Photographs of a newly built sīma in Sadao, Thailand, with traditional decorations, and fine modern murals.
Account of the the State Museum of Bihar at Patna and the Buddhist artifacts that are found there.
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.
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.
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.
These are three short time-lapse videos made by Terje Sørgjerd, the first is of the Aurora Borealis taken in the Arctic, the second features Spain’s highest mountain El Teide, the third was shot in and around Kirkenes on the Russian border.
King Asoka has the Nāga King Mahākāla brought and asks him to create an image of the Buddha for him to see
A wonderful collection of videos featuring Angkhanang Khunchai singing traditional Loa-Isaan songs outlining the Life of the Buddha.
Highlights from the Royal Ballet of Cambodia’s perfomance of the Khmer version of the Ramayana, the Ramkear, which was performed in Lyons, France.
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.
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.
A short book by Ven Dhammika as a companion to Mount Kailash has now been published on the Photo Dharma website, with extra photographs he took along the way.
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…
Video of the China Disabled Peoples Performance Art Troupe, with their lead dancer, Tai Lihua, performing the famous Buddha with a Thousand Hands dance, recorded for German TV in 2008.
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.
A report on some of the Temples I visited in the immediate Chiang Mai area, including Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.
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.