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    Buddhism's Sacred Places: Photos by Kenro Izu Paid Member

    A beautiful slideshow, Buddhism's Sacred Places: Photos by Kenro Izu was recently published on the Huffington Post. I have long been fascinated by Izu's work and was delighted when we ran some his photographs alongside Rodney Smith's dharma talk Undivided Mind in our Summer 2010 issue, so I was very happy to see more pieces from the series in the slideshow this morning. via the Huffington Post, More »
  • The Art of Buddhism: Photograph by Julie Hall Paid Member

    This beautiful image comes our way from photographer Julie Hall. Her work explores art, culture and place. This is from her portfolio "The Art of Buddhism." More »
  • Beautiful Image from Japan Paid Member

                            This image came to us via a friend on twitter. We're not sure of the story behind it but I find it to be quite moving. More »
  • The Photography of Dennis Cordell Paid Member

    My favorite subject matter, either in painting or in photography, has always been portraiture.  I love the human face. I also prefer doing portraits of Buddhist monks and other spiritual contemplatives in Asia. They aren’t concerned with whether their portraits are cosmetically appealing. For them, a photo of themselves is simply a memento to gloss a particular occasion. Westerners often ask for “photoshop favors” such as bag, wrinkle, or chin removals. Buddhist monks know that wrinkles are just part of the impermanence of the phenomenon we call life. Future lives will bring more than enough facelifts. -Dennis Cordell, from the artist's statement on his website. More »
  • Happy Birthday Aung San Suu Kyi! Paid Member

    We would like to wish Aung San Suu Kyi a happy 65th birthday today.  Sadly however, the Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner will be celebrating while still detained under house arrest in Rangoon. Yesterday, in celebration of her birthday, a series of previously unreleased photographs of Aung San Suu Kyi and her family were made available to the public. As reported by guardian.co.uk, She is known to the world as a human rights activist who has spent 14 of the last 20 years under house arrest as punishment for demanding democracy in her home country. But in these photographs Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is shown not as the fearless campaigner who has given up her liberty for the sake of her nation, but as a young woman in love and a doting mother. More »
  • Want to go to China for free? Paid Member

    ...Then follow Himalayan Art Resource's director Jeff Watt as he blogs his way through the Middle Kingdom! Read his daily reports from China's museums, universities and Buddhist temples. From his April 3rd blog post, Yesterday morning we left early to travel to the Dazu Grotto. The Sichuan University provided a car and driver for our use. The grottoes are about 300 kilometers north of Chengdu. Dazu is the name of the city/town closest to the different stone carving grotto sites. Dazu means big foot, or big feet. The plural is not made clear in Chinese for this place name. We ate lunch in the town prior to going to the site which I later learned was actually multiple sites. More »