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The President and the Buddha

By November 22, 2012

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In his recent trip to Asia, U.S. President Barack Obama toured two Buddhist temples, Shwedagon Pagoda in Burma and Wat Pho temple in Thailand.  Below is a shoeless President standing in front of Shwedagon Padoga. For more photographs, see this image gallery of the President and the Buddha. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.)

Obama Shwedagon

November 23, 2012 at 9:33 am
(1) Mila says:

awesome! :)

November 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm
(2) Mila says:

re: the politics/spirituality interface, here’s a beautiful interview with David Loy (a Zen Buddhist teacher/scholar) which touches on issues such as: the nonduality of personal transformation & social transformation; and how in changing our perception we can create new worlds.

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