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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:00 pm
by Indrajala
Here's Guangzhou and Shanghai photos thus far:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... 1bacfb7c89" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:58 pm
by Indrajala
Nara + Todaiji photos here:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... c34b2fbd4b" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

See a small description here:

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... ai-ji.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;




Koyasan photos here:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2 ... 8c85e7c7e1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

After two months of travel I am finished for now.

I learned an immense amount things and had a lot of personal insights along the way. Travel is good for the soul.

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:43 pm
by White Lotus
very special.

White Lotus.

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:59 am
by Indrajala
Here is part I of my brief account of my travels.

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... art-i.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I think it'll come to maybe three parts, maybe four. Maybe not so brief. :shrug:

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:12 pm
by Mr. G
Love the pics and the blog post!

Is the area in Japan where you are OK in light of recent developments?

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:33 pm
by Indrajala
mr. gordo wrote:Love the pics and the blog post!

Is the area in Japan where you are OK in light of recent developments?
Tokyo is in danger if the nuclear plant in Fukushima blows sky high.

More likely water being contaminated with radiation is more likely. It already happened. They said don't give tap water to infants.

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:39 pm
by Mr. G
Ugh, that's no good. Keep safe out there.

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:36 pm
by Indrajala
Part II of the travel account is up now:

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... rt-ii.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This one has a lot of photos and running commentary. Includes Varanasi, Sarnath and Kushinagar.

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:49 pm
by kirtu
mr. gordo wrote:Love the pics and the blog post!
:woohoo: :rolling: :applause:
Huseng wrote:Tokyo is in danger if the nuclear plant in Fukushima blows sky high.
Well it can't result in a nuclear detonation. Although the fire in the cooling tank was really scary ..... and seawater contamination in not happy ..... but most of that is radioactive iodine so we can calculate the return to safe levels .....
More likely water being contaminated with radiation is more likely. It already happened. They said don't give tap water to infants.
Filter and purify the water. But now with some of these reported radiation levels the water itself has to be tested to see if it has possibly become hydrogen peroxide.

Kirt

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:19 pm
by Nicholas Weeks
Now I have had a vicarious pilgrimage to the mystic East!

Many prostrations to the generous Jeffrey :bow: :bow: :bow:

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:39 pm
by Indrajala
Part III of the travel account is up.

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... t-iii.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This entry deals exclusively with Lumbini. I had a lot to say about it and many photos. :smile:

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:16 pm
by catmoon
Tnx Huseng. Btw I really like yer new avatar.

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:39 am
by plwk
Tnx Huseng. Btw I really like yer new avatar.
Alas...it's not a cat... :tongue:

The pics from India reminds me of my private pilgrimage to the Buddhist Circuit back in Aug last year...very memorable...

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:55 am
by KathyLauren
Huseng wrote:Part III of the travel account is up.

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... t-iii.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This entry deals exclusively with Lumbini. I had a lot to say about it and many photos. :smile:
Great pics, Huseng!

Way back when I was there, it was quite undeveloped - just the ancient ruins. We heard of plans to develop it, but did not know if they would ever happen, or if they would be tastefully done. It is nice to see monastic presence there from the various traditions.

Om mani padme hum
Keith

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:48 pm
by Indrajala
Part IV is up now:

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... rt-iv.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This details my travels to and around Kathmandu.

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:09 pm
by conebeckham
Just spent some time reading and looking at the pics....wonderful trip. I haven't been to Kathmandu in more than a decade. Gotta get back there to Boudha, what a special place that is.

Thanks for the links, very inspiring to read!

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:29 am
by Indrajala
Next entry is up.

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... ale-v.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This details my stay in China. I didn't really go too many places. I stuck around Shanghai for awhile not doing much pilgrim-related activities. My friends looked after me. Staying and talking to them I learned a lot about modern China.

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Though I didn't detail it in the entry, while in Shanghai I was invited to the launch party for the game Alice 2 by American McGee. It was interesting attending a party full of video game producers. What's funny though is the bar was Buddhist themed. They had statues and siddham characters all over the walls. Maitreya Buddha patiently watched all the drunkards. :smile:

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:53 am
by Indrajala
Last part:

http://huayanzang.blogspot.com/2011/04/ ... le-vi.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This details Nara and Koyasan. The last places I visited. :smile:

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Next place I want to visit is Mount Kailash. It is a costly trip what with permits to get into Tibet and so on, but in the future I would like to go.

I think a tour of the many temples in Sri Lanka and SE Asia would be good, too.

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:15 pm
by Mr. G
I like this pic with the cherry tree:

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:smile:

Re: The wandering Huseng.

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:45 pm
by Indrajala
Thanks. :smile:

It was quite crowded there.