Episode 092: The Eyes Of Buddha

The Unity Of All Things. The trip has now come full circle as Scott and I are back in Kathmandu. Today is our last day in Nepal and we just couldn’t have left without seeing the amazing Boudhanath Stupa.

Boudda, as it’s called locally, is the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world. It is much larger than it’s cousin, the stupa on the hill, Swayambounath that we visited when we first arrived back into Kathmandu.

Boudhanath really is huge. And I mean that in more ways than one. Architecturally, it is an enormous mandala and it’s shape is symbolic of the 5 elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Light and Ether. That’s easy to explain and comprehend.

Energetically, the stupa is prodigious as well. This is more difficult to explain and comprehend. It’s the kind of place where you may see a person in the distance weeping. If you walk closer to them it becomes clear that they are gazing upon Boudhanath and are in their own, private world. Approach them closer still, and you’ll understand that the tears are tears of joy.

That happens all of the time here. And it happens to people of all nationalities. ages and gender. This place is very special.

Jon Miller

Total Running Time: 22:08