The Himalayan Boon : A Buddhist Pilgrim’s Guide to Nepal

For the Practitioner, Upasaka,Wanderer, Traveler,Seeker and all those on a journey of Self Discovery! Introduction Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked country, sandwiched between [Chinese Occupied] Tibet in the North and Republic of India to the South with a population of 26.4 million. It is separated from Bangladesh by a … Continue reading The Himalayan Boon : A Buddhist Pilgrim’s Guide to Nepal

Ashtamangala – The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Tibetan Buddhist Tradition – Part II

“Whatever is not yours … your letting go of it will be for your long term happiness & benefit.” -- Sakyamuni Buddha In the second/concluding part of the article Ashtamangala  - The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, I will cover the remaining four auspicious symbols i.e. The Precious Parasol, The Golden Fishes, The … Continue reading Ashtamangala – The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Tibetan Buddhist Tradition – Part II

Ashtamangala – The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Tibetan Buddhist Tradition – Part I

“Should you find a wise critic to point out your faults, follow him as you would a guide to hidden treasure.” -- Buddha Sakyamuni Prologue - Ignoring our Buddhist Cultural Heritage When I ask fellow Buddhists whether they are aware of ‘The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Tibetan Buddhism’, I am met with blank stares or confused … Continue reading Ashtamangala – The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Tibetan Buddhist Tradition – Part I

The Sacred Island: A Buddhist Pilgrim’s Guide to Sri Lanka

For the Practitioner, Upasaka, Wanderer, Traveler, Seeker and all those on a journey of Self Discovery! Sri Lanka is a small pear-shaped island situated just off the southeastern tip of the Indian sub-continent. It is not a big island being only 270 miles from north to south and 140 miles from east to west at … Continue reading The Sacred Island: A Buddhist Pilgrim’s Guide to Sri Lanka

Thoughts on the Film, Melancholia

"Even death is not to be feared by the one who has lived wisely." - Buddha Sakyamuni Have you watched the movie Melancholia? Not yet, may I then suggest you take some time off to watch the film. Frankly, I’m not a fan of Kirsten Dunst, who plays the role of lead actress (no offence … Continue reading Thoughts on the Film, Melancholia