Alexis Zeiss

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Buddha tree. - Tree Buddha, Ayutthaya Thailand 2013

This story is part of the Bangkok 2013 chapters The iconic Buddha statue head embedded between overgrown roots of this Bodhi (sacred fig) tree in Ayutthaya @

Siddhartha Gautama was born in 563 BC in Lumbini (today in Nepal) and is credited as the founder of Buddhism. Buddhism has around 500 million adherents and is the third largest universalizing religion in the world.

Article: Buddhism: Vesak Fesival or Buddha Birthday - Wesak Day aka Vesak Festival celebrates three major events in the life of Lord Buddha: His birth, Enlightenment and passing away (achievement of Nibbana).

Sukhothai Monk venerates the gold-leaf covered hand of the Phra Achana Buddha inside a mondop (altar pavilion) at Wat Si Chum (Temple Of The Bodhi Tree).

Sukhothai Monk venerates the gold-leaf covered hand of the Phra Achana Buddha inside a mondop (altar pavilion) at Wat Si Chum (Temple Of The Bodhi Tree). [My Zen inspiration to make this place relaxing, uplifting, simple]

“When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into it’s dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment.” ..*

Buddha in Bodhi Tree. “When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into it’s dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment