Tagged With "Buddhist"

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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 2). Dambulla

Former Member ·
This is a remarkable place but the radiantly smiling kids make even the Golden Buddha look a little shabby. Great pics.
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Re: Matcha Tea at Hokokuji Temple, Kamakura

DrFumblefinger ·
A unique travel experience, SeeSaw! Interesting how similar cultures adopt similar practices. Many of my British friends like to sip their tea through a tea cube in their mouths to sweeten it.
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Re: Matcha Tea at Hokokuji Temple, Kamakura

Travel Rob ·
Great piece! I enjoyed Kamakura but I didn't get to experience Matcha tea. Next time!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 28, 2015: Bangkok

Mac ·
Water monitors are just so amazing! Great pics thanks!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 28, 2015: Bangkok

Andre Pur ·
I just love that boat!!! And the kids
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Re: Swayambunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was #55

HistoryDigger ·
One of my favorite spots in the world. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug 5th 2014: Incense Coils, Hong Kong

DrFumblefinger ·
I find this a captivating image, Islandman. I can easily see myself staring at these coils from a thousand angles, trying to get the right angle on them, as I imagine you did!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 30, 2013: Monk on a Ladder, Sri Lanka

Former Member ·
His body language tells me that he knows his stuff. Thanks, Dr F, for this universal slice of life moment.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 30, 2013: Monk on a Ladder, Sri Lanka

PortMoresby ·
It proves one of life's great truths, one I've thoroughly tested myself all over the world, that anything can be done in flip flops.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 14, 2013: Columbia River with Monks

Travel Luver ·
I've been to the Gorge many times. I think it's one of the most scenic drives in the US, and has great hiking. But I've never seen it quite like today. Thanks for the cool pic!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 14, 2013: Columbia River with Monks

PortMoresby ·
You're welcome! Very glad you like it.
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Re: Sensoji Temple in Tokyo Mirrors Japan

vivie ·
Interesting!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 30, 2014: Chhimi Lhakhang-Temple of fertility - Bhutan

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a fascinating place! Any idea how old it is?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 30, 2014: Chhimi Lhakhang-Temple of fertility - Bhutan

MAD Travel Diaries ·
It was built at the end of the 15th century from what my guide told me.
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Re: Seema Malaka Buddhist Temple, Colombo

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent photography; very interesting post!
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Re: Sept. 6, 2016: Angkor Wat, Cambodia

DrFumblefinger ·
Gorgeous photography, Marilyn! What a spectacular destination. This one's on my short lists -- to be seen in the next few years. Thanks for sharing these.
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Re: In search of one’s self—A Buddhist Temple Stay in South Korea

Travel Rob ·
Melissa, what a fantastic piece! Great info told in a personal way. Exactly what TG is all about! It sounds like a Buddhist Temple stay is wonderful opportunity and the cost doesn't seem so bad either. Thanks for sharing and I'd love to try a stay myself one day.
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Re: In search of one’s self—A Buddhist Temple Stay in South Korea

Old Car Guy ·
Loved your blog and especially the humor in it! Hope to see more!
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Re: In search of one’s self—A Buddhist Temple Stay in South Korea

DrFumblefinger ·
What a great travel experience and, I'm sure, the core of one of your favorite lifetime travel memories. Thanks for sharing your experience, and welcome to TravelGumbo!
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Re: In search of one’s self—A Buddhist Temple Stay in South Korea

Travel Luver ·
What a cool experience!
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Re: In search of one’s self—A Buddhist Temple Stay in South Korea

FlashFlyer ·
Really cool! Seems very interesting to find out, and also to chill a bit from how fast we live sometimes. Do they take only a few people at a time, or were there groups there?
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Re: In search of one’s self—A Buddhist Temple Stay in South Korea

Allaboardthefraytrain ·
Nice! I've never heard of anything like it, but I'll definitely be looking into it now. Cheers for the info, and the great blog
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other. (Part 3) The ancient city of Anuradhapura

DrFumblefinger ·
A great opportunity available to any traveler to Ceylon is the chance to explore the country’s rich history and extensive archaeology.  This post describes my visit to the oldest ancient site in Sri Lanka,...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 2). Dambulla

DrFumblefinger ·
Dambulla is known for its Cave Temples which predate Christ.  Legend has it that a Sri Lankan King, driven out of Anuradhapura, found a hiding place and refuge within these caves.  When this king regained his throne he...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 30, 2013: Monk on a Ladder, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
    I must admit doing a double take when I saw this robust young monk working at repairing something by the roof of the Temple of the Tooth complex in Kandy  (which you can read more about here).   I was back in Kandy...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 14, 2013: Columbia River with Monks

PortMoresby ·
   On my first visit to Portland, Oregon I drove east of the city one day to have a look at the much celebrated scenery of the Columbia River.  Pulling off at a view point I saw this group also admiring the view and, having recently...
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January 6, 2018: Weherahena Poorwarama Rajamaha Viharaya, Matara

DrFumblefinger ·
An afternoon of exploration southwestern Sri Lanka brought DrFumblefinger to an interesting Buddhist monastery, featuring a charming historic elephant fountain.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 30, 2014: Chhimi Lhakhang-Temple of fertility - Bhutan

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Chhimi Lhakhang (Temple of Fertility) is situated in the Punakha region of Bhutan. According to legend, when Drukpa Kunley visited Bhutan, a demoness called Loro Duem resided at the Dochula pass. The demoness was the biggest in the area...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug 5th 2014: Incense Coils, Hong Kong

IslandMan ·
  On a stopover for a couple of nights in Hong Kong , we wanted to explore a bit more of the local culture and took a walk around the back streets of Kowloon . We came across a tiny Buddhist temple in the midst of a sea of apartment...
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Swayambunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. Where Gumbo Was #55

DrFumblefinger ·
  Congratulations to MAD Travel Diaries for recognizing the Swayambunath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal!  It's also known as the " Monkey Temple " because of the large number of (mean spirited) monkeys that have all but taken over this complex...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 28, 2015: Bangkok

Marilyn Jones ·
  Bangkok is a city of waterways.   Modern skyscrapers, beautiful homes alongside shanties, and Buddhist temples share the water view with colorful water birds and the water monitors, lizards that grows to be 10 feet long. The river is a...
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Sept. 6, 2016: Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Marilyn Jones ·
Sunrise is an hour away as I make my way along the wide pathway to Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world located just north of Siem Reap. I am joined by 15 other Exodus Travels tourists and our guide Vanney. On the edge of a reflecting pool hundreds of other visitors jockey for position to get the best photo of the sun rising over the temple. Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12 th century. Estimated construction time is 30 years. Built by King Suryavarman II...
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In search of one’s self—A Buddhist Temple Stay in South Korea

Melissa Douglas ·
Intrigued by the mysticism of monastic life, and curious about the day-to-day life of monks, Melissa Douglas spent several days in a Buddhist temple.
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Seema Malaka Buddhist Temple, Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the most famous buildings constructed by famed Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa, the temple is an oasis of peace and tranquility in the heart of busy Colombo
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Sensoji Temple in Tokyo Mirrors Japan

Travel Rob ·
Sensoji Temple is an large Buddhist temple complex in Tokyo dedicated to the Buddhist Deity, Bodhisattva Kannon. Sensoji consists of gates, multiple halls, gardens, a pagoda, and a waterfall. There is also Asakusa Shrine,...
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July 31, 2016 Celebrating 50 years of the Hare Krishna religion

Jonathan L ·
While strolling the streets of New York, Jonathan came across this colorful parade.
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Matcha Tea at Hokokuji Temple, Kamakura

seesaw ·
At a Zen Buddhist temple, seesaw experiences a ritual with traditional tea and sweet candies: A never-to-be-forgotten rich sensory memory.
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Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo (Where Gumbo was #223)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the lovely Gangaramaya Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The temple is a popular site for tourists to visit when in the nation's capitol and has a fascinating museum displaying items donated to the temple by the faithful.
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Central India, Pt.7: Ajanta

Professorabe ·
This week Professor Abe takes us to the fantastic Buddhist cave monuments cut into the rocks of the Sahyadri hills. The caves were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.
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Re: Central India, Pt.7: Ajanta

DrFumblefinger ·
I've found this trip fascinating, and especially this grouping of cave monuments. Well worth going out of your way for! I need to find a way to sneak into your suitcase on your next trip, Professor. Thanks for this.
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Central India, Part 8: Ellora

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's informative and educational series on visiting Central India concludes this week with a visit to Ellora, another of Maharashtra's UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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Re: Central India, Part 8: Ellora

DrFumblefinger ·
Another terrific destination and the conclusion of another memorable journey. I learned a lot about Central India. Thanks so much for sharing this series with us.
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