All for One

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. ~Henry Ford

Be Zen

Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth. ~Gautama Buddha

Amidst Ruins

Ajanta Caves, located off Aurangabad Maharashtra, is home to a beautiful horseshoe shaped set of Buddhist paintings and sculptures. This is a relic from Cave 1. It is said to be one of the last caves excavated and possibly wasn’t a preferred place of worship, as there is no sign of any soot deposits from…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

I took this picture from the lawns of the Kushalnagar Monastery in Coorg. In fact, these flowers I found at every monastery I visited in India. However, I don’t know what its called. Can anyone help me?

Butter Lamps

Butter lamps are  a well-known feature of the Tibetan Buddhist temples and monasteries. While the lamps traditionally burn using yak butter, they now use oil or Ghee. In buddhist culture, they stand for “the illumination of wisdom”. Since these monks are displaced from Tibet and now live in Coorg, the monastery sees a large amount of butter lamps together…

Teachings of the Buddha

Time is fleeting …Act Today Do not pursue the past. Do not lose yourself in the future. The past no longer is. The future has not yet come. Looking deeply at life as it is. In the very here and now, the practitioner dwells in stability and freedom. We must be diligent today. To wait…

Learning with Gratitude

“Develop the mind of equilibrium. You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: follow the calmness, the absence of pride.” Sutta Nipata