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Dharma Sanctuary Videos

This post highlights sixteen videos now embedded in this web site. Four are from the Kauai stupa project, one is of Kalu Rinpoche’s 18th birthday celebration in Sonada, India in September 2008, and the remaining eleven are from my trip to South East Asia in…

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Aesthetic Standards

What are your aesthetic standards? Where is your dividing line between appreciation and the beginnings of disapproval. This review goes on all the time in our minds. Sometimes we don’t even know we are doing it. When traveling we are always making inner comments about…

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For the Burmese, Mahamuni refers to the culture’s most important Buddha image that is currently displayed in Mandalay at the Mahamuni Paya. It has a long history, some say dating back to the time of the Buddha.  This steps into the world of myth, but…

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Buddha Faces

Of all Buddhist countries, Burma has the greatest variety and the most well sculpted Buddha faces. Many are lifelike and full of serene emotion. They feel accessible in ways that other Buddhas are not. When we see a Buddha face made by a skilled artisan…

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