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VIETNAM 2013 #26

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
The monastery at Vam Ray Pagoda is a low and attractive pale coloured building. The living quarters are as expected: austere and basic (V2).

Theravada Buddhism teaches that enlightenment comes entirely through one's own efforts, without help from gods or other outside forces.

The primary means of realizing enlightenment in the Theravada tradition is through Vipassana meditation. Vipassana emphasizes disciplined self-observation of body and thoughts and how they interconnect.

Tags: Vietnam Mekong delta Landscape and travel TRA VINH PROVINCE CHUA VAM RAY PAGODA KHMER KROM THERAVADA BUDDHISM HAM GIANG HAM TAM COMMUNE TRA CU DISTRICT MONKS’S LIVING QUARTERS

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S_Psharma 6 1 India
19 Jun 2013 10:31AM
V2 is an excellent image lighting in the picture is very nice.

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NaturesHaven 7 283 6 England
19 Jun 2013 10:34AM
My brother is a Buddhist monk in Thailand.............so I can relate to this image.............GrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
7 411 6 Australia
19 Jun 2013 10:41AM
Great images again
19 Jun 2013 4:46PM
V2 excellent lighting,one place I would like to go to..Lin
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
19 Jun 2013 4:58PM
Excellent images Jean-Noel.GrinGrinGrin
Ron
tomcat 13 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 6:27PM
Amazing how all this managed to survive, during the conflicts

Adrian
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
19 Jun 2013 8:06PM
You have so many interesting pictures to show us

Peter
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
19 Jun 2013 8:52PM
Interesting thoughts about the Theravada--Thank you!
Mike_Smith Plus
12 576 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2013 9:33PM
Two good shots and interesting information

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