1. kadampapenny:

    Since everyone, even animals and insects, wants to be happy and does not want to experience suffering, we should try never to harm any living being. If we kill even a tiny insect, this is a non-virtuous action because it causes great suffering to the insect. We may enjoy fishing, but if we consider this action from the point of view of the fish, we will realize how harmful it is. We need to develop compassion for human beings and animals alike, without discrimination; and we should take the utmost care not to cause suffering to any living being.

    Introduction to Buddhism, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

  2. FOTO FLASHBACK - June 3, 2009 - Following along for morning alms with some of the monks fro, Wat Sriboonruang.

    by HikerEyes

  3. FOTO FLASHBACK - Buddha at the Tengboche Monastery.

    by HikerEyes

  4. FOTO FLASHBACK - June 23, 2007 - Pray Wheels turn constantly with water power, little belling ring with each turn…  It’s quite lovely and a good place to wash your jeans…

    by HikerEyes

  5. sunseams:

    Monks (by Yeow8)

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  6. "Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck"
    — Dalai Lama (via themarchio)

    (via themarchio-deactivated20111121)

  7. aliasunadorned:

    “Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.” - Siddhartha Guatama

  8. ombuddha:

    Physical death is a more dramatic manifestation of the dying that goes on continually throughout the day. We are perpetually facing the beginnings and endings of situations and circumstances without appreciating the emotional toll that these small births and deaths have on our lives. It can be as subtle as forgetting a thought or as common as falling asleep. Change itself is death.

    Rodney Smith.

    Photo by MadCupcakes.

  9. starlott:

    so pretty.  

    (Source: whyaskforthemoon)

  10. chailatteplease:

    The creation of a Buddhist sand mandala, Bhutan.

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  11. backpacker-club:

    Faces of Nepal by * hiro008 on Flickr.

    Young Tibetan monk playing the dungchen (dung chen) in a Buddhist ceremony in a monastery in Ranipauwa near Muktinath.

    The dungchen is a long trumpet or horn used in Tibetan Buddhist ceremonies. It is the most widely used instrument in Tibetan Buddhist culture. It is often played in pairs or multiples, and the sound is compared to the singing of elephants.

  12. trek-z:

    Faces of Nepal by * hiro008 on Flickr.

    93 years old man who lives alone in the mountains near Pisang. Pisang is a village in Manang District in the Gandaki Zone of northern Nepal (Annapurna Circuit).

    For the Buddhist people in this area the old man is a holy man, and people visit him to ask for his blessing.

  13. kelledia:

     Swayambhunath Stupa, Nepal


  14. "Like an archer, an arrow, the wise man steadies his trembling mind, a fickle and restless weapon."
    — The Buddha (via sbhosale)

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