Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree / in empty hut (Photo req)

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Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree / in empty hut (Photo req)

Postby Paññāsikhara » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:39 am

Hello my friends,

I'm looking for a nice picture of a bhikkhu sitting in meditation beneath a tree or in an empty hut, to match up with that pointed and oft-repeated exhortation from the Teacher:

There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.

Preferably something with fairly high resolution, as one can always make the file size smaller, but cannot make the image sharper. I've had a little look around, but maybe knows some particular photo somewhere, maybe even of a bhikkhu that you know!

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree (Photo req)

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:56 am

How's this one, Venerable?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/studeeo/433369550/
He doesn't look like he's meditating to me, but he's got the location!
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Re: Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree (Photo req)

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:00 am

"One cannot step twice into the same river, nor can one grasp any mortal substance in a stable condition, but it scatters and again gathers; it forms and dissolves, and approaches and departs."

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Re: Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree (Photo req)

Postby Paññāsikhara » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:06 am

Ben wrote:How's this one, Venerable?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/studeeo/433369550/
He doesn't look like he's meditating to me, but he's got the location!
kind regards

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Nice!

9.5 /10 for the tree and structure underneath,
3 / 10 for the bhikkhu, who looks like he's chillin', more than yogin'.
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Re: Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree (Photo req)

Postby Paññāsikhara » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:08 am



Not bad.

A little too much bhikkhu for my requirements, however.
Need more tree (like the first one).

Thanks though.

I'm in no rush, so let's what others may have .... (he said hopefully ... :anjali: )
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Re: Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree / in empty hut (Photo req)

Postby piotr » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:02 am

Bhagavaṃmūlakā no, bhante, dhammā...
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Re: Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree / in empty hut (Photo req)

Postby Paññāsikhara » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:16 am

Thanks.

I recalled some photos from Vimutti, back home in NZ.
http://www.vimutti.org.nz/zenphoto/
and while browsing, noticed that this year's dhutanga was around the area where I grew up.
http://www.vimutti.org.nz/zenphoto/tudong2010/
If you are curious about the caption for one photo "Where Consciousness Departs", let me explain. This is the northern tip of NZ, and in Maori tradition, this is the place where the departed finally leave the land as they make north on their spiritual path after death. Hence the name.

:anjali:
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Re: Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree / in empty hut (Photo req)

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Re: Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree / in empty hut (Photo req)

Postby Viscid » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:45 pm

Paññāsikhara wrote:Thanks.

I recalled some photos from Vimutti, back home in NZ.
http://www.vimutti.org.nz/zenphoto/


Usually I'm not too keen on Buddhist statues, but I love this one:
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I guess it's because of the more western face. (Does that mean I am prejudiced? :thinking: )
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Re: Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree / in empty hut (Photo req)

Postby Ytrog » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:12 pm

I guess it's because of the more western face. (Does that mean I am prejudiced? :thinking: )

Well, I've heard that the tradition of making statues of The Buddha came from Greece anyway.

Maybe these photo's?:
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Sorry, not a hut and no tree :embarassed:
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Re: Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree / in empty hut (Photo req)

Postby Monkey Mind » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:17 pm

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Re: Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree / in empty hut (Photo req)

Postby Paññāsikhara » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:08 am

Nice.

I would prefer less bhikkhu and more tree / forest / cave / etc. :smile:
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Re: Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree / in empty hut (Photo req)

Postby suanck » Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:10 am

Paññāsikhara wrote:Nice.

I would prefer less bhikkhu and more tree / forest / cave / etc. :smile:


See this: http://budsas.110mb.com/mk/mekong97.htm

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Re: Bhikkhu meditating beneath tree / in empty hut (Photo req)

Postby pilgrim » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:23 pm

I always remember this pic of Bhikkhuni Tathaaloka.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_tfLwcGh2Cek/S ... itting.jpg
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