A Buddhist Sunday – Pharping Vajrayoginī

Pharping is a town south of Kathmandu. It goes by a few different names: The Nepali call it Pharping (sometimes pronounced Farping); The Tibetans call it Yangleshö (ཡང་ལེ་ཤོད་); and it was also called Phamting, because some say it is the birthplace of Phamtingpa (11th century CE), who together with his brothers was a close disciple…

A Buddhist Sunday – Sankhu Vajrayoginī temple

In the area near Sankhu according to legend there used to be a huge lake where Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and great masters came to meditate. Sankhu was also the home of Śakya Demma. Unwanted and discarded by her family she had to fend for herself in the wild with the monkeys in the jungle. Still…

A Buddhist Sunday – Temples in Singapore: The Buddhist Lodge

Only the gate around the Buddhist Lodge in Singapore suggests that this is not an ordinary building. The ornate stone carved panels show several Buddhist stories. The main entrance is through a beautiful arch in Chinese style. The Buddhist Lodge was founded in 1943, originally with roughly 100 members. They came together in a traditional…

Tam Bao Son – Vietnamese Buddhist Monastery

At a two hours drive from Montréal, close to Mont Tremblant National Park you will find the lovely Vietnamese Buddhist Monastery Tam Bao Son. The monastic complex covers a huge stretch of land with a temple and, spread around, several devotional sites with statues in every conceivable colour. There are several statues of the female…