Category Archives: Temple

Belize Part 3 – Paradise In The Jungle

The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life and activity; it affords protection to all beings. ~Buddhist Sutra Transitioning: Beach to Jungle … Continue reading

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Swimming Thru Ancient Temples (A Holiday in Cambodia)

We arrived in Siem Reap Cambodia late in the evening and hopped into a tuk-tuk for a ride to the hotel. A Cambodian tuk-tuk is reminiscent of a covered rickshaw but with the runner replaced by a motorcycle and the carriage … Continue reading

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The Source: Bodh Gaya (Expat Week #080)

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell. ~Buddha   For more than a year, I have … Continue reading

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K2 (Expat Week #059)

We are not human beings having spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin My second day of car touring in Kathmandu took in sites a bit further away than the previous days, further enough such … Continue reading

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Encountering the Buddha (Expat Week #056)

Truth is truth no matter what religion it comes from. ~Patricia Rotman   Moving to India, I had some expectations. I expected a lot of time to explore the inner workings of my soul and put to rest much of … Continue reading

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Tour of India – Madurai Temples (Expat Week #050)

India is not, as people keep calling it, an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one in an advanced state of decay. ~Shashi Tharoor Our flight out of Madurai was … Continue reading

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Tour of India – Meenakshi Amman Temple (Expat Week #049)

Hinduism is the religion of truth. Truth is God. Denial of God we have known. Denial of truth we have not known. ~Mahatma Gandhi   The final leg of our tour of India took us to Madurai.  I chose Madurai … Continue reading

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Tour of India – Galta Monkey Temple (Expat Week #047-1)

When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. ~Clifton Fadiman The Monkey Temple Light Eyed Monkey Pretty much on a whim, Irene and I … Continue reading

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Thailand: Chinese Museum (Expat Week #042)

Everything you can imagine is real. ~Pablo Picasso   Anek Kuson Sala, also known as the Chinese Museum, was the last temple we visited prior to heading back toward Bangkok. It is more museum than temple. It honors the unique … Continue reading

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Thailand in Review (Expat Week #041)

Bangkok has him now, and she’ll never let him go. ~Tattoo Joe from Hangover 2 Besides the memories of an adventure in an exotic land, the one other thing I hoped to bring back from Thailand with me was a … Continue reading

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