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A Muslim woman reads a copy of the Koran at the Istiqlal mosque during the second day of ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.
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A Muslim woman reads a copy of the Koran at the Istiqlal mosque during the second day of ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.

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The Making of Prayer Hats for Ramadan - looks like a thriving business.

Buddhist Masked Monks in the Himalayas, by Rahul Barman, Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Buddhist Masked Monks in the Himalayas, by Rahul Barman, Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Prayer for Rain 

 Hindu priests, in cauldrons of water, make offerings in front of a fire while performing the ‘Parjanya Varun Yagam,’ a special prayer for rain, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. India’s monsoon rainfall was 43 percent below average in June, the weather office said, the weakest first month of the season in five years. 
Amit Dave/Reuters

Prayer for Rain 

 Hindu priests, in cauldrons of water, make offerings in front of a fire while performing the ‘Parjanya Varun Yagam,’ a special prayer for rain, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. India’s monsoon rainfall was 43 percent below average in June, the weather office said, the weakest first month of the season in five years.

Amit Dave/Reuters

A Sadhu blows a conch shell as other Sadhus or Hindu holy men bathe on the banks of the Ganges river as people gather ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India.
Daniel BerehulakReportage By Getty Images/The New York Times

A Sadhu blows a conch shell as other Sadhus or Hindu holy men bathe on the banks of the Ganges river as people gather ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, India.

Daniel Berehulak
Reportage By Getty Images/The New York Times

Deist Last Supper

Deist Last Supper

The 14th Dalai Lama as a boy.

A search party was sent to locate the new incarnation when the boy who was to become the 14th was about two years old. It is said that, amongst other omens, the head of the embalmed body of the thirteenth Dalai Lama, at first facing south-east, had mysteriously turned to face the northeast—indicating the direction in which his successor would be found. The Regent, Reting Rinpoche, shortly afterwards had a vision at the sacred lake of Lhamo La-tso indicating Amdo as the region to search—specifically a one-story house with distinctive guttering and tiling. After extensive searching, the Thondup house, with its features resembling those in Reting’s vision, was finally found.

Thondup was presented with various relics, including toys, some of which had belonged to the 13th Dalai Lama and some of which had not. It was reported that he had correctly identified all the items owned by the previous Dalai Lama, exclaiming, “It’s mine! It’s mine!”

The 14th Dalai Lama as a boy.

A search party was sent to locate the new incarnation when the boy who was to become the 14th was about two years old. It is said that, amongst other omens, the head of the embalmed body of the thirteenth Dalai Lama, at first facing south-east, had mysteriously turned to face the northeast—indicating the direction in which his successor would be found. The RegentReting Rinpoche, shortly afterwards had a vision at the sacred lake of Lhamo La-tso indicating Amdo as the region to search—specifically a one-story house with distinctive guttering and tiling. After extensive searching, the Thondup house, with its features resembling those in Reting’s vision, was finally found.

Thondup was presented with various relics, including toys, some of which had belonged to the 13th Dalai Lama and some of which had not. It was reported that he had correctly identified all the items owned by the previous Dalai Lama, exclaiming, “It’s mine! It’s mine!”

Tlaloc -  god of rain, fertility, and water. He was a beneficent god who gave life and sustenance, but he was also feared for his ability to send hail, thunder, and lightning, and for being the lord of the powerful element of water.
Source: Wikipedia

Tlaloc -  god of rain, fertility, and water. He was a beneficent god who gave life and sustenance, but he was also feared for his ability to send hail, thunder, and lightning, and for being the lord of the powerful element of water.

Source: Wikipedia

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Tlaloc

HH:  Aztec diety

druidstone:

Tlaloc

HH:  Aztec diety

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A rare combination of ancient Hindu and Buddhist symbols: the solar disc, related to the deity Vishnu, the trident of Shiva, representing the unity of past, present and future, and the eightfold lotus, alluding to Enlightenment and the Path.

munan15:

A rare combination of ancient Hindu and Buddhist symbols: the solar disc, related to the deity Vishnu, the trident of Shiva, representing the unity of past, present and future, and the eightfold lotus, alluding to Enlightenment and the Path.

Kwannon meditating on human life . 
Oil on canvas, 1908.

For the Chen Dynasty empress whose Buddhist nun name was “Guanyin”, (or Kwannon) see Empress Shen Wuhua.

John LaFarge was very sensitive to all forms of spirituality and he was interested in Buddhism. He remained attached to Catholicism.
Kwannon meditating on human life . 
Oil on canvas, 1908.
For the Chen Dynasty empress whose Buddhist nun name was “Guanyin”, (or Kwannon) see Empress Shen Wuhua.

John LaFarge was very sensitive to all forms of spirituality and he was interested in Buddhism. He remained attached to Catholicism.

Monastery in Nyaungshwe in the Inle Lake region. (Photo by Arthur Teng)
From Burma’s Sacred Sites

Monastery in Nyaungshwe in the Inle Lake region. (Photo by Arthur Teng)

From Burma’s Sacred Sites

fusion

fusion

KUNG FU

Photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty shot these photos of monks practicing the ancient martial art of Kung Fu. Doing what they do takes amazing skill and mind-blowing strength! 

Eucenemical  Gathering - ecclesiastical dignitaries and theological experts convened
Representatives of 12 religions are seen praying together in the Piazza Inferiore of St. Francis during the World Day of Prayer for Peace, hosted by Pope John Paul II in Assisi, Italy, on October 27, 1986.

Eucenemical  Gathering - ecclesiastical dignitaries and theological experts convened

Representatives of 12 religions are seen praying together in the Piazza Inferiore of St. Francis during the World Day of Prayer for Peace, hosted by Pope John Paul II in Assisi, Italy, on October 27, 1986.