taken at the Indian Museum, Kolkata of the Bharhut Stupa and the Statues from the Gandhara, Mathura and later Gupta periods.
A trip to see the Barabar cave complexes, north of Gaya in the Jehanabad district, and the nearby village of Kawa Dol, where a magnificent (but damaged) statue of Buddha is situated.