If Buddha was alive today he’d have a Nepalese passport, did you know that? Despite the occasional outrageous claim from an Indian politician, it is widely known that Siddhartha was born at Lumbini in Southern Nepal where there is a… Read More ›
A celebration of Buddha’s birthday told in a style as if in conversation with Buddha himself. The conversation with The Two Doctors is quite respectful and describes his birth through to enlightenment and death. As Buddhists ourselves we will be celebrating today quietly and mindfully.
Today is Buddha’s birthday, May 18th, or Baisakh full moon in Nepal’s calendar, together with the anniversary of his enlightenment and of his death. In Kathmandu almost every single person will be visiting temples, monasteries and shrines to celebrate. We… Read More ›
My sister in law decided she wanted to make some chilli pickle so asked her husband, Dr Madan, to go out early morning and buy enough to make a few jars. We drove out to the Swayambhu area (Monkey Temple)… Read More ›
A personal PhotoChallenge matching a story to a photo every day for 30 days with short tales of travel, mountaineering, Nepal, art, and a few personal ones too! 4. When I first met Buddha I awoke at around 6am, Kathmandu… Read More ›
Swayambhu is Kathmandu’s most historic and well known Buddhist Temple, known to tourists as The Monkey Temple. It has a rich history shrouded in a mythological past related to the Valley being flooded and then drained by Manjushri. Top attraction in this ancient city.