Tag Archives: Buddhism

Kyoto temple stay

Posted on February 12, 2013 by Toothpicker

Myoshinji temple complex, the head temple of Rinzai Zen Buddhism
A few years ago, I stayed at a Buddhist temple in South Korea and it was one of the most spiritually rewarding experiences that I could not forget. Since then, I have been wanting to stay at a Japanese zen Buddhist temple because [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Buddhism & meditation, Anything Japanese, Kyoto, Japan and was tagged with meditation, Buddhism, Kyoto, temples, Japan

Asia society Hong Kong Centre

Posted on May 29, 2012 by Toothpicker

A Buddha head sculpture by Zhang Huan on the rooftop
The new non-profit Asia Society Hong Kong Centre opened in February this year on a hill above several 5-star hotels and a large shopping mall in Admiralty. Located at the former Explosives Magazine Compound built by the British Army in the mid-19th century [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Exhibitions, Architecture, Travel, Buddhism & meditation, Art, Contemporary and was tagged with Hong Kong, art and design exhibitions, Buddhism, contemporary architecture

Sukhothai historical park

Posted on May 9, 2012 by Toothpicker

If I have to choose the most wonderful and sustainable airport in the world, Sukhothai airport would be on the top of my list ( see below)! It is privately owned by Bangkok airways and serves only two arrivals from Bangkok daily. Not only it is beautifully designed in traditional Thai style [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Buddhism & meditation, Sukhothai, Gardens & parks and was tagged with Buddhism, Sukhothai, cycling, temples, Thailand

Si Satchanalai historical park

Posted on May 7, 2012 by Toothpicker

Si Satchanalai historical park is a World Heritage site and the former vassal town of Sukhothai, though it is not as popular as the Sukhothai historical park. Located in the northern part of the Sukhothai province, travel information and transport to this park is surprisingly limited. Hence I had to prearrange a [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Buddhism & meditation, Sukhothai, Gardens & parks, Thailand and was tagged with Buddhism, Sukhothai, temples, Thailand

A mindful evening with Thich Nhat Hanh

Posted on March 25, 2012 by Toothpicker

Thich Nhat Hanh's calligraphy exhibition in Hong Kong, 2010
There are not that many living leaders I truly respect; politically, it's Aung San Suu Kyi while spiritually, it's Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh. Both of them are Buddhists from Southeast Asia who have experienced turmoil in their own countries, but both have [...]

This post was posted in London, Talks, Buddhism & meditation and was tagged with London, meditation, talks, Buddhism, Thich Nhat Hanh

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