Seeking Nirvana in Bodhgaya – Where the Buddha attained enlightenment

India has three of the four most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world, with the fourth being in Nepal. That is an impressive heritage for a country that counts less than one percent of its population as Buddhist (though ask any entrepreneur and most would take 1% of billion). Out of those four sites, […]

52 inspiring Buddhist quotes and sayings on life

Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai is one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the city and houses the Phra Buddha Sihing, an important Buddha statue. In the Wat compound there are famous Buddhist quotes and sayings attached to trees throughout the garden, which makes for an enlightened walk around the Wat. On my walks […]

Rotterdam Santa Claus: The most offensive public art in Europe?

The Netherlands is famous for being a liberal country, but this public art in Rotterdam could be the most offensive in Europe. The statue is of a giant Santa Claus holding a butt plug. It was created by the American installation-artist Paul McCarthy and it represents a symbol of modern consumerism. I’m not a Christian […]