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Monks lining up in Angkor Wat

Just trust that the nature of mind is simply the mind itself left in an unaltered state, and do all that you can to sustain this, without distraction, at all times, during and between the meditation sessions. Don’t expect to gain realization in just a few months, or even years.

 

— Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Death—it is good, wonderful! It can smash the most powerful ego, making us realize the emptiness of all things. It teaches us not to cling to our secular world. . . . Contemplating death, there is nobody and nothing we cannot accommodate. It offers us a new life, the chance to start over.

 

— Master Jingzong

  

Built in 1991, sitting majestically on a hilltop in Ladakh at height of 14000 ft, is a Buddhist white domed stupa called the Shanti Stupa. It was built to promote world peace and prosperity and to commemorate 2500 years of Buddhism. It is considered a symbol of the ties between the people of Japan and Ladakh. The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base.

Shwe Yan Pyay Seminary, Nyaung Shwe, Taunggyi , Shan State, Myanmar

In exotic Bangkok, a detail from one of the many wonderful Buddhist temples.

BodhGaya (India)

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Lagpa-la (Lagpa Pass), Tibet, China (1999)

Sule Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

The Golden Rock, Kyaikhtiyo, Mon State, Myanmar

By oneself is evil done; by oneself is one defiled. By oneself is evil left undone; by oneself is one made pure. Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.

 

— The Buddha

 

Buddhist monks in Mahabodhi temple, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India.

 

The Mahabodhi Temple ("Great Awakening Temple") is a Buddhist temple, the location where Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, is said to have attained enlightenment.

 

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Zenkouji Temple(Jōdo-shū Buddhism).

伊達市有珠善光寺(浄土宗)のひとコマ。

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Discarded But Not Forgotten.

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Nikon D300 DX Camera.

Nikkor 17-55 2.8 Lens.

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In a national park in Korea

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