Weekend Snapshot: Tibetan Buddhist Temple in the Catskills

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Over the weekend, I visited the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra in Woodstock, New York. This Tibetan Buddhist monastery at the top of a very long hill is very beautiful. The woman who walked a group of us through the shrine room said that the colors of the room reflected the Buddhist belief that our minds are beautiful and rich in color.

Weekend Snapshot

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  1. The colours in the 2nd and 3rd shots are simply startling!

    A fascinating post! I have only visited one Buddhist temple south of Sydney, MSW, Australia! I still remember the incredible serenity there wandering beautiful, harmonic gardens and climbing lots and lots of steps to the various levels of the temple!

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  2. It just so happens that I walked past the Buddhist temple in my village, when I was on my way to the bakery this morning!
    I've never visited it before, but maybe I should! Richard Gere did, a couple of months ago, so I think I'm really missing out on something!
    Gorgeous pictures again this week Sandy, very inpiring!

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  3. Very nice and colorful. Beautiful pictures as always :-)

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  4. The colours are very beautiful you are very lucky to see this!

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  5. "Our minds are rich and beautiful in color....."

    How true.

    What a wonderful visit you must've had there.

    I wanna' go!

    Have a super blessed Sunday!!

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  6. The vibrant colors are impressionable and stunning. Beautiful! I would love to visit a Buddhist temple sometime.

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  7. P.S. Yes, I believe that as well. Our minds are incredibly creative if we simply utilize that creativity. Wonderful and a lot of wisdom there.

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  8. ah woodstock and a buddhist temple, an appropriate combination...i remember the hippie era. my then husband became a hippie which lead to other interesting experiences and a divorce...love the photos.

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  9. Anonymous10:20 AM

    How beautiful!!!! I never imagined that a Buddhist temple was quite so vibrantly colored.

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  10. The images are fascinating in and off themselves, but what immediately came to mind is the contrast of the Buddhist Temples and my concept of the Catskills. Interesting.

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  11. wow - that is bright and beautiful; the one we visited was well worn; these are brilliant shots

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  12. Sandy, such bright and beautiful colors! Must have been a lovely visit! :)

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  13. Beautiful photos. It looks like a serene spot. Woodstock is about two hours from me. If I ever left the house, this would be on my list of places to visit.

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  14. And I believe that to be true..I cannot live without colour, for it makes me happy :)

    I will share with you a special experience I had last week...

    My hubbie and I were celebrating our Ruby Weddding Anniversary. We went to church on the Sunday...and the first hymn was our wedding hymn...from 40 years ago :)

    I felt as if God was saying to us, 'I remember you made your vows before me 40 years ago...and I have not forgotten you'

    The hymn was 'The King of Love my Shepherd is' :)

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  15. Sandy,
    these are very interesting and fine images. I've never visited a Buddhist Temple.
    Thanks for your hospitality of my reflections about Lourdes, hope you appreciated; of course I will put a post of that argument on my blog too.
    Have a nice week ahead.

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  16. Anonymous1:52 PM

    I can not resist not to say - great - brilliant display of rich treasures - fantastic .... I want you all the best
    steven

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  17. the details are impressive.

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  18. Anonymous2:23 PM

    Neat! Love the colors.

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  19. Wow! Gorgeous colors!

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  20. Beautiful and rich colours indeed.

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  21. I would have loved to have been on that trip. If we keep beautiful colours (like our thoughts) in our minds, it can only be a good thing don't you think???

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  22. I studied Tibetan Buddhism for a few years and found it quite peaceful and logical. The beauty of their buildings and people is amazing.

    Peace - D

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  23. What a beautiful shrine Sandy and I love how it reflects the Buddhist belief that our minds are beautiful and rich.

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  24. It's a nice thought... whatever else I might have wrong, at least I have a rich and colorful mind.

    Hope you had a great weekend.

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  25. Such spectacular colors in this buddhist temple!

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  26. That is quite majestically golden :)

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  27. What a beautiful, colourful temple! A lot can be learnt in such a serene environment.

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  28. I like that thought our minds are beautiful and rich in color-- which reminds me of the question how is it that some dream only in black and white and what if any sinifigance does that have

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  29. Well... your mind is certainly beautiful and rich in color... that's for dang sure!

    Somehow I expected a Buddhist temple to be more restful. I was really surprised at how vibrant they are. There is a Buddhist temple a block away from my sister's home, and that was one of the first things we noticed. Theya re truly beautiful!

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  30. once again sandy, your pictures and comments are so amazing!

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  31. once again sandy, your pictures and comments are so amazing!

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  32. I love the colour surrounding Tibetan Buddhism. I'd say it's about the most colourful of all eastern religions/philosophies.

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  33. Anonymous7:05 AM

    I had visited a Tibetan monastery long back and have beautiful memories of it. Nice feeling to see similar shots here.

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  34. wow! all these bright colors are so fascinating....and teh subject themselves too!

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  35. our minds are beautiful and rich in color

    what a wonderful thought ... gorgeous photos. thank you! JP/deb

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  36. Anonymous12:22 PM

    Wow that is beautiful and very colorful pictures.

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  37. My what beautiful, colorful shots!! Incredible!

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  38. Incredible colors and design. You've captured it beautifully!

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  39. You've enriched us with these images, Sandy.

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  40. Lovely photos. I just finished reading a book about Tibetan Buddhism so this was nice timing. :)

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  41. Those are beautiful photos. The temple is bursting with lovely colors. I think it's wonderful to equate the richness and colorful surroundings to a person's mind.

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  42. Very striking colors.

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  43. It's very beautiful! I'll have to make a point of getting down to Woodstock.
    Thank you for sharing these.

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  44. It's very beautiful! I'll have to make a point of getting down to Woodstock.
    Thank you for sharing these.

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  45. Beautiful pictures. I have only visited this temple on the internet and hope to get there in person one day.

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  46. Love the beautiful vibrant colours inside the temple. I think they have a sort of mystery and magic about them Sandy. I'm sure you enjoyed your visit there.

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  47. stunning pics and oh the colour!! there is a temple an hour awayf rom here l keep menaing to go..this prompts me to do just that.

    great

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