A Buddhist Sunday – The Shamarpa

The Shamarpa (Zhwa dmar pa – The one with the red hat/crown) is the second highest lama in the Karma Kagyu (Bka’ brgyud) lineage and is generally seen as another emanation of the Karmapa. The first Shamar Rinpoche Khedrup Drakpa Senge (1283–1349) was recognised by the third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (Rang ‘byung rdo rje). Khedrup Dragpa Senge…

A Buddhist Sunday

A statue of the Buddha at his birthplace: Lumbini, Nepal. December (when this picture was taken in 2013) in Lumbini is very cold and misty. There are days the sun remains hidden. Planes get delayed as they cannot fly without a direct line of sight. People huddle by the fire at night and struggle to keep…