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  Buddha the Living Way
By: Trimingham




 
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Author: Trimingham

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" Since Buddhism is apart of daily life for most of its adherents, it is, willy-nilly, entangled in the world, as a lotus grows out of mud," Pico Iyer writes in the essay that accompanies deForest W. Trimingham's remarkable photographs of the places where Buddhism is practiced today. Timingham traveled to remote regions of Tibet, where tattered prayer flags hang tangled on cude poles in lonely Himalyan mountain passes, as well as to a Shambhala center in Colorado, where American Buddhists practice Zen archery. He has visited some of the most beautiful places in the world- the temple compound in of Pagan in Burma, ninth century shrines in Java, a meditaion garden near Kyoto. His photographs cap[ture the essence of Buddhist life in all its diversity,"in part," Pico Iyer wites, " because they are so inescapably human, even with their lyricism, and in part because so many of them spin like mandala with all the whirling energies of Buddhist devotion, its red and golds, its glowing statues, its ornately crafted doorways, that seem to open onto a world of candles and sutras and scroll paintings teeming with forces both wrathful and benign." The book was conceived to be read like a Buddhist scroll. But even if the reader starts in the middle or at some completely arbitrary point, he will geta sens of the serene heart of Buddhism-OM, the universal hum of all and nothing.

Buddha the Living Way , deForest Trimingham / Pico Iyer, Random House, Hardcover, 11" x 9.5", 206pp, $35.00

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