A Year in Nepal: Chapter 4 There’s a One Eyed Yellow Idol ….


This is likely to be the final post in chapters released from our part written book, A Year In Nepal, in which we sought feedback to help us with the remaining chapters. Here's the fourth chapter, regarding Religion in Nepal: (You should start from previous chapters published so far here Our Book, A Year in … Continue reading A Year in Nepal: Chapter 4 There’s a One Eyed Yellow Idol ….

Scenic Sunday: Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu


There has been a Buddhist Stupa on this site since the 5th Century, but this structure dates from the 14th Century. The stupa dome is as significant to Buddhists as the cross is to Christians and this particular stupa is the holiest Tibetan Buddhist site outside Tibet with each layer and level being symbolic. I … Continue reading Scenic Sunday: Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu

When Nepal was a Kingdom: Part 5, What is a #Buddhist Stupa?


  There's a one eyed yellow idol to the north of Kathmandu "! I knew this poem as a schoolboy, and never dreamed I would marry someone from Nepal, visit the country many times, walk amongst monasteries and temples, and become a Buddhist myself. These are not the sort of things that happen to a … Continue reading When Nepal was a Kingdom: Part 5, What is a #Buddhist Stupa?