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Pilgrimage II

While hiking down the Kyaiktiyo mountainside, I was still in the glow of the pilgrimage. I opted for the hardy pilgrim path and avoided the truck transport.  The path wandered along the ridgeline, a string of primitive tea shops along the way happy to sell…

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The Golden Rock, a huge round boulder, is perched on its parent rock, defying gravity. The parent rock is in the shape of a drum, its upper edges painted with lotus petals. Adding to the mystery is the 24 foot high stupa built on top…

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Schwedagon Paya Yangon, Burma

I Swear to god, it’s Shwe dagon.  I’m glad I’ve lived long enough to witness one of the wonders of the world.  I heard this was a special place, but I had no idea. The whole trip was worth it just to see this one…

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Burma Bound

This second post carries the good news that I (and you as reader) are heading out to Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand in mid January 2011. The plan is to record impressions of life around temples and stupas in these three Theravadin Buddhist countries. It…

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