Beautiful Contemplation

Beautiful Contemplation

Theravada Buddhism..words just cannot do such an amazing way of life justice. Last week we visited the Kao Tao Temple (Turtle Mountain), and experienced first hand the supreme impact that Thai buddhism has on their everyday life. It’s interwoven into the very fabric of their culture, and it makes the Thai all the better for it. There  is a fatalist viewpoint that is unspoken here, in that you simply accept the life that is given to you and cherish it for the lessons it presents. Be compassionate, kind and welcoming to those around you. Build the light of your karma and be rewarded in the next life…there’s so much more to that and I can’t quite cover all the wonderful experiences I’ve had with Buddhists in the past week. Check out the gallery on this post and be inspired.

More photos to come at some point of Thai Buddhism.

More Boats
Prayer Incense
Prayer incense
Offerings to Buddga
Finding a fortune

Many many candles
Fortune Sticks
Sometimes offers are strange

Prayer Incense
Theravada Buddga
Celebrating a tree
Prayer Incense
Boats outside the temple
Entrance to the temple
More of the village
The inlet to the sea
Caves within the temple
Just an awesome birdcage
Prayer Area
Prayer area
Prayer Incense
Inner Sanctum
Outside of the temple
At least a 40ft buddha
Sacred Trees
Please note the small figure in the lower left's that huge.
Steps to pray
Small fishing village
Chinese Buddha
A shrine and donation area

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