The Making of Prayer Hats for Ramadan - looks like a thriving business.
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!”
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.
HH: Aztec diety
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.
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!