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Three photos, two of the entrance, and one of people sitting and meditating beside the Bodhi Tree, an offspring of the tree beneath which the Buddha Awakened.
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Great Buddha Temple
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Great Buddha Temple
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Great Buddha Temple
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This is one of my favorite photos from India; a family asked me to pose with them in front of the Great Buddha Statue in Bodhgaya.
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Great Buddha Statue
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Several interesting photos here of the architecture and details, a group of young monks, and a man riding a camel!
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Temple
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Temple
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Temple Roof Detail
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Roof Detail
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Detail of door frame decorative painting
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Temple Door Frame
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Detail of lintel decorative painting
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Temple Lintel
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Young Monks at the monastery.
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Yong Monks
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Man riding a camel outside the temple
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Man Riding Camel
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A whimsical portrait of a tree with raised limbs that appear to be arms raised to greet the day, or the clouds! He resides on the Boise, Idaho, Greenbelt.
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Tree Greets The Day
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A rare sight, an owl hanging out on a branch of a tree in Veterans Memorial Park on the Boise Greenbelt, Boise Idaho.
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Owl on the Greenbelt
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The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic, Labor Day Weekend, first weekend in September, 2017, Ann Morrison Park, Boise, Idaho is an annual event attended by thousands of people. Families frequently come and picnic while watching the balloons liftoff and land.
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This is a series of eleven photos from the Balloon Classic.
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Hot Air Balloon Eclipse
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Hot Air Balloon Eclipse
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Hot Air Balloon
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Hot air balloon
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Hot Air Balloons
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Hot Air Balloons
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Hot Air Balloons
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Hot Air Balloons
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Hot Air Balloons
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Hot Air Balloons
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Hot Air Balloons
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Old trolley bridge turned foot-bridge over the Boise River, Boise, Idaho
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Old Trolley Bridge
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Thousands of people bring decorated baskets of food to the Varanasi ghats to thank Surya the Sun God for sustaining life. This is the only Vedic Festival dedicated to the sun.
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It was during this festival that I had the opportunity to perform the immersion ritual for purification. I immersed myself three times and, after the third time, I had a rather profound rebirthing experience!
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Chhath Festival, Ganges River, Varanasi, India
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Lakshmi Narayan Mandir in Delhi, India. The temple, dedicated to Vishnu and Lakshmi, was funded by the Birla family. There are many altar alcoves inside with pujaris (priests) offering blessings. (Narayan is another name for Vishnu.)
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Lakshmi Narayan Mandir Birla Temple
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Vishwanath Mandir or Hidden Shiva Temple in the village of Guptakashi (means Hidden Shiva) in the Himalayas, Rudraprayag District, Uttarakhand, India, is on the road to Kedarnath Temple.
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Vishwanath Shiva Temple, Guptakashi, India
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Ardhnareswar Temple on the right is in Guptakashi (Hidden Shiva) in the Himalayas, Rudraprayag District, Uttarakhand, India. Ardhanareshvara is dedicated to the half-man half-woman deity representing the merging of masculine and feminine, Shiva and Parvati.
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Ardhnareswar Temple beside Shiva Temple, Guptakashi, India
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