Monthly Archive: April, 2014

All proud and happy

and delighted in our interest.

Approach to the Punakha Dzong

Here is the very famous Punakha Dzong. A dzong, one remembers, is a combination religious and administrative center of a province. One of the largest in Bhutan, it is also the second oldest:… Continue reading

The groom’s all-traditional implements

And his wedding ring.

Into the famous Chimee Lakhang

Where some come to pray for fertility and children.

The charm is in the details

Love the birds painted on her nails!

Prayer Wheels

Based on a principle similar to that of the prayer flags seen earlier, prayer wheels are set outside temples, and there’s often hundreds of them. It is one’s duty to turn as many… Continue reading

A bride and groom on their wedding day

Tokyo, July 2013. Details of the clothes to follow!

The Wheel of Law

One of the symbols seen in, around and most at the top of most Buddhist temples. The Wheel of Law represents the symmetry, completeness and adequacy of the law, of the precepts of… Continue reading

Ha! Canon users!

Did you know that the name of your camera simply comes from the name of the goddess Kanon?

A monk from New York?