Going Digital: Single-Lens Reflex

In 1999 I bought my first real digital camera, a Nikon Coolpix 950. Five years later it was time for the next upgrade. This time I entered the world of the digital SLR (or Single-Lens Reflex) camera. After having saved up enough money I decided on the Nikon D70 with an 18-70 mm kit lens…

Random Photo Wednesday -A Buddha in Sārnāth

A picture of a carving taken in 2005 in Sārnāth (सारनाथ), the location of the Buddha’s first teaching. The carving shows the Buddha in the teaching mudrā, turning the wheel of Dharma.

A Buddhist Sunday – #Buddha #Relics

After the Buddha reached Parinirvāṇa (he passed away) his body was cremated. The remaining ashes and pieces of bone where distributed amongst his most influential followers. The relics spread across south-east Asia. For example to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore. I’ve seen relics in a museum in Kolkata, India in 2005 and most recently in the National…

A Buddhist Sunday – A #Statue

Over the years I’ve seen many Buddha statues. Usually you see them on the altar of a Buddhist practitioner – brand new -, or in the museum – ancient, but behind glass. In Asia there are Buddhas everywhere and some quite old. There is no glass separating you from the Buddha and only respect and…