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A La Carte (March 13)

Crossway has just released the ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible, and Westminster Books already has it on sale. Today’s Kindle deals include several books by Paul Washer as well as a few others. No Private Matter I appreciate this look at social media debate and conversation. “Surely this speaks to the social media debates and debacles which have become so much a part of what Christians are saying and then restating via retweets and shares. Could there be room for those w...
Tags: Instagram, California, China, Africa, Blogging, Italy, Christ, A La Carte, Buddhist, Chung, Birmingham England, InterVarsity, Westminster Books, Randy Alcorn, Paul Washer, Gabriele

We tried the 1,250-calorie survival bar that powered Colin O'Brady's record-shattering 932-mile solo journey across Antarctica

Colin O'Brady recently became the first person to cross Antarctica alone, unaided by kites or resupplies. In his sled of food and gear, he brought a special nutrition bar called a Colin Bar. He ate 4,000 calories worth of the stuff every day.  We tasted the bar and found it impressively palatable, but it had some strange flavors. When American adventurer Colin O'Brady set out to become the first human to cross Antarctica alone, unaided by resupply or any wind-gathering kite, he knew a specia...
Tags: Instagram, US, Trends, Antarctica, Manhattan, Greenland, Buddhist, Brady, Power Bar, Colin O Brady, Colin Bars, Standard Process, Jenna Besaw, Peter Kotecki, O Brady Standard Process, Colin Bar

10 Buddhist koans, and why understanding them is pointless

Koans are one of the most meaningful practices in Zen Buddhism.Usually translated as "nonsensical," the sentences have much greater purpose. Breaking beyond concepts in meditation is a driving factor of the koan. None Humans like to know what a sentence means. Sometimes we'll go to great lengths to derive meaning from a group of words. More often than not, however, we'll take the easiest possible route to understanding; the less neurologically taxing, the better. This opens the door to misunder...
Tags: Instagram, China, India, Meditation, Mindfulness, Language, Innovation, Philosophy, Buddhism, Personal Growth, Derek, Buddha, Zen Buddhism, Buddhist, Watts, Buddhas

This Week in Photography Books: Griggs & Kwiatkowski

  Everything is connected. I believe that’s true. I often write of my Jewish-American heritage, but like many American Jews, I’m quite taken with Buddhism. And that idea of Inter-being, or Interconnectedness, is a core tenet of Buddhist philosophy. Growing up in the age of secular Enlightenment, it’s been hard for me to accept the pure faith that religion requires. Especially as a Jew who doesn’t keep Kosher, or dress like one of the Orthodox in a black suit, I never felt like I measured up to t...
Tags: Photography, France, Iraq, Kung Fu, Ukraine, Colombia, Malaysia, Andy, Photography Books, Malaysian Airlines, Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddha, Tom, Buddhist, Inter, Art Institute of Chicago

Ningyo kanshasai: the last rites for dolls

Dolls sometimes have a very visible role in Japanese culture, such as on Girls’ Day (Hinamatsuri), when they are shown both at home, and in public. There are the far more common kokeshi too. So, with this in mind, it’s perhaps not surprising that they are considered more important than other toys or ornaments. Similarly, after being a treasured companion during a child’s upbringing, or on display in the home for many years, simply throwing them away when they aren’t wanted anymore is hard for a ...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Religion, Culture, Tokyo, Buddhist, Meiji Shrine

The best coffee experiences

Coffee makes the world go round. It’s the second most consumed beverage after tea (third if you count water, but that’s not really fair), and nearly every country has its own way of preparing and drinking it. Even small towns have a place or two that sells $4 cups these days. And while coffee knowledge has percolated down from the most serious coffee fans to the average Joe looking for a cup of Joe, especially in the top coffee cities, there are some coffee-related activities that take things...
Tags: Travel, Coffee, Instagram, Jack Nicholson, Thailand, Hawaii, Italy, Portugal, Ethiopia, Morgan Freeman, Bangkok, Joe, Big Island, All, Addis Ababa, Around The World In Coffees

The best cooking classes in Thailand

From the scents of the street markets to the complex flavors of the curries and soups that form the heart of Thai cuisine, a trip to Thailand leaves a lasting impression on travelers’ senses. For those who want a deeper immersion into the culinary magic of Thai cuisine than simply trying all the street food they can ingest, a cooking class is the way to go. From tofu to fruit carving to a class combining cooking skills with Thai massage techniques, there’s something for everyone — even vegans...
Tags: Travel, Food, Instagram, Thailand, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Koh Samui, Buddhist, Thai Cooking, Cooking Classes Thailand, Thai Cooking Class, Siam Carving Academy Students, Sompon, Island Organics, Tatiana Grozetskaya Shutterstock

Buddhist monks in the Himalayas get ready for winter – in pictures

About 5,500m (18,000ft) above sea level in the Indian Himalayas sits the Tangyud Gompa Buddhist monastery, where snow can leave the monks in complete isolation for seven months a year. The monks and residents of the nearby village of Komik, said to be Asia’s highest, are already stocking up for winter – and praying. Continue reading...
Tags: Asia, Photography, India, Religion, World news, South and Central Asia, Himalayas, Buddhism, Buddhist, Indian Himalayas, Tangyud Gompa Buddhist, Komik

Why to visit Bhutan for its people

Even if you don’t recognize the Kingdom of Bhutan by name, you’ve definitely seen pictures of it. The landlocked South Asian country between China, Tibet, and India straddles some epic Himalayan mountains, and the scenery is some of the most photographed in the world. While the landscape is truly spectacular, most people would struggle to list a single other feature of the country; its culture, politics, and people are almost always overlooked in favor of lush green hills, snow-capped peaks...
Tags: Travel, Photography, India, Earth, Bhutan, Bosnia, Bhutanese Happiness, Buddhist, Herzegovina, Sonam, Tenzin, Kingdom of Bhutan, China Tibet, Daniel James, Leavenworth Wa, Haa

Uncommon Places to Visit Around Kuala Lumpur

Have you ever wanted to do something out of the ordinary out of Kuala Lumpur? Something really off the beaten path? Well, you are in luck as Kuala Lumpur does have some uncommon places worth visiting.  Kuala Lumpur or KL as it is commonly called, sits in the middle of the Klang Valley, which is the core of Selangor. As you may already know the regular touristic or Instagram worthy places, this list takes you to the next level.  Getting to some of the places mentioned here requires you t...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Klia, Sepang, Buddha, Buddhist, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Klang Valley, David Jr, Kuala Selangor, Batu, Tanjung Sepat, Off the Beaten Path

Canon Discontinues Last Film Camera

Canon Camera has quietly announced that it has "decided to end sales" of its last available film camera, the once pro-level EOS-1v. As I understand it (as explained to me by a high level Canon employee a long time ago), when a camera company decides to keep a "legacy" product in stock, what happens is that one last large run is made, and then the product is sold out of NOS (new old stock), with the outflow regulated by gradually raising the price. With demand ebbing at the same time price is ri...
Tags: Photography, Wikipedia, Old, Cameras, Canon, Michael Johnston, Buddhist, Phil, Michael C Johnston, Nos, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Canon Camera, Film and Darkroom, Amazon UKAmazon Germany, Precision Optical Industry Co Ltd

This Week in Photography Books: Barbara Diener

  Nobody likes a know-it-all. It’s the reason some people hated Barack Obama so much. (Including my own aunts and uncles.) Obama was so confident in his intelligence, so suave in his mojo, that he never really thought to mask either. Some people, insecure though they may be, find that sort of attitude arrogant, and the use of mental acumen as “professorial.” (Despite the fact that being a professor is a high-status job, the term is normally used as a pejorative.) Arsene Wenger, the legendary Ars...
Tags: Photography, Obama, Congress, Germany, America, Barack Obama, Indianapolis, Chicago, New York Times, Arsene Wenger, Arsene, Illinois, Santa Fe, Subaru, Sacha Baron Cohen, Dad

Destinations out of cell phone range

Over a decade ago , two Steves — Jobs and Wozniak, that is — blew the collective mind of our generation by democratizing the smartphone. Today, we consider it normal to walk around with some of the most advanced technology available tucked into our back pockets, constantly connected to our friends, family, and complete strangers (AKA “followers”). While most of us can agree that putting down our phones every once in a while is beneficial, it’s hard to ignore the allure of dinging messages and ...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, India, West Virginia, Canada, United States, Chile, Patagonia, Central African Republic, Himalayas, John, British Columbia, Bhutan, Indian Ocean, All, Rocky Mountains

PHOTO: Water Fights during Songkran in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thai New Year is celebrated with a four or five day holiday that falls in mid-April each year. The holiday, known as Songkran, is celebrated throughout Thailand, but Songkran in Chiang Mai is celebrated with true abandon. Festivities kick off at 6 a.m. at Thapae Gate, where Buddhist monks offer a blessing and join an alms-giving procession. Residents and visitors line the plaza, eager to place a gift of food, drink, or flowers into the alms bowls of the monks. These offerings are transporte...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Thailand, Cultural Travel, Chiang Mai, Buddhist, Chiang Mai Thailand, Songkran, Thapae Gate

Myanmar group blasts Zuckerberg’s claim on Facebook hate speech prevention

It’s becoming common to say that Mark Zuckerberg is coming under fire, but the Facebook CEO is again being questioned, this time over a recent claim that Facebook’s internal monitoring system is able to thwart attempts to use its services to incite hatred. Speaking to Vox, Zuckerberg used the example of Myanmar, where he claimed Facebook had successfully rooted out and prevented hate speech through a system that scans chats inside Messenger. In this case, Messenger had been used to send me...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Pinterest, Instagram, Congress, Australia, Southeast Asia, US, Tech, Philippines, Facebook Messenger, Bangladesh, Un

PHOTO: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep by Night in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai, Thailand. According to legend, a monk from the Sukhothai Kingdom dreamed that he would find a relic of the Buddha in Pang Cha. The monk dug at the site he was shown in his dream and found what was believed to be the shoulder bone of Buddha. Said to have mystical powers, the bone was placed on the back of a rare white elephant, which was let loose to wander. The elephant... The post PHOTO: Wat Phra That Doi...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Thailand, Cultural Travel, Chiang Mai, Buddha, Buddhist, Chiang Mai Thailand, Doi Suthep, Suthep, Sukhothai Kingdom, Buddha Said

Toughest female adventurers

Women are bold , strong, and courageous as hell, but too often, our achievements have gone ignored. While they aren’t commonly taught about in history classes, here are six female travelers whose stories absolutely deserve to be known. They weren’t just some of the toughest women adventurers of their time, they were some of the most amazing adventurers — period. For more stories about rad women through history, check out @womenadventurers on Facebook and Instagram. 1. Isabella Bird (1831-1904...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Japan, UK, Tibet, Instagram, Katniss Everdeen, France, US, America, Nasa, Chicago, United States, Sierra Leone, Idaho

Respectful Travel & Why It’s More Important Than You May Think

A few months ago, a couple of guys (henceforth referred to as morons) were arrested in Thailand for undressing in front of a sacred temple. They were duly detained, held for a week and then promptly deported. They had faced jail time and, frankly, they probably should have been more severely punished. Anyone who has spent any amount of time in Southeast Asia knows well that local residents treat temples and other religious centers with incredible reverence and respect and, in turn, how importan...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Mexico, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Paris, Epcot, Luang Prabang, Top Travel Tips, Buddhist, Andes

Wednesday’s Photos of the Day and Viral Videos

United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin looses her balance as she speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women’s World Cup giant slalom at the Kronplatz resort, in San Vigilio di Marebbe, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati) Members of Shwet Ashw, the motorcycle display team of the Indian army, perform during rehearsals for Indian Republic Day celebrations, in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. India celebrates Republic Day on Jan 26. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi) A man...
Tags: Photos, News, Germany, Russia, India, Los Angeles, Sport, European Union, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Beijing, Czech Republic, Soccer, United States

This Week in Photography Books: TBW Books Subscription Series No. 5

  Taos is a famously spiritual place. Our mountain is sacred, and considered one of the world’s energy vortices, if you believe that sort of thing. So people around here are pretty open to seeing the hand of fate, rather than ascribing any and all oddities to coincidence and chance. As such, last summer, I chose to take a different route home, which I never do, and drove past my former Kung Fu teacher, walking a dog with a little girl by his side. (I hadn’t seen him in years.) Not believing it w...
Tags: Photography, Kung Fu, Rob, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Photography Books, Buddhist, Chun, Friedlander, Taos, Oaktown, Lee Friedlander, Mike Mandel, Paul Schiek, TBW Books, Mike Mandel Susan Meiselas Bill Burke

The Best Work I saw at the Filter Festival: Part 2

  This might seem like a long story, but bear with me. Back in the Spring, as I walked across Central Park with Patrice, a gray-robed Chinese monk stepped into my path, reached out, grabbed my hand, and put a wooden-beaded bracelet on it. He was quick, like a Shaolin monk, before I could think to refuse. So I said thanks, reached into my pocket and gave him a dollar. I turned to walk away, but in highly broken English, he pointed to his list, and showed me the previous person had given him $20. ...
Tags: Photography, Better Call Saul, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, Arkansas, Arizona, Working, Baltimore, Santa Fe, Stockholm, Central Park, Portfolio Review, Susan, Buddhist, Art Institute

Kanagawa Tourism at Matta Fair

If you did not already know, Kanagawa is one of the up and coming destinations in Japan to visit for 2018. This is because it is located closest to Tokyo and is one of the very interesting places in Japan which many do not know about.  When you talk about Japan, most people will tell you about Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hokkaido or Nagoya as places they have visited. But very few will tell you to go to Kanagawa, and sometimes we wonder why. Could it be that there is not enough information about ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Japan, Featured, Instagram, Unesco, Doraemon, Tokyo, Onsen, Buddhist, Kawasaki, David Jr, JNTO, Nagoya, Yokohama, Mount Fuji

Meet the Team: The Many Faces of Nomadic Matt

From tech and coding to design to fixing bugs getting readers books when downloads fail to scheduling social media or running the forums, it takes a village to run this website. I simply couldn’t run the website, write, travel, eat, sleep, or anything in between if I didn’t have the support and help of an amazing group of people – and I think it’s time you formally met them all! So, without further ado, here’s team Nomadic Matt: Erica Erica has been working for me for over three and a half y...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, London, Sweden, Taylor Swift, Instagram, Interviews, Australia, NYC, Boston, Virginia, Russia, Qatar

Personal Projects: Eric Meola

The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own.  I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before.  In this new revised thread, I’ll include a link to each personal project with the artist statement so you can see more of the project. Please note: This thread is not affiliated with any company; I’m just featuring projects that I find.  Please DO NOT send me your w...
Tags: Photography, Colorado, America, New Mexico, Personal Project, Buddhist, Great Plains, Suzanne Sease, The Martin Agency, Kaplan Thaler Capital One Best, Eric Meola, Oklahoma Kansas Nebraska, Dakotas Wyoming Montana Texas

Erin Mulvehill’s Eerie Underwater Portraits Are Stunning

Underwater photography can be quite a risky and complicated one with all those extra pieces of protection for gear, model/s and the photographer. But, Erin Mulvehill creates incredible underwater effects using studio lights and other materials in her own studio. Erin is a photographer from New York, who was born in October 1988 near Lake Ontario. She began taking photographs and writing from an early age as a way to remember and preserve moments. Erin says, “I have always been fixated on the bea...
Tags: Photography, New York, London, Manhattan, Lake Ontario, Erin, Cool Photos, Mamiya, Buddhist, Syracuse University, Newhouse School, Lower East, Erin Mulvehill, Erin Mulvehill Erin

photo essay tribute women in Nepal

My time in Nepal I SPENT ALMOST SIX MONTHS in Nepal last year and achieved a lifelong dream of going to Everest Base Camp and sleeping in a tent on the Khumbu Glacier. Kathmandu has its own special charm and is equal parts chaotic, dusty, and loud. If at first, I felt overwhelmed, I soon came to embrace the cultural differences. As a solo traveler, I was able to better immerse myself in the culture and everyday life of Kathmandu, getting to know people and becoming friends. The presences of w...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Tibet, Women, Culture, Nepal, Gender Equality, Kathmandu, Photo Essay, Portraits, All, Buddhist, Kristin Conard, Everest Base Camp, Alex Scola, Nepalese

PHOTO: Archeological Excavations of Ancient Buddhist Monasteries in Sarnath, India

Click on title to view photo in large format. After his enlightenment, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha traveled to Sarnath, a village near Varanasi, India. There he shared the Dharma (teaching) with his closest disciples for the first time. He explained the four noble truths that became the foundation for the philosophy we now know as Buddhism. By the seventh century AD, more than 3,000 monks were living in Buddhist monasteries in Sarnath. The community thrived until the 12th century, when Turkis...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, India, Culture, Cultural Travel, Buddhist, Varanasi India, Sarnath, Monasteries, Sarnath India, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

Photography Inspiration, Mantras and Some Great Tuts

It might be the weekend, but there are still plenty of wonderful photography stories and tuts worth taking a look at. These will keep you busy for you Sunday, but don’t forget to go out and shoot! var lc_id=3910-0; 10 Tips How to Find Inspiration in Photography and Life Dear friend, Here is how I find inspiration for my photography and life: First of all, I think you can find inspiration anywhere. You can find inspiration in a child walking for the first… ...
Tags: Photography, News, Sony, Iceland, Nikon, Anthony, Lightroom, Antarctic, Buddhist, Shiva, Time Life, GFX, Jonathan Bj, Anthony Morganti, GFX Sony

PHOTO: Mahabodhi Temple, the Most Important Buddhist Pilgrimage Site in the World

Click on title to view photo in large format. Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, India, is the most important Buddhist pilgrimage site in the world. The original temple that stood upon this site in Bodh Gaya was erected by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C. to mark the spot where Buddha attained enlightenment. The 164-foot high Mahabodhi Temple we see today was built during the 5th and 6th centuries and is one of the earliest examples of a Buddhist temple constructed of brick. Over time, the...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, India, Culture, Cultural Travel, Buddha, Buddhist, Bodh Gaya, Mahabodhi Temple, Asoka, Bodh Gaya India

Tibet without the permit

How to experience Tibet without the permit Text and photographs by Jack Hickman.   T ibet: a region of the world that the Chinese Government would like to make very difficult for you to see. In order to do so, one needs to apply for a special permit, join a costly organized travel tour, and some parts require military clearance — quite the headache if you are traveling on a budget. However, do not be disheartened. There is a way how you can experience the Tibe...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Photography, Tibet, China, Earth, Chinese communist party, Kunming, Sichuan, Chengdu, Monks, Yak, All, Mao, Buddha, Buddhist

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