Month: October 2019

  • Excavated ancient Buddha statue being restored

    The torso and head of a Buddha statue that was excavated by Apsara Authority’s archaeologists in the Tup Khang Lech temple area in Angkor Thom, Siem Reap are being kept in Nara Institute for restoration. Nara Institute archaeologist Sok Keo Sovannara, who was completing repairs at the temple’s site, said on Tuesday that parts of […]

  • Scroll depicting early life of Buddha goes on display for first time

    Burmese manuscript is among 120 items at British Library exhibition exploring Buddhism A vibrantly coloured 19th-century Burmese illustrated manuscript has gone on public display for the first time as part of a major exhibition exploring Buddhism. The British Library is putting more than 120 items on display for a show, opening to the public on […]

  • How to Invoke the Medicine Buddha

    by David Michie| David Michie teaches us a healing meditation to purify karma and cultivate well-being. It is no coincidence that the words “medication” and “meditation” are only one letter different. They both come from the same Latin root word, medeor, meaning “to heal or to make whole.” In the West, our medical focus is […]

  • Ancient ‘Lost City’ of Khmer Empire Rediscovered Hidden Under The Cambodian Jungle

    PETER DOCKRILL Scientists have rediscovered an ancient city of the Khmer Empire, hidden for centuries by the lush jungle topography of modern-day Cambodia. Mahendraparvata, sometimes dubbed the ‘lost city of Cambodia’, was an early capital city of the Khmer Empire, a Hindu-Buddhist regime of Southeast Asia that lasted from the 9th to 15th centuries of […]

  • Bodhisattva statue unearthed

    The Apsara National Authority technical team uncovered a sandstone statue of a Bodhisattva while carrying out excavation work at the east entrance of the Ta Nei temple on October 8. The team was trying to find the temple’s roof stone, which had fallen into a pile of stones in land covered with anthills. Ta Nei […]