The Taiwanese are a naturally superstitious people, and this is particularly evident during Ghost Month in Taiwan, also know as the Hungry Ghost Festival. Continue Reading →
2012 and 2013 were not kind to the Kellenberger or the Marshall families, but we have had plenty of love and support from family and friends to help us through. The last six weeks have been especially difficult for us, but I’m glad to be putting 2013 behind us. We’re looking forward to a positive and successful 2014. Happy New Year to my dear friends and family all over the world! Continue Reading →
What would it be like to live like a monk? Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Memorial Monastery in Kaohsiung offers this unique experience at its Weekend Temple Retreat. Continue Reading →
Sanchon is a Buddhist Vegetarian restaurant set in the heart of Insadong in Seoul, South Korea. It offers traditional Buddhist temple food and cultural performances that offer patrons a window onto South Korean culture. Continue Reading →
Our motorcycle excursions brought us to this wacky little dwelling at Basian Caves, which is located along Taiwan’s Eastern Coastline on Highway 11. Note: Please see my comment below in reference to the Buddhist swastika on the front gate.
A three meter long footprint of Buddha on Phu Si Hill in Luang Prabang, Laos. Continue Reading →
Wat Intharawihan, also known as the Temple of the Standing Buddha is on Wisut Kasat Road on the northern edge of Banglamphu in Bangkok, Thailand. This temple is known for a huge standing Buddha image called Luang Pho To. The gold Buddha image towers 100 feet in the air. It’s over 10 meters wide and was constructed in the reign of King Rama IV. I wasn’t overly impressed with the Standing Buddha. There are far more beautiful temples to visit Continue Reading →
The temple of the Golden Buddha, also known as Wat Traimit, shelters the world’s largest gold Buddha image. It is thought to be over 800 years old and weighs over 5,500 kg.
Reclining Buddha in Wat Po Wat Phra Chetuphon (Wat Po) was founded in the 16th century. It is the oldest and biggest temple in the city. It also has the largest number of pagodas (95) in city. Wat Po was one of the first universities in Thailand. The university is best known for its school of traditional Thai medecine and massage. It also offers courses in astrology, medicine, literature and archaeology. Wat Po, also known as the Temple of Continue Reading →