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    Legends from Camp Paid Member

    A Nice Place Outside the rest home,resting in hiswheelchair in the shade, my father said:“This is a nice place”– and I couldn’t tellif he meant the rest home in general,the shady spacewith the birdschirping,fountainflowing,springbreezes blowing, or the world. Grandmother For Grandmother Mijiu Inada, Yoshiko Saito Except for the fact that Grandmother taught mechopsticks;and Japanese before forks and English,my relationship with her wasn’t all that much. As a matter of fact, Grandmother, with her old-fashioned ways, was actually somewhat of an extra-vagant source of confusion and distraction. For example, just to waste time on a rainy dayin a boring barrack-room in our ordinaryconcentration camp in Arkansas, She’d say: More »
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    Photos for Rato Paid Member

    Before Nicholas Vreeland became the first Western abbot of a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, he was many things: an assistant to the photographer Irving Penn; a Tibetan monk; a recipient of a geshe degree. He has longest been, however, a photographer. When Vreeland held his first camera, he was a lonely teen in boarding school. These days, he takes portraits of the Dalai Lama. As a photographer, Vreeland says, “I try to keep in mind the fact that there is no inherently existent harmonious quality to a photograph. Once you begin to explore that, then the taking of a photograph becomes part of the practice of exploring and becoming familiar with the whole notion of emptiness.” More »
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    Cooking for the Buddha Paid Member

    © Neal Crosbie 1998 More »
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    Fosco Maraini Paid Member

    Fosco Maraini from: Maraini: Acts of Photography, Acts of Love The abbess pf Gioji Temple in her studio. During her youthful days she was a famous geisha. Kyoto, 1963 More »
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    Fire and Water Paid Member

    On a warm day in early March, several hundred people gathered at the Laikipia Nature Conservancy in central Kenya to attend the fire and water ceremony held by the Japanese lay Buddhist order Shinnyo-en, and led by the head of Shinnyo-en, Her Holiness Shinso Ito (pictured above). Every year, Shinnyo-en conducts several fire and water ceremonies around the world. Each ceremony, based on the ancient Buddhist fire ritual homa, is dedicated to awakening people to their innate compassionate nature toward all life forms and expresses Shinnyo-en’s desire to strive for the welfare of all people. More »