Monday, December 18, 2006

Chuang Yen Monastery


October 14, 2006 - The monastery matched Autumn colors! I guess it was a monastery. There were monks there. I think Pure Land Buddhism is more devotional, so I'm under the impression that temples are more important than monasteries as far as the general public is concerned. Temples are where people go to worship, to express their devotion to something they don't feel they really need to understand. Monasteries are where people give up the world to dedicate themselves to practice. It's not just devotion, it's experiential.


I don't know what this building was. The colors were nice.

iTunes soundtrack:
1. She Said, She Said (The Beatles)
2. In the Flesh (Pink Floyd)
3. Someone to Die For (Belly)
4. Rhiannon (Fleetwood Mac)
5. The Bewlay Brothers (David Bowie)
6. The Stalker (Urge Overkill)
7. Ripples (Genesis)
8. Close My Eyes (Matisyahu)
9. Rock the Casbah (The Clash)
10. Wishlist (Pearl Jam)

2 comments:

joyce said...

i LOVE the colors of those trees!!!!

keauxgeigh said...

Autumn foliage is one reason I'm glad I'm shooting something in color. I've shot Autumn foliage in black and white, and . . . well, it wasn't the same.