The Whitewater Rafter's Guide to the 8 Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism

It won’t take longer than a five minute stroll through any monastery, street, or bridge in Bhutan to find artistic representations of the 8 auspicious symbols of Buddhism. But these symbols aren’t present just for aesthetics. They represent the offerings received by Buddha from the gods after his enlightenment. By searching for deeper meaning in these symbols, we can become better people, and perhaps just as importantly, better whitewater enthusiasts. The Endless or Eternal Knot represents interaction, or cause and effect. Much like the eternal knot, … Continue reading The Whitewater Rafter’s Guide to the 8 Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism