Personal recollections of the great German monk Ven Nyanavimala by Mrs. Ayoma Wickramasinghe, one of his closest devotees.
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.
Wonderful photographs from all over Buddhist Asia by Jeremy Horner.
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.
The origin of the idea of the Bodhisatta in the Theravada Tradition, how the idea was developed until it became a central part of the teaching in the early medieval period, and a look at the influence the teaching had on the Theravada countries.
A jackal using slander sets two friends fighting, a bull and a lion, and eventually they kill each other. The jackal then eats their flesh. The King of men (the Bodhisatta) reflects on it in these verses addressed to his charioteer.
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.
A King of the geese is invited by the King of men to stay with him, but he declines with these words.
The Bodhisatta is an ascetic who is invited by the King to stay in his park. After some time the King plots to kill him, and he decides to leave. When questioned why he is going this is his reply.
Short post commemorating the 13th anniversary since the passing of the well-known Sri Lankan meditation teacher Godwin Samamaratne.
A new edition of this important work on the social ramifications of the Buddha’s teachings by Nalin Swaris
A rich man gives half his wealth to one fallen on hard times; but when he is in need himself the other offers him only rice gruel. He accepts it so as not to rebuff the obligations of friendship. Later the King hears about it and restores his wealth.