Ruby-Eye Buddha/Shwedagon Pagoda

Casual conversation between friends. Anything goes (almost).
User avatar
buddhaflower
Posts: 178
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:50 pm

Ruby-Eye Buddha/Shwedagon Pagoda

Postby buddhaflower » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:30 pm

Dear Members,

Today my dear dhamma brother 'Dr.Han Tan' will go to visit his son in Yangon, Burma and he promises to pray to the most respected Ruby-Eye Buddha/The shwedagon Pagoda for me and all SD and JTN Group. So please let me show you all the pictures:

Ruby-Eye Buddha
Image

Shwedagon Pagoda
Image

************ :anjali:

plwk
Posts: 2933
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:41 am

Re: Ruby-Eye Buddha/Shwedagon Pagoda

Postby plwk » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:42 pm

Women are not allowed in right? And men must get a special pass on restricted days right? Sigh :rolleye:

User avatar
buddhaflower
Posts: 178
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:50 pm

Re: Ruby-Eye Buddha/Shwedagon Pagoda

Postby buddhaflower » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:36 pm

plwk wrote:Women are not allowed in right? And men must get a special pass on restricted days right? Sigh :rolleye:


Dear plwk,

That's what I used to know, but this is year 2012...may be things in Burma about women change...when my friend/his wife/daughter come back I'll ask them..and report to you..ok?

************** :namaste:

User avatar
kirtu
Former staff member
Posts: 5139
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:29 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD

Re: Ruby-Eye Buddha/Shwedagon Pagoda

Postby kirtu » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:45 pm

WOW! Thank-you so much! While I have seen pictures of the pagoda all my life I have never before seen the Buddha image from the pagoda.

:namaste:

Kirt
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

User avatar
buddhaflower
Posts: 178
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:50 pm

Re: Ruby-Eye Buddha/Shwedagon Pagoda

Postby buddhaflower » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:23 am

kirtu wrote:WOW! Thank-you so much! While I have seen pictures of the pagoda all my life I have never before seen the Buddha image from the pagoda.

:namaste:

Kirtu

Dear Kirt....Please look here!

Buddha statues at Shwedagon
Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

All beautiful ??******** :heart: :anjali:

plwk
Posts: 2933
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:41 am

Re: Ruby-Eye Buddha/Shwedagon Pagoda

Postby plwk » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:58 am

Seriously, at times I can't tell too much of a difference between Thai & Burmese Vihara design and architecture except for some noticeable small differences but the Buddha rupas are an instant giveaways...

User avatar
kirtu
Former staff member
Posts: 5139
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:29 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD

Re: Ruby-Eye Buddha/Shwedagon Pagoda

Postby kirtu » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:32 am

buddhaflower wrote:
kirtu wrote:WOW! Thank-you so much!

Dear Kirt....Please look here!

Buddha statues at Shwedagon
Image
....


WOW! I'm speechless!
:woohoo: :applause: :jumping: :namaste:

Kirt
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
Posts: 2450
Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:23 pm
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact:

Re: Ruby-Eye Buddha/Shwedagon Pagoda

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:59 pm

Beautiful photos! I especially like the Maha Bodhi replica in the background at the Shwedagon complex.

User avatar
Sherab Dorje
Former staff member
Posts: 11572
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 9:27 pm
Location: Greece

Re: Ruby-Eye Buddha/Shwedagon Pagoda

Postby Sherab Dorje » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:06 pm

Thank you for sharing those pictures with us. They are beautiful!
:namaste:
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

User avatar
buddhaflower
Posts: 178
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:50 pm

Re: Ruby-Eye Buddha/Shwedagon Pagoda

Postby buddhaflower » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:02 pm

plwk wrote:Women are not allowed in right? And men must get a special pass on restricted days right? Sigh :rolleye:


Dear plwk,
You're so right!...Burma never changes...and this is my dear friend's message:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JourneyTo ... sage/10306

Buddhaflower :heart: :anjali:

plwk
Posts: 2933
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:41 am

Re: Ruby-Eye Buddha/Shwedagon Pagoda

Postby plwk » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:25 pm

When you become a Samma Sambuddha buddhaflower, may no sentient beings experience discrimination and restriction :namaste:

User avatar
kirtu
Former staff member
Posts: 5139
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:29 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD

Re: Ruby-Eye Buddha/Shwedagon Pagoda

Postby kirtu » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:15 pm

Shwedagon Pagoda 1 from 50years50countries
Shwedagon Pagoda 2 from 50years50countries
Nine Wonders of the Shwedagon Pagoda presumably in Myanmar, subtitled in English
Shwedagon Pagoda, about 1/2 day and 1/2 night (10 mins)
Another beautiful video of Shwedagon Pagoda beginning with an aerial overview. With a Buddhist song in Myanmar.
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

User avatar
kirtu
Former staff member
Posts: 5139
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:29 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD

Re: Ruby-Eye Buddha/Shwedagon Pagoda

Postby kirtu » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:47 pm

More unique views of Shwedagon Pagoda, this is a German video mostly shot during the day.
Overview of the layout of the Shwedagon Pagoda complex
An hours in-depth excursion through the Shwedagon Pagoda complex. All in Myanmar.
Inside Shwedagon Pagoda with still more unique shots of the complex.

... and several more amazing videos on Youtube.

Kirt
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

User avatar
kirtu
Former staff member
Posts: 5139
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:29 pm
Location: Baltimore, MD

Re: Ruby-Eye Buddha/Shwedagon Pagoda

Postby kirtu » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:19 pm

Shwedagon Pagoda from Vimeo

phpBB [video]
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche


Return to “Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 31 guests