In September 2014, I traveled to the Tibetan colony of Bir with another photographer, Jagdev Singh. On the one hand, we attended teachings on “The
The origins of “Pure Land Buddhism,” or more precisely, “the Buddhism of Pure Lands,” can be traced to the developmental stages of the Mahayana tradition.
It’s been several years since I read Heinrich Harrer’s classic, Seven Years in Tibet (1953). Amidst Harrer’s dramatic journey through Tibet’s soaring mountain peaks, harrowing political landscape,
Editor’s note: This feature was first published in the now-retired Bodhi Journal, Issue 2, January 2007. The first time I met a Tibetan monk I
Among the Buddhist cultures that are in dire need of preservation, two names stand out amongst the snows and deserts of Eurasia: snow-capped Tibet and