A talk on the Bujang Valley, Sri Vijaya, Sailendra and Majapahit kingdoms in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Our last days in East Java in which we discover the Kediri Kingdom and its remains.
Publication of B C Law’s book On the Chronicles of Ceylon on Ancient Buddhist Texts.
Photographs from a previously inaccessible pilgrimage centre in Sri Lanka.
An illustrated talk on the early Buddhist legends of Sri Lanka, covering the three journeys of Lord Buddha to the Island, the origin of the Sinhala peoples, and the significance of the legends.
An illustrated talk on the geographical, social, political and religious background to the Buddha’s teaching.
Account of the the State Museum of Bihar at Patna and the Buddhist artifacts that are found there.
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.
A video based on a talk looking at the spread of Buddhist Civilisation throughout Asia from the earliest times till around 1,200 years after its beginning.
A video illustrating the growth of the Magadhan Empire and the Missions sent out by King Asoka with special reference to Sri Lanka.
Book Review of The Ascendency of Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia by Prapod Assavavirulhakarn
A Dhamma talk about the original intentions behind the organisation of the Buddhist community, how that has changed over time, and the benefits there would be in returning to the Buddha’s original intentions.
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.
A short introduction to the life and works of the model Buddhist King Asoka, who reigned over most of the Indian sub-continent a couple of hundred years after the Buddha’s parinibbana, and was instrumental in making the religion an international one.
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
The River of Lost Footsteps, by Thant Myint-U provides a political history of Burma from the earliest times, and brings it up until the “Saffron Revolution” of 2007.
The Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Golden Pagoda, is a 98-metre gilded stupa located in Yangon. The pagoda lies to the west of Kandawgyi Lake, on the Singuttara Hill and dominates the skyline of the city.
Thomas Berry was one of the most profound Catholic philosophers of the last century who dared to take a new look at the world that science was bringing to light and found inspiration in it.