Manfred “Walking Encyclopaedia of Buddhism” Seegers gives a guided tour at the opening of the beautiful exhibition of Buddhist statues at the Hamburg Buddhist Center.
The last details come together in the Buddhist statue exhibition, on time for the opening tomorrow. It’s going to be amazing.
The first bit of this Thai Buddha to be unpacked for the statue exhibition was the hand, in the gesture or mudra of protection. A good sign for a successful exhibition.
Nothing spectacular, just a favour for a friend who wanted a picture of my mala – a necklace of 108 beads used in meditation – for a poster they’re working on. Considering the weather these days, I’m imagining I may end up photographing more and more still-lives for a while.
Always working for others, always seeing things as positively as possible, always laughing. Lama Ole Nydahl is without exception the most impressive and inspiring person I’ve ever met.
I spent most of the weekend in the Braunschweig Buddhist center, where they make some amazing clay statues. It’s hard to tell by the picture, but this is a life-sized and stunningly detailed statue of the amazing 16th Karmapa.
I’m by no means a fan of getting up early, but sometimes when I do, I get to see something like this.