Wall Meditation

This monk is meditating. A clue is that he has a 108 bead strand of mala beads in his hands. He sat there for more time than I had to watch him. I guess the wall offered no distractions….as much can’t be said for the large number of people milling about. Advertisements

The Bodhi Tree

It is said that Siddharta found enlightenment while meditating beneath the Bodhi Tree at which time he became the Buddha. That was 400 years before Christ which puts the event about 2400 years ago. According to Buddhist texts, the Buddha, after his Enlightenment, spent a whole week in front of the tree, standing with unblinking eyes,…

Prayer Wheel @ Karma Temple

This prayer wheel reminded me of the one I saw at the Kopan monastery in Nepal which shouldn’t surprise me because the Kopan Monastery was run by Tibetans. They are a people that need a place to worship since the Chinese chased them from their homeland after Communism infiltrated the peaceful country and forced the Dalai…

Karma Tibet Temple

There were quite a few temples in Bodh Gaya with a short walk of my hotel. It seemed that each Buddhist country erected their own each in it’s own style reflecting their interpretation of Buddhist symbology in exquisite beauty. The upside was there was beauty both inside and out. The down side was that upon…

The 80 Foot Buddha

I turned a corner, looked down a long walkway bordered by tree to see this 80 foot Buddha statue perched on a tall pedestal. It’s easily the largest sitting Buddha I have encountered and second only in size to the 141 foot reclining Buddha at Wat Pho in Thailand. The sitting Buddha looks serene as he sits in…

Flower & Mountain

There were quite a few wildflowers to be seen as we drove through Grand Teton National Park, enough that I could have spent a few hours taking pictures. Alas, we still had quite a few miles to go to reach our destination. This field included these yellows along with purples and whites.