Photographs from a recent short trip to Singapore published on Photo Dharma.
The second day’s photoshoot at the Ajanta Caves, in which we made good progress.
A trip to one of the most secluded group of caves we have visited in Maharasthra.
A new website to house the teachings and paintings of the great German monk Bhikkhu Sumedha.
Publication of photographs of a large collection of Bhikkhu Sumedha’s paintings on the Photo Dharma website.
Publication of photographs of modern murals from a Ubosot in Sadao showing the Life of the Buddha.
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.
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.
New photo album from Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn, in Bangkok showing the Prangs, Viharn, Pavillions and Murals from the Ubosot.
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.
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…