Bodh Gaya is a famous religious place of India, where Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained Enlightenment (pali: bodhi) under what became known as the Bodhi Tree.
For Buddhists, Bodh Gaya is the most important of the main four pilgrimage sites related to the life of Gautama Buddha, the other three being Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath.
I have been immersed in the atmosphere of meditation with sound, color, and life in space flooded with love. People come here are greeted each other with a friendly smile, by saying “Namo Amitabha Buddha”. I meditated for an hour on two mornings at Bodh Gaya with an absolute relaxation before taken photos.
Buddhism emanating from an original developed into many different sects but platform is still the Peaceful Dharma. And now the various sects came back here, which as the roots of Buddhism (orginal Buddhism), expressed deep respect and gratitude to the Buddha.I have catched the moments of human meditation, thin line between Dharam and Life and close relationship between them. Dharma was born from the Life and return to serve Life
The series “Meditation” is belong to my project “BodhGaya”, which focuses on meditation statuses of humans, when the individuals look at their inner world to connect their body with their heart, and connect themselves as individuals with the universe. Buddhism, just like other religions like Christianity and Muslim, shares the common aims of promoting the good, and helping humans overcome sufferings, sorrowness, and hardships. Religion is significant in creating beliefs, and beliefs creates a tremendous power pushing humans to develop and complete themselves.
My project “Dharma and Life” started from 2006 and exhibited three times at Viet Nam and Singapore. This series named “Who are we” belong to “Dharma and Life” project. But it is a concept images very different far from documentary images in three parts before.During my journey, I have met many monks, chatting and photographing them.
I had the close look at the faces of monks and realized a thing. The boundary between Dharma and life is very fragile. “Greed, Hatred and Delusion” is great obstacle, which all of monks have to overcome on their path to Buddha.. And I look back at my own face. Look deeply to understand myself clearly , to know my limit. And try to answere the old question: Who are we, Where do we come from, Where are we going, in my private way. [Official website]