Buddhist Sunday | Postcards

Last year for a special event, I had some of my drawings made into postcards. We were supposed to sell these at an event themed around LGBT+ lives in Buddhism. Due to the pandemic the event did not happen and so I still have a good amount of these postcards one year on. You can…

A Buddhist Sunday – Prayer Wheels

Prayer wheels are very common in the Himalayas. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are hand held, some are mounted along spiritual sites such as stūpas. They can be very small, or big as a telephone booth (or even bigger), made of wood or metal. A mantra, usually oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ (ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པདྨེ་ཧཱུཾ་ –…

A Buddhist Sunday – Earthquake Aftermath in Nepal

Since 2012 I have made regular visits to Nepal. Sometimes we stayed for a month and sometimes just for a week. Our last visit in March was only 5 days long. Every time we go we have to visit at least two different places. We go see Svayambhū stūpa and Boudhanāth stūpa. I have written…

#Buddhism in #Nepal

As everyone knows, Buddha was born near Lumbini and grew up in Kapilavastu (कपिलवस्तु) currently in Nepal, close to the Indian border. Buddhism spread through most of Asia and eventually even to the west. When speaking to traditional teachers (Sanskrit – Guru गुरु , Lama བླ་མ་) often one hears:”Lord Buddha was a prince from India”. Most,…