Tag Archives: Buddhism

“Tak Bat” (alms giving, Luang Prabang, Laos)

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Hong Kong 2016 – a brighter outlook.

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Phi Ta Khon, the video

After 6 weeks of postponing, prevaricating and generally being lazy, I have finally finished editing the video that I took at the “Ghost festival” at Dan Sai. drum roll please ……

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Phi Ta Khon, the “Ghost Festival” of Dan Sai.

As you will have read from the last couple of posts, I have been up north lately, mainly for the Phi Ta Khon festival held last week in Dan Sai, in Loei province. This festival has been held for hundreds … Continue reading

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The temples of Bagan

After the kings of ancient Bagan converted to Buddhism they began a frenzy of temple building from the 11th to 13th century, constructing over 3000 stupas, chedis, and temples in that time before the city was apparently abandoned because of … Continue reading

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A quick update – dateline Yangon

To repeat a Kipling quote from my last post, This is Burma, and it is quite unlike any place you know about I am in Yangon now, where the Internet is slightly above snail pace, so time for an update … Continue reading

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