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A Myanmar monk is sitting in a small tent to focus meditation.

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.

A Buddhist came to BodhGaya in opening time (5 a.m) to meditate. And to 9 a.m,he was siiting… BodhGaya – India, March 2016
A Mynamar was walking meditation. BodhGaya – India, March 2016
A monk was sitting in meditation near the Bodhi tree where the Buddha attained enlightenment. BodhGaya – India, March 2016

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.

A close friend . BodhGaya – India, March 2016
Vietnamese nun named Chon Ngoc, who has followed Tantric (Tibetan) for over 20 years.BodhGaya – India, March 2016
In the sunlight. BodhGaya – India, March 2016
A Tibetan prayer. BodhGaya – India, March 2016
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Viet Van Tran

Viet Van Tran, born in 1971. Graduated with a BA in cultutral. Attended training workshop of IMMF (Indochinal Memory Media Found) by tutor as famous photographer as James Natchwey, Gary Knight, Tim Page, Steve Northup, Gaby Sommer… Now is reporter for Lao Động newspaper (one of the biggest newspaper of Viet Nam). Had 9 solo exhibions, many group exhibition (US, UK, France, Spain, Urugoay, Argentina, Singapore…), and release 4 book (“Dharma and Life”…). As the first and only Vietnamese photographer have porfolio was collective by Win- Initiative (New York, US). As the first and only Vietnamese photographer won the "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" Px3 (8 consecutive years), Pollux Annual Awards (UK-4 years), Photoannual Awards (Czech, 3 consecutive years), Photo Master Cup (UK-3 years), Moscow International Foto Award (MIFA, Rusian, 3 consecutive years ), Art of Photography Show (US), Shorlist and Honorable metion of London international creative competion (LICC- 4 years) , Honorablle Mention of IPA (US, 7 years)… Many pictures were published in Wink Magazine, Art Photo Magazine, Dodho Magazine, F stop Magazine, 43mm Magazine, Eros Magazine, Camera Obscura Journa, PRIVATEphotoreview.com, Blur Magazine… Activity in photography with the personal project of art and documentary. As the jury of many national photo contest and cinema contest. Featured in over 250 Vietnamese newspaper articles and the subject of many interviews on Vietnamese cultural and arts programmes on Vietnamese television.

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