8 posts tagged monks
H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpche with his guru H.E. Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche at Bodhgaya.
Monk Chanting with Kittens “A monk chanting in a monastery near Nyuangshwe, Myanmar (Burma). I didn’t see the kittens at first - they only popped up when they heard the sound of my camera.” photographed by Rob Kroenert.
Thich Quang Duc
On June 11th 1963, Thích Quảng Đức, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, sat down in the middle of a busy intersection in Saigon, covered himself in gasoline and He then ignited a match, and set himself on fire. Đức burned to death in a matter of minutes, and he was immortalized in a famous photograph taken by a reporter who was in Vietnam in order to photograph the war. All those who saw this spectacle were taken by the fact that Duc did not make a sound while burning to death. Đức was protesting President Ngô Đình Diệm’s administration for oppressing the Buddhist religion.