Dhamananda (58) in Kandy, Sri Lanka: „Buddhism is peaceful. Buddhist people aren’t always. […] Modernization changed how we live and how we think, even for us monks.“

"I chose this life in a very young age: I became a monk in 1972 when i was 12 years old. Back then it was normal, but i'd never regret the decision, i live a happy life. I grew up here but i also made friends all over the world in my buddhist mission for … Dhamananda (58) in Kandy, Sri Lanka: „Buddhism is peaceful. Buddhist people aren’t always. […] Modernization changed how we live and how we think, even for us monks.“ weiterlesen

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Faus (53) „I was married for 20 years, but she’s long gone. The war that shook this country in it’s core is over for a while now.“

"I'm 48 now and i work as clothier - i travel often, mostly around africa and india to sell my clothes: i was in nigeria, egypt, ethiopia, nepal and that's why i have many friends all over the world. But i love my country despite everything that happened. It's just so beautiful and calm - … Faus (53) „I was married for 20 years, but she’s long gone. The war that shook this country in it’s core is over for a while now.“ weiterlesen

Mahaballipuram with Kumar: „You see, because of all the people who helped me, i can help others. […] I think Shiva sent you Berty because now i can help others again.“

It's this typical atmosphere, that excitement right after i decide to go out without any clear goal and just see what life has prepared for me for the next days. And there i am again, 2 minutes after i got out there is this man - sorrounded by dogs who he keeps feeding. He has … Mahaballipuram with Kumar: „You see, because of all the people who helped me, i can help others. […] I think Shiva sent you Berty because now i can help others again.“ weiterlesen

An honest reflection: I can be someone who believes in them. But it’s not like they truly need me – I need them way more than they need me. But what i can truly give them is my time and my attention.

Since i started my volunteer work for UDAVI, the tamil NGO that was founded in 1993 in the city of Chennai, we decided that i would not only support their daily work by fundraising and public administration. The Boys shelter in which over 20 kids between 8 and 20 years old who flew from home … An honest reflection: I can be someone who believes in them. But it’s not like they truly need me – I need them way more than they need me. But what i can truly give them is my time and my attention. weiterlesen

„Where is your money now?“ Kovalam – When the flood came. Vicky, Vencky, Appu

"The water was so high that it even flooded the whole airport. You could literally jump from the airplane into the water that was as high as it stairs. And it was the same in many parts of the city. The water was so high that it flooded houses, people couldn't get out. They were … „Where is your money now?“ Kovalam – When the flood came. Vicky, Vencky, Appu weiterlesen

Local Heroes: „If you enjoy the sunset, you truly enjoy life.“ – Gokul

"I'm a gardener, a dancer, a teacher, a singer. They are my babies, i take care of them everyday. And it's beautiful. You don't need the beach, you don't the city - just take a cup of coffee in the morning and enjoy the sunrise." "Ich bin Gärtner, Tänzer, Lehrer, Sänger. Das sind meine Babies. … Local Heroes: „If you enjoy the sunset, you truly enjoy life.“ – Gokul weiterlesen

Local Heroes: „We love working together. And yes, he asked me out.“

"That was three years ago. Sometimes it's a little bit exhausting seeing each other every day.." - "Exhausting? You love me haha. But you're the boss." - "No i'm not the boss, what are you saying again? He always make me laugh. He is so silly. But yeah i do love him". "Das ist jetzt … Local Heroes: „We love working together. And yes, he asked me out.“ weiterlesen