Thursday, June 16, 2016

Jeremy Horner's New Book of Photos Captures the Spellbinding Worship of Buddhism Across Asia

By Becky Pemberton
Buddhist monks gather at a candlelight procession held for the annual mass inauguration of new monks at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya, a temple north of Bangkok, Thailand. The holy site is the centre of the Dhammakaya Movement, a Buddhist sect founded in the 1970s and led by a monk called Phra Dhammachayok
Photographer Jeremy Horner embarked on a pilgrimage to 16 countries where Buddhism is practiced, capturing the vibrant worship of the faith. Horner's breath-taking collection, which will be showcased in a photography book published by Goff Books, San Francisco on October 15 this year, captures aspects of each country on his exploration. 'Sharing experiences with the pilgrims, nuns, monks and novices across 16 Asian countries where Buddhism is embraced, has nurtured a reverence and belief in the calm and reassuring strength of this faith,' Horner wrote on Maptia. [More]
Lightning strikes over the floodlit Potala Palace during a thunderstorm in Lhasa, China. The impressive building was once the seat of the Tibetan government and the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas