Buddhist Beauty in Architecture
A engineering professor commented to the students he was leading to Southeast Asia that they should look carefully at the way things are made, because so many things are made differently and so many challenges are solved differently than we do it here.
I’m not much good at engineering, that’s for sure. But, I do wonder at how human beings find different ways to meet the challenge of expressing their deepest longing for the beautiful and what they feel is sacred. Here are a few examples from Southeast Asia of Buddhist expressions of beauty in architecture.