This piece of origami came in the post today. The Buddha is sometimes depicted with a multi-coloured halo, rainbow halo. And since the last couple of posts are talking about light and luminosity emitting from the Buddha this piece of origami just had go behind the Buddha on the altar. For now at least.
Well this is all interesting news…..photos of monks sitting in the midst of the dig are moving.
“This is the earliest evidence of a Buddhist shrine anywhere in the world.
“It sheds light on a very long debate, which has led to differences in teachings and traditions of Buddhism.
“The narrative of Lumbini’s establishment as a pilgrimage site under Ashokan patronage must be modified since it is clear that the site had already undergone embellishment for centuries.”
The dig also detected signs of ancient tree roots in the wooden building’s central void – suggesting it was a tree shrine.
Tradition records that Queen Maya Devi gave birth to the Buddha while grasping the branch of a tree within the Lumbini Garden.
From BBC Website ‘Earliest shrine’ uncovered at Buddha’s birthplace.
We are spoilt for choice! So many images to choose from and all available to be used.
There are over 6,000 photographs of Buddhist archeological sites, pilgrimage centres, and temples in SE Asia, as well as Videos, Maps, Posters, etc. on this website, please feel free to use the photographs to make more works with them, in accordance with the Creative Commons license on the page where you find them.
George Clarke explores the extraordinary world of small builds, where people turn tiny spaces into the most incredible places to live, work and play. He even tries making one of his own.
George Clarke, Amazing Spaces, Chanel 4 TV
It would seem tiny living is catching on. I have not viewed this program which was kindly brought to my attention by Jenny. Those in Britain, and possible elsewhere in the world, will be able to watch the first, in a series of programs, streamed on the Internet. It is 47 mins long and it will be available to watch for a further 27 days.
The next in the series is on Tuesday 30th October at 8.00 pm GMT Chanel 4.
George meets a teacher building a bolt-hole in the Lake District, the community living in shipping containers in Hackney, and an architect who has put his kitchen on the roof of his house.
You can tell I am rather interested in tiny living.