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1946: New Year’s

Horace Bristol: The New Moon, January 1, 1946 During the Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri [“Saidaiji Temple Naked Festival”] in Okayama, participants wear only a Japanese loincloth called a fundoshi as they compete to find one of two camphor-scented batons that … Continue reading

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1928: Holiday in Bangkok

    Map, frontispiece, and cover of the Royal State Railways’s Guide to Bangkok with Notes on Siam (1928); the frontispiece shows Wat Arun at night.  

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2016: Larung Gar

Larung Gar, Tibet (32.1356°N 100.4565°E) Hundreds of dwellings—all painted in a vibrant red color—make up Larung Gar, the world’s largest Buddhist institute. The settlement is located in a remote valley in Tibet and contains a population that has grown to … Continue reading

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848 AD: Parinirvana

The Mogao Caves, carved into cliffs near the town of Dunhuang in northwest China, date from the 4th to the 14th century AD and lay along the ancient trade route known as the Silk Road. There are about 500 of them,  … Continue reading

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2013: Disco Buddha

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14th Century: Watch as I Become a Buddha Even More Quickly than That!

The Lotus Sutra is one of the central texts in the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism and, for some, is thought to contain the complete and final teaching of the Buddha. It was composed at the turn of the millennium. In … Continue reading

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2016: Emanation

Sukhi Barber: Emanation (2016) (source)

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