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The famed Buddhist monastery of Farfa Kanout, high in the remote recesses of the Nepalese Himalayas. The long, winding walkway leads from the Chief Lama's residence to the shrine of Rama where within are the sacred Bronze Bells of Bhutan, which personify and serve as avatars of the chief mountain spirits, Ting and Tang. The bells are rung but once each year, during the holy ceremony of Ting Tang Rama Lama Dingdong.

The famed Buddhist monastery of Farfa Kanout, high in the remote recesses of the Nepalese Himalayas. The long, winding walkway leads from the Chief Lama's residence to the shrine of Rama where within are the sacred Bronze Bells of Bhutan, which personify and serve as avatars of the chief mountain spirits, Ting and Tang. The bells are rung but once each year, during the holy ceremony of Ting Tang Rama Lama Dingdong.

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."   ~ Melody Beattie   Buddhist Temple, Lhasa, Tibet

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." ~ Melody Beattie Buddhist Temple, Lhasa, Tibet

From Cambodia to Hawaii, these temples, pagodas, shrines, and wats are as different as they are beautiful.

The World's Most Beautiful Buddhist Temples

From Cambodia to Hawaii, these temples, pagodas, shrines, and wats are as different as they are beautiful.

Bodhgaya (Buddhagaya) in Bihar, India, is the place where Siddhartha Gautama, the prince of Kapilavasthu attained Enlightenment and became the Buddha 2600 years ago. The land is venerated as the holiest place of Buddhist pilgrimage in the world. The main shrines of this holy land, the Mahabodhi (Mahavihara) Temple Complex with the Vajrasana, (Diamond Throne) and the most sacred Bodhi Tree, the spot of Enlightenment, are declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO – World Heritage…

Bodhgaya (Buddhagaya) in Bihar, India, is the place where Siddhartha Gautama, the prince of Kapilavasthu attained Enlightenment and became the Buddha 2600 years ago. The land is venerated as the holiest place of Buddhist pilgrimage in the world. The main shrines of this holy land, the Mahabodhi (Mahavihara) Temple Complex with the Vajrasana, (Diamond Throne) and the most sacred Bodhi Tree, the spot of Enlightenment, are declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO – World Heritage…

Buddha in Bodhi Tree.   “When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into it’s dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment”

Buddha in Bodhi Tree. “When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into it’s dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment”

monks with candles. If anyone knows the name of the photographer let me know. I would love to give them credit.

monks with candles. If anyone knows the name of the photographer let me know. I would love to give them credit.

Datong China Hanging monastery Xuankong temple Hunyuan - Buddhist shrine

Datong China Hanging monastery Xuankong temple Hunyuan - Buddhist shrine

Temples of Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)  The temples also known as "gu" were inspired by the rock caves of Buddhist. They were larger multi-storied buildings that one could enter. They were places of worships that included richly frescoed corridors with sacred shrines and images that could be worshipped.

Temples of Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) The temples also known as "gu" were inspired by the rock caves of Buddhist. They were larger multi-storied buildings that one could enter. They were places of worships that included richly frescoed corridors with sacred shrines and images that could be worshipped.

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