Photo of the Week: The beginning of Buddhism Raphael Alexander Zoren February 2, 2014 Travel Photography 4 Comments For this weekly photo challenge, the thematic was to feature an object. I’ve collected many souvenirs during my travels and could easily feature any of them and yet, there is one particular statue that is very significant to me. Why? Because I bought it BEFORE traveling to the destination it originates from. I’m talking about the Buddha statue that I bought in Buenos Aires, Argentina months before my journey to the Asian continent. The moment I saw it for sale at the Barrio Chino, I KNEW I had to buy it. It was love at first sight. My travel Buddhy (no pun intended) sat in front of me at my office for weeks, reminding me of what’s important in life and providing the inspiration to keep on saving money until I could fulfill my goal and travel to Sarnath, the little town of India where Lord Buddha gave his first lesson to his followers. And, of course, once I finally reached my destination, I HAD to bring my Buddha statue along for the ride. Do you have any travel related object that brings back powerful memories? Let me know in the comments section and remember to never lose focus on what’s important Photo #1: Buddha Begins. Buddha at Sarnath Photo #2: A Mexican Indian or an Indian Mexican? Me and my travel Buddhy Photo #03: The Stupa of the First Lesson. It all began here. The Stupa of the First Lesson Did you like it? 4 Responses smilempsn February 2, 2014 Great first pic. The Buddha and Background amazingly captured..!! Reply Raphael Alexander Zoren February 2, 2014 Thank you very much! Reply fatou February 2, 2014 Indian Mexican sounds like it! it’s so nice to have something to get inspired from Reply Raphael Alexander Zoren February 2, 2014 Hahaha thanks! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Yes, I want to receive awesome updates of wonders! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.