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You can spend hours and hours browsing the net finding wonderful pictures related to whatever you like – and Buddhism is no exception. So you can do that for yourself. This gallery is therefore not a collection of particularly beautiful pictures, but more of a slightly quirky and very personal ragbag.

If you want more of a “feast”, do have a look at my Kathmandu travelogue from the spring of 2017. It’s over on Pica Pica.

Pictures, then! Thousands and thousands of people have a picture with HH Dalai Lama. Even murderers have ’em, so it’s not a big deal, but it’s still really nice to have!

Sarah, some guy, me, HHDL

 

Now here is my first teacher, Lama Chime Rinpoche, at the House Garden Party.

Chime Rinpoche, ca. 1980

 

Dudjom Rinpoche, at that time head of the Nyingma school. I’m fairly sure I got the picture in London in 1976.

 

Dudjom Rinpoche

The great Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso came and taught on the Heart Sutra in Birmingham. This was definitely 1980 – he was quite young then!

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso, Birmingham, 1980

 

Another teacher of great importance to me – Ato Rinpoche. The box contains a statue of Dorje Chang that had just been filled and blessed.

Me, box, Ato Rinpoche. Late 90s? Not sure.

A lot of what I practice these days came from Karma Lhundup. No, I can’t explain why my hand is on my shoulder.

With Karma Lhundup, July 2008

 

While in Oz, we also got to meet the well-known Khandro Thrinlay Chodon and the really quite famous Tenzin Palmo. Sorry about my double chin. It’s actually a pretty bad picture all round, as close flash so often is.

With Khandro Thrinlay Chodon and Tenzin Palmo

This one is just a favourite – a figurine, wooden if I remember correctly, of Karma Pakshi. It is (or at any rate was) on the shrine at Marpa House in Essex.

Karma Pakshi, wooden figurine

Just because it speaks to me: a pilgrimage site – Naropa’s cave at Pashupatinath, Kathmandu. I’ll tell you about it sometime!

Naropa’s cave at Pashupatinath

Finally, not to be too serious, here’s me on the Great Wall of China in 1992. I took the T-shirt specially for this picture, as I used to play in that band very occasionally.

On the Great Wall of China, 1992