The project is divided into 9 primary themes with supporting sub themes around traditional Buddhist concepts such as the 3 Jewels and the 3 Vehicles. The 3 Jewels focuses on how the role of the teacher (Buddha), teachings/practices (Dharma) and community (Sangha) is relevant in the modern world. The 3 stages breaks down the challenges/themes typically encountered by practitioners in the beginning, middle and the end of the journey. Lastly, the 3 vehicles highlights the practitioners and teachers in the 3 broad categories of lineages as they have manifested in modern world.
As a photographer, my desire to incorporate visual narrative as compelling personal stories is the primary driver for this project. It is not meant to be authoritative but as an invitation to witness the transformative power of a spiritual practice in a world full of suffering and conflict.