The burning monk . Thích Quảng Đức; 1897 – 11 June 1963; was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963. Quảng Đức was protesting the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government led by Ngo Dinh Diem. Photographs of his self-immolation were circulated widely across the world and brought attention to the policies of the Diệm government. John F. Kennedy said in reference to a photograph of Đức on fire, "No news picture in history has generated so much emotion around the world as that one." . Brave, passionate, sad, historical, his monument sits quietly at the site where he died in 1963 at the corners of Nguyễn Đình Chiểu and Cach Mạng Thang Tam streets . #vietnam#saigon#monk#history#martyr#hochiminh#hochiminhcity#monument#thichquangduc#travelphotography#instatravel#buddhist
WHY MEDITATE? We do not meditate in order to be comfortable. In other words, we don’t meditate in order to always, all the time, feel good. I imagine shockwaves are passing through you as you read this, because so many people come to meditation to simply “feel better.” However, the purpose of meditation is not to feel bad, you’ll be glad to know. Rather, meditation gives us the opportunity to have an open, compassionate attentiveness to whatever is going on. The meditative space is like the big sky—spacious, vast enough to accommodate anything that arises. Excerpt From: "How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind" by Pema Chödrön.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Even as rain does not penetrate a well-thatched house, so lust does not penetrate a well-cultivated mind" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☸️Dhammapada 14 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➡️"lust does not penetrate a well-cultivated mind"
L A U G H T E R...It's good for the soul, our health, our outlook. When you hear laughter move toward it! 🙃 Who do you like to laugh with? Tag in comments below👇 🙃 Connection: Turn off your cell phone, engage with your friends and family. Studies show when you actually connect face to face, relax and laugh it re-balances your nervous system. When you share a laugh with a friend, It strengthens your bond and helps you both have a more positive outlook! 🙃 Wellness: According to science, when we laugh we reduce stress, lower our blood pressure, and increase resistance to infection. 🙃 Quote: e. e. cummings 📷 @ronimcguiresd . : get , what you want, and then it! . . . . . . laugh instaquote @mantramagazine @oprah @oprahmagazine @yogajournal @meditation Repost by @shineonandglow ➖ Follow me :➡ @buddha.lovers.ig For More 😉 ➖ Visit our shop to buy 🔝 Baking 👕 T-SHIRTS Hoodies Sweatshirt Mugs Updating ➡ Click the link in my bio ( @buddha.lovers.ig ) ➖ 🏪 Printed in the USA ➖ 🌎 Shipping worldwide ➖ 😉 Tag & Share with your Friends⤵ ➖ #buddha#buddhism#buddhaquotes#buddhist#buddhastatue#budha#buddhateachings#inspiration#soul#soulmate#karma#dharma#zen#peace#peaceofmind#peaceful#believe
Experience Ladakh's incredible Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries Nestled between the Karakoram Mountains to the north and the vast Himalaya to the south, the Ladakh or ‘Little Tibet’ region of Northern India on the Tibetan Plateau is a wonder to behold. Famed for its stunning Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries, ancient kingdoms and the wonders of its natural environment, join us on this moderate hike through the villages and holy places of this unique region, meeting the people whom reside there and learning about its timeless culture. This adventure is lead by YellowWood Guide Caroline McCann @mccanndesign - read about her successful first ascent of a summit in the region via the BBC link on our website - you can also read her blog post about her experiences (mainly food related!) in this fantastic and little-explored corner of the world: www.yellowwoodadventures.com/ladakh-mountains #ladakh
We’re finding our ways, leaving our marks, collecting stories, hoping things last. Often feeling lost, down in a whirl, we’re figuring out, our place in the world. Oh won’t you take my hand, we can run and be free, discover things; wonder for you and me. Watch the colors, the lights- in forests in hills. Cross bridges, scale mountains, no care for the bills. — Buddhist lettered cared on to the side of a hill in Kirtipur (near the civil homes colony). Can be seen clearly from the swinging brindle that connects two hills. You can see an awe inspiring view of the Kathmandu Valley, or be lost in the sound of the river hundreds of feet below you and not even notice this piece. Or maybe you’re afraid of heights and have to close your eyes while crossing the bridge !
An illustration of a yakkha ,one of the scary beasts from the Buddhist cosmology , from Ajahn Amaro new book out Mara and the mangala #ajahn Amaro #amaravati Buddhist monastery #illustration#buddhist cosmology