"Expect Something Different"

An orphan novice Buddhist monk pauses to be photographed with his toy pistol at Hman Kinn Monastery and Orphanage.  Myanmar is home to more than 36 million people who are 75 per cent Theravada Buddhists.
Novice Buddhist monks gather for school at Hman Kinn Monastery and Orphanage.  Myanmar is home to more than 36 million people who are 75 per cent Theravada Buddhists.

Myanmar's Buddhist Orphans

Buddhism is the social net that takes care of the orphans of Myanmar

Southeast Asia and Beyond

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  • Devotees of Thailand's Wat Bang Pra work themselves into a trance called "Klong Khuen" while attending a festival called "Wai Kru" near Nakhon Chai Si on Saturday, March 26, 2013.  Devotees have their tattoo's energized by tattoo masters and Buddhist monks.  Most devotees believe that the tattoos are magic and protect them against such things as bullets and knives.Devotees of Thailand's Wat Bang Pra work themselves into a trance called "Klong Khuen" while attending a festival called "Wai Kru" near Nakhon Chai Si on Saturday, March 26, 2013.  Devotees have their tattoo's energized by tattoo masters and Buddhist monks.  Most devotees believe that the tattoos are magic and protect them against such things as bullets and knives.

    Thailand Tattoo Madness 2013 B&W

    Devotees works themselves into a trace before going wild at Thailand's Tattoo Festival

  • Myanmar day laborers carry 40 plus kilogram baskets of river gravel as they unload a barge.  Each worker is paid around 4 cents per basket.  Demand for construction supplies has increased as Myanmar opens to the world.Myanmar day laborers carry 40 plus kilogram baskets of river gravel as they unload a barge.  Each worker is paid around 4 cents per basket.  Demand for construction supplies has increased as Myanmar opens to the world.

    Labor in Myanmar

    The working poor of Myanmar

  • Thais and others gather to offer food and prayers during Thailand's National Elephant Day.  According to officials there are about 3000 to 4000 elephants living in Thailand today with half of those being wild in national parks.Thais and others gather to offer food and prayers during Thailand's National Elephant Day.  According to officials there are about 3000 to 4000 elephants living in Thailand today with half of those being wild in national parks.

    Elephants, Umbrellas and Mahouts

    A gallery of images from northern Thailand.

  • a 19 second video clip of clouds moving past reclining Buddha statue near Den Chai, Thailand.a 19 second video clip of clouds moving past reclining Buddha statue near Den Chai, Thailand.

    Thailand Time Lapse Buddha

    a 19 second video clip of clouds moving past reclining Buddha statue near Den Chai, Thailand.

  • Devotees to the ancient art of "Sak Yant" gather at Wat Bang Pra for a ceremony called "Wai Kru" to have their sacred tattoos re-engergized by tattoo masters.  The event draw huge crowds as devotees after being tattooed return outside to an area where they soon become entranced hurling themselves onto a stage where a statue to their master sits.Devotees to the ancient art of "Sak Yant" gather at Wat Bang Pra for a ceremony called "Wai Kru" to have their sacred tattoos re-engergized by tattoo masters.  The event draw huge crowds as devotees after being tattooed return outside to an area where they soon become entranced hurling themselves onto a stage where a statue to their master sits.

    Thailand Tattoo Madness

    Devotees to the ancient art of "Sak Yant" gather at Wat Bang Pra for a ceremony called "Wai Kru" to have their sacred tattoos re-engergized by tattoo masters.

  • Scenes from street procession at the Jui tui Chinese Shrine during rituals at the Phuket, Thailand Vegetarian Festival.Scenes from street procession at the Jui tui Chinese Shrine during rituals at the Phuket, Thailand Vegetarian Festival.

    Vegetarian Festival Street Procession

    Devotees to the Chinese Shrines of Phuket, Thailand gather for the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand.

  • Thailand Time Lapse 2


 

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