The wandering Huseng.

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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Post by Indrajala » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:00 pm

Here's Guangzhou and Shanghai photos thus far:

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

Post by Indrajala » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:58 pm

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.
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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Post by White Lotus » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:43 pm

very special.

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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Post by Indrajala » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:59 am

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:
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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Post by Mr. G » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:12 pm

Love the pics and the blog post!

Is the area in Japan where you are OK in light of recent developments?
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Post by Indrajala » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:33 pm

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.
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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Post by Mr. G » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:39 pm

Ugh, that's no good. Keep safe out there.
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Post by Indrajala » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:36 pm

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.
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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Post by kirtu » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:49 pm

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.

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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:19 pm

Now I have had a vicarious pilgrimage to the mystic East!

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Post by Indrajala » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:39 pm

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:
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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Post by catmoon » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:16 pm

Tnx Huseng. Btw I really like yer new avatar.
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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Post by plwk » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:39 am

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...

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Post by KathyLauren » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:55 am

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.

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Post by Indrajala » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:48 pm

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.
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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Post by conebeckham » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:09 pm

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!
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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Post by Indrajala » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:29 am

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:
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Post by Indrajala » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:53 am

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.
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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Post by Mr. G » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:15 pm

I like this pic with the cherry tree:

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Post by Indrajala » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:45 pm

Thanks. :smile:

It was quite crowded there.
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