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Tag : Asia

21 Feb 2013

Spinning the Dharma Wheel in Singapore

At a downtown Singapore Tibetan Buddhist Temple, a man spins a large prayer wheel with the aim of ridding bad karma. The temple is open 24 hours a day and you can often hear people chanting in the main hall. In the span of a short walk, Singapore is a wild mix of shops, restaurants, temples, mosques, churches, old buildings and modern high rises. It’s a really wild juxtaposition that borders on surreal. If you find yourself in Asia, it’s […]

14 Mar 2011

Japan's Tragedy

It is sad to witness, albeit remotely, the pain and loss due to the tragic events in Japan. My heart goes out to the survivors who have to grapple with shattered lives and total uncertainty. I have actually held off blogging for several days because it seemed odd to be talking about relatively trivial matters when such a horrible event was unfolding. As a personal note, a friend of mine, Kai, who lives in Canada, told me that his entire […]