Boudhanath, another of my favourite temple areas in Kathmandu, a place where all the senses are stimulated: Monks chanting sutraprayer wheels spin incense risestourist cameras flashBuddhas’cosmic siteignored The Two Doctors Boudhanath is one of Nepal’s great Buddhist temple complexes. Initially… Read More ›
Buddha & Me #5 Meaningful Experiences
A lighter post this week to illustrate some of my Buddhist experiences in pictures I have taken over many years. To begin, Nepal is classified as a Hindu nation, officially. Their last and earlier kings were revered as being head… Read More ›
If Buddha was alive today ..
If Buddha was alive today he’d have a Nepalese passport, did you know that? Despite the occasional outrageous claim from an Indian politician, it is widely known that Siddhartha was born at Lumbini in Southern Nepal where there is a… Read More ›
Scenic Sunday: Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu
There has been a Buddhist Stupa on this site since the 5th Century, but this structure dates from the 14th Century. The stupa dome is as significant to Buddhists as the cross is to Christians and this particular stupa is… Read More ›
When Nepal was a Kingdom: Part 5, What is a #Buddhist Stupa?
There’s a one eyed yellow idol to the north of Kathmandu “! I knew this poem as a schoolboy, and never dreamed I would marry someone from Nepal, visit the country many times, walk amongst monasteries and temples, and… Read More ›
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