Bring Stamps Gallery Home Book Series
In an opportune time, the World Buddhist Stamps Gallery was incubated through a gift of stamps from Mr Leong Kok Hing, an avid Buddhist stamps collector of passion which spans more than 4 decades. Having explored and indulged in each and every stamp in his collections, multicolour series devoted to history, legend and genre, we began to organise a series of chronicles based on the theme of these stamps, which is now displayed at the World Buddhist Stamps Gallery.
With these interesting themes revealing a story-like educational and commemorable information, we saw a need to reach a wider readership through an armchair book of this rare piece of history. We were inspired to launch a “Bringing Stamps Gallery Home” Series, to cater to a broad echelon of societies around the world, both elderlies and young alike. It shall be bilingual, Mandarin and English, and we hope to promote it extensively and globally.
1. 50 Buddhist Sites To Visit At Least Once In A Lifetime
This leisure reading guide book, first in the series, will showcase 50 Buddhist Holy Sites To Visit At Least Once In A Lifetime! With the elements of travel, this reference guide for Buddhist Pilgrimage is a “Must Have, Must Read”. We realise that the footprint of Buddhism is all over the world; philosophically, psychologically or simply logical and reasonably acknowledged. The founder of Buddhism, Prince Siddhartha Gautama was born in 623 B.C., 26 centuries ago to a Sakyan King, and his footprints of wisdom are carved out in every aspect of mankind.
With an intent to go on a pilgrimage, let us savour together the Buddhist holy ancient sites, feel the glory of His presence through each and every piece of stamp. In appreciation, we honour and acknowledge our forefathers; pay homage to their sincerity to retain its essence till this day in its purity. Here, we immerse ourselves in silence and tranquillity within that small inch of philatelic stamp –A Collection At Heart.
2. Buddha Teacher of God & Men
An INSPIRATIONAL INSIGHT into the Life of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha with glimpses of his past life as a Bodhisatta (his cultivation of Paramis or Perfections), his teachings and practices (the Dhamma), his establishment of the community of bhikkhus (the Sangha) – all through postage stamps from around the world.
Over 26 centuries, the Triple Gems or Tiratana have been persistently reviewed and showcased through stamps, a Buddhist heritage we should treasure to prolong the Sasana. Eventually we see the world of buddhist art and culture through these invaluable stamps from various nations.