• Leadership and Personal Integrity

      11/30/2022 9:04:56 AM
      Leadership and Personal Integrity

      The Art of Leadership

       

       

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    • About Buddhist Monks

      11/9/2022 10:05:28 AM
      About Buddhist Monks

      The Life and Role of the Bhikkhu

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    • The Ten Perfections of Theravada Buddhism

      10/19/2022 11:02:58 AM
      The Ten Perfections of Theravada Buddhism

      In Buddhism, there are several lists of "perfections"

       

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    • The Life of Sariputra

      10/5/2022 10:13:36 AM
      The Life of Sariputra

      Sariputra (also spelled Sariputta or Shariputra) was one of the foremost disciples of the historical Buddha.

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    • How Buddhism has changed the west for the better

      9/21/2022 9:30:55 AM
      How Buddhism has changed the west for the better

      We are not who we were very long ago. A lot of new ideas have emerged from Buddhism and other traditions emphasizing compassion, equality, nonviolence and critical perspectives on materialism and capitalism.

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    • Finding Your Buddhist Teacher

      9/19/2022 11:03:50 AM
      Finding Your Buddhist Teacher

      The first step in finding a Buddhist teacher is clarifying why you need one. A teacher cannot give you the life you want or make you the person you want to be.

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    • Charity in Buddhism

      9/14/2022 11:00:51 AM
      Charity in Buddhism

      In the West, we often associate religion, Christianity especially, with organized charity. 

       

       

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    • Right Action and the Eight Fold Path

      9/9/2022 10:10:14 AM
      Right Action and the Eight Fold Path

      The Eightfold Path is the path to enlightenment as taught by the Buddha. It is illustrated by the eight-spoke dharma wheel because the path is composed of eight parts or areas of activity that work together to teach us and help us manifest the dharma.

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    • The two things all Buddhists need to know

      8/29/2022 10:58:14 AM
      The two things all Buddhists need to know

      Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Along the pathways leading to the staging room where His Holiness the 104th Ganden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche, supreme head of the Gelugpa tradition was waiting, were lined by great protectors of Tibetan Buddhism.

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    • The Buddhist Teachings of Self and No-Self

      8/22/2022 9:46:01 AM
      The Buddhist Teachings of Self and No-Self

      Among all the Buddha's teachings, those on the nature of the self are the hardest to understand, yet they are central to spiritual beliefs.

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    • A Better Way to Be Alone: Loneliness from Buddhist’s Perspective

      8/17/2022 9:00:44 AM
      A Better Way to Be Alone: Loneliness from Buddhist’s Perspective

      If you listen deeply, there’s just a slight shift of emphasis between “alone” and “all one.”

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    • Huayan Buddhism

      8/10/2022 10:10:22 AM
      Huayan Buddhism

      The Huayan or Flower Garland school of Mahayana Buddhism is respected to this day for the quality of its scholarship and teaching.

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    • The Perfection of Renunciation in Buddhism

      7/18/2022 10:47:25 AM
      The Perfection of Renunciation in Buddhism

      The word renunciation comes up frequently in discussions of Buddhism. What does it mean, exactly?

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    • Do Buddhists Pray?

      7/6/2022 9:37:26 AM
      Do Buddhists Pray?

      Dictionaries define prayer as a request for help or expression of gratitude directed to God, saints, or other godlike beings. Prayer is the central devotional activity of many religions.

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    • The First Buddhist Monks

      7/4/2022 10:56:57 AM
      The First Buddhist Monks

      What was life like for the first Buddhist monks? How did these followers of the historical Buddha become ordained and what rules did they live by? Though the actual story is shrouded a bit by the passing of centuries, the story of these first monks is fascinating.

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    • Paramitas: The Ten Perfections of Mahayana Buddhism

      6/27/2022 9:28:47 AM
      Paramitas: The Ten Perfections of Mahayana Buddhism

      Mahayana Buddhism developed six paramitas or perfections early in its history. Later, the list was fleshed out to include ten perfections. 

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    • Huayan Buddhism

      6/24/2022 10:10:00 AM
      Huayan Buddhism

      The Huayan or Flower Garland school of Mahayana Buddhism is respected to this day for the quality of its scholarship and teaching. Huayan flourished in Tang Dynasty China and deeply influenced other schools of Mahayana, including Zen, called Chan Buddhism in China.

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    • Brief Guide to Major Schools of Buddhism

      6/8/2022 10:56:53 AM
      Brief Guide to Major Schools of Buddhism

      Buddhism is not a monolithic tradition. As it spread through Asia over more than two millennia, it divided into several sects, each with its own liturgies, rituals, and canon of scriptures. There are also doctrinal disagreements. 

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    • What Is a Sutra in Buddhism?

      6/6/2022 10:05:37 AM
      What Is a Sutra in Buddhism?

      A sutra is a religious teaching, usually taking the form of an aphorism or short statement of beliefs. Sutra means the same thing in Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism; however, the actual sutras are different according to each belief structure. Buddhists believe the sutras are the teachings of Buddha.

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    • Taking Refuge: Becoming a Buddhist

      6/1/2022 4:30:36 PM
      Taking Refuge: Becoming a Buddhist

      To become a Buddhist is to take refuge in the Three Jewels, also called the Three Treasures. The Three Jewels are the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.

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    • Buddhism and Compassion Compassion, Wisdom, and the Path

      5/25/2022 9:41:37 AM
      Buddhism and Compassion Compassion, Wisdom, and the Path

      The Buddha taught that to realize enlightenment, a person must develop two qualities: wisdom and compassion. 

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    • Converting to Buddhism

      5/23/2022 9:56:40 AM
      Converting to Buddhism

      In conversations about religion, there is often discussion about converting from one religion to another. For some people, Buddhism may offer an option if you are not finding yourself a good fit for the religion you currently practice.

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    • History of Buddhism in China: The First Thousand Years

      5/18/2022 9:51:52 AM
      History of Buddhism in China: The First Thousand Years

      Buddhism is practiced in many countries and cultures throughout the world. Mahayana Buddhism has played a significant role in China and it has a long and rich history.

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    • The Ten Perfections of Theravada Buddhism

      5/16/2022 9:48:32 AM
      The Ten Perfections of Theravada Buddhism

      In Buddhism, there are several lists of "perfections" (parami, Pali; paramita, Sanskrit). These various lists are of qualities that lead to buddhahood if practiced diligently and to perfection. 

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    • Thich Nhat Hanh's Five Mindfulness Trainings

      5/11/2022 9:50:50 AM
      Thich Nhat Hanh`s Five Mindfulness Trainings

      Thich Nhat Hanh (b. 1926) is a Vietnamese monk, teacher, author, and peace activist who has lived and taught in the West since the 1960s. His books, lectures, and retreats have brought the dharma to the world, and his influence on the development of Buddhism in the West is immeasurable.

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    • The Mindfulness Controversy of Buddhism vs Psychology

      5/9/2022 10:04:23 AM
      The Mindfulness Controversy of Buddhism vs Psychology

      In recent years, many practicing psychotherapists have adopted the Buddhist practice of mindfulness as part of their therapeutic toolkit. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), for example, are being used to treat conditions such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. The results have been enormously encouraging.

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    • Prajna or Panna in Buddhism

      4/27/2022 8:45:50 AM
      Prajna or Panna in Buddhism

      Prajna is Sanskrit for "wisdom." Panna is the Pali equivalent, more often used in Theravada Buddhism. But what is "wisdom" in Buddhism?

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    • Atheism and Devotion in Buddhism

      4/25/2022 11:00:43 AM
      Atheism and Devotion in Buddhism

      If atheism is the absence of belief in a God or gods, then many Buddhists are, indeed, atheists.

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    • About Buddhist Nuns The Tradition of Bhikkhunis

      4/20/2022 9:22:50 AM
      About Buddhist Nuns The Tradition of Bhikkhunis

      In the West, Buddhist nuns don't always call themselves "nuns," preferring to call themselves "monastics" or "teachers." But "nun" could work. The English word "nun" comes from the Old English nunne, which could refer to a priestess or any woman living under religious vows.

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    • <div class=noidunghover><p class=tieudehover>What`s a Bodhisattva?</p></div>");' onmouseout="hidetip();">What's a Bodhisattva?

      4/18/2022 8:15:59 AM

      Buddhism calls itself a "non-theistic" religion. The historical Buddha taught that believing in and worshipping gods was not useful for those seeking to realize enlightenment. Due to this, many Buddhists consider themselves to be atheists.

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    • Buddhism In Vietnam

      8/24/2022 10:12:05 AM
      Buddhism In Vietnam

      Buddhism is probably the most popular religion in Vietnam and is mainly of the Mahayana tradition.

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    • Inauguration of Temple worshiping King Lê Thái Tổ in Nghe An

      10/12/2020 9:21:40 AM
      Inauguration of Temple worshiping King Lê Thái Tổ in Nghe An

      The authorities of Tan Ky district in the central province of Nghe An has formally inaugurated a temple dedicated to Lê Lợi, who later crowned as King Lê Thái Tổ, during Buon Xao Festival and on occasion of 602nd anniversary of Lam Son Uprising

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    • Company launched for studies, translation and print of Buddhist scriptures and publications of Buddhist culture

      10/12/2020 8:46:08 AM
      Company launched for studies, translation and print of Buddhist scriptures and publications of Buddhist culture

      Tan Vien Buddhist Cultural Publication Ltd was formally launched at a ceremony held on October 7 at its representative office in Hanoi.

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    • A Khmer pagoda exudes peace in Saigon

      8/11/2018 2:48:07 PM
      A Khmer pagoda exudes peace in Saigon

      A 70-year-old Khmer pagoda in Saigon meditates on the Buddha in the bustling urban air.

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    • Buddhism in Vietnam (1) - Mai Tho Truyen

      2/10/2017 9:04:54 PM
      Buddhism in Vietnam (1) - Mai Tho Truyen

      In what way did the Doctrine of Buddha come to Viet-Nam? How was it spread? What influence has it had on the life and thought of the people; on literature and arts? What is the Vietnamese conception of Buddhism and how is it put into practice?

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    • Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s contributions celebrated at conference

      1/1/2017 12:36:13 AM
      Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s contributions celebrated at conference

      Ho Chi Minh City (Nov. 4, 2016) - Vietnam Buddhist Sangha has contributed to enriching and developing the country’s culture, the rector of HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanities said at conference held on Wednesday.

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    • Buddha Relics from Thailand Find New Home in Melbourne

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Buddha Relics from Thailand Find New Home in Melbourne
      On Sunday 4 January, Quang Minh (Bright Light) Temple (QMT), located in Braybrook, Victoria, held a special ceremony to receive the Buddha relics donated to them by Wat Monglkodhammakayaram in Thailand.

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    • The Origins of Vu Lan festival

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      The Origins of Vu Lan festival
      On Vu Lan day, Buddhists honor their living parents and elders; they also pray for their deceased parents and ancestors. It is generally believed that one who performs a good deed accumulates spiritual merit. In addition, it is considered virtuous when...

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    • Message of The Supreme Patriarch of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Message of The Supreme Patriarch of National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha
      Dear Dharma brothers, Sangha members and lay devotees, Today in a cordial atmosphere, we are Buddhists who represent all Buddhist schools from all over the world, being here in order to celebrate the United Nations Day of Vesak 2014 (BE. 2558)...

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    • A journey back to Truc Lam Buddhism

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A journey back to Truc Lam Buddhism
      Tens of thousands of pilgrims visit Yen Tu Festival on the 10th day of the first lunar month every year. They believe that even after 100 years of virtuous religious life, they cannot be called true religious people if they do not come to Yen Tu.

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    • Hue Buddhists hold annual ceremony

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Hue Buddhists hold annual ceremony
      Thousands of people gathered yesterday at Huong Van Zen Monastery in central Thua Thien - Hue Province to pray to King-Monk Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308) for peace and prosperity.

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    • One Pillar Pagoda: the soul of Vietnamese capital

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      One Pillar Pagoda: the soul of Vietnamese capital
      Buddhist monks, Ha Noi officials and experts are trying to figure out the best way to preserve one of the most beloved cultural heritage sites of the Vietnamese people.

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    • Buddhism in Vietnam (2) - Mai Tho Truyen

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Buddhism in Vietnam (2) - Mai Tho Truyen
      Vietnamese Buddhism is indebted to the former for many favours and an unreserved support and also for two treatises, one on meditation and the other on the Doctrine in general, both of which are of a high religious and literary standard.

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    • Theravada Buddhism in Vietnam

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Theravada Buddhism in Vietnam
      Buddhism came to Vietnam in the first century CE. By the end of the second century, Vietnam developed a major Buddhist centre in the region, commonly known as the Luy-Lâu centre, now in the Bắc Ninh province, north of the present Hanoi city.

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    • Introduction to Buddhism in Viet Nam and Vietnamese Zen

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Introduction to Buddhism in Viet Nam and Vietnamese Zen
      When Buddhism spreads to Vietnam, the Dharma, adapting to the times and the capacities of the people, consists of two traditions, the Northern and the Southern. The Southern tradition (Theravada) emphasizes everyday practical realities and swift self-emancipation, leading to the fruits of the Arahats or Pratyeka Buddhas...

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    • A brief history of Vietnamese Buddhism

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A brief history of Vietnamese Buddhism
      Vietnamese Buddhism has a long history of more than 2000 years. Its origin dates back to the 3rd century B.C., when numerous Buddhist missions were sent abroad by Emperor Asoka to disseminate Lord Buddha’s Teachings in such distant countries beyond the borders of India as those in Africa, West and Central Asia as well as South East Asia...

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    • Buddhist Contributions to Good Governance and Development

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Buddhist Contributions to Good Governance and Development
      Under the name Lý hoặc luận (Righting the wrong) states clearly what role Buddhism can play in any society, especially the society of Vietnam of Mâu Tử’ s time: “The Buddhist way, when applied to the family is for: serving the parents; when applied to the nation is for : helping the people; when applied to one’s own life is for: perfection of oneself”

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    • Maitreya Buddha

      10/3/2022 11:04:22 AM
      Maitreya Buddha

      Maitreya is a transcendent bodhisattva named as the universal Buddha of a future time. 

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    • Pure Land Buddhism

      7/13/2022 10:35:47 AM
      Pure Land Buddhism

      Pure Land Buddhism is a somewhat unique school of Buddhism that was popularized in China, where it was transmitted to Japan. 

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    • Eihei Dogen The Founder of Japanese Soto Zen

      4/4/2022 9:38:46 AM
      Eihei Dogen The Founder of Japanese Soto Zen

      Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), also called Dogen Kigen or Dogen Zenji, was a Japanese Buddhist monk who established Soto Zen in Japan. He is also known for the collection of his writing called Shobogenzo, a masterpiece of the world's religious literature.

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    • What Is a Buddha? Who Was the Buddha?

      1/14/2022 10:36:45 AM
      What Is a Buddha? Who Was the Buddha?

      The standard answer to the question "What is a Buddha?" is, "A Buddha is someone who has realized the enlightenment that ends the cycle of birth and death and which brings liberation from suffering."

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    • An Introduction to Buddhist Tantra

      12/31/2021 9:50:33 AM
      An Introduction to Buddhist Tantra

      The esoteric teachings, secret initiations, and erotic imagery associated with Buddhist tantra have fueled no end of interest. But tantra may not be what you think it is.

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    • Buddhism: 11 Common Misunderstandings and Mistakes

      12/29/2021 8:30:02 AM
      Buddhism: 11 Common Misunderstandings and Mistakes

      People believe many things about Buddhism that simply are incorrect. They think Buddhists want to get enlightened so they can be blissed out all the time. If something bad happens to you, it's because of something you did in a past life. Everybody knows that Buddhists have to be vegetarians. Unfortunately, much of what "everybody knows" about Buddhism isn't true. Explore these common but mistaken ideas many people in the West have about Buddhism.

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    • <div class=noidunghover><p class=tieudehover>What Buddha Didn`t Say About God</p></div>");' onmouseout="hidetip();">What Buddha Didn't Say About God

      5/26/2021 2:03:33 PM

      I smacked into a couple of blog posts today on the question of what the Buddha said about God. And since the websites seem to think my comments are incoming spam, I am responding to one of the posts here.

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    • History of Buddhism in China: The First Thousand Years

      4/23/2021 9:45:23 AM
      History of Buddhism in China: The First Thousand Years

      Buddhism is practiced in many countries and cultures throughout the world. Mahayana Buddhism has played a significant role in China and it has a long and rich history.

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    • Faith and Doubt in the Buddhist Tradition

      3/31/2021 9:24:58 AM
      Faith and Doubt in the Buddhist Tradition

      The word "faith" often is used as a synonym for religion; people say "What is your faith?" to mean "What is your religion?" 

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    • How Mahayana Buddhism Is the Great Vehicle

      3/24/2021 9:15:20 AM
      How Mahayana Buddhism Is the Great Vehicle

      Mahayana is the dominant form of Buddhism in China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, Vietnam, and several other nations.

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    • Women Ancestors of Zen

      3/8/2021 10:25:37 AM
      Women Ancestors of Zen

      Although male teachers dominate the recorded history of Zen Buddhism, many remarkable women were part of Zen history also.

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    • Zen 101: A Brief Introduction to Zen Buddhism

      3/3/2021 9:41:09 AM
      Zen 101: A Brief Introduction to Zen Buddhism

      You've heard of Zen. You may even have had moments of Zen—instances of insight and a feeling of connectedness and understanding that seem to come out of nowhere. But what exactly is Zen?

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    • Gods, Goddesses and Buddhist Tantra

      3/1/2021 10:01:18 AM
      Gods, Goddesses and Buddhist Tantra

      Great misunderstanding surrounds the many deities of Buddhist tantra. On the surface, the veneration of tantric deities looks like polytheism. And it's easy to assume that a "goddess of mercy,"

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    • Basic Beliefs and Tenets of Buddhism

      2/22/2021 10:52:38 AM
      Basic Beliefs and Tenets of Buddhism

      Buddhism is a religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who was born in the fifth century B.C. in what is now Nepal and northern India. 

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    • Which Buddhist Teachings Might Be Most Helpful?

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Which Buddhist Teachings Might Be Most Helpful?
      People who want to learn about Buddhism often ask me what book they should buy. This is hard to answer because there is no one Buddhism: there’s Zen Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Theravadin (my own original tradition), Nichiren, Pure Land, and a host of others. They developed in different parts...

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    • It need saying - Buddhism is a religion

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      It need saying - Buddhism is a religion
      This is the right time to say it. The bandwagon of secularization of Buddhism has gradually gathered momentum to the point where it now threatens the whole basis of what the Buddha bequeathed us. Buddhism is becoming popular, but it is doing so in a...

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    • Jizo: Japan’s Beloved Savior of Lost Souls

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Jizo: Japan’s Beloved Savior of Lost Souls
      The Buddhist deity Kshitigarbha, or “He who encompasses the Earth,” has a powerful and ubiquitous presence in Japan, where figures of him depicted as a bald-headed priest and often wearing red bibs or other articles of clothing are common not only in Buddhist temples...

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    • Reunification the dream for South Korea’s Buddhist patriarch

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Reunification the dream for South Korea’s Buddhist patriarch
      As the sun set over South Korea’s capital, the usual cacophony of sounds associated with a bustling major city was replaced by human voices — hundreds of thousands of them, chanting peacefully.

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    • 'Charya Nritya': Ancient Buddhist Dances of Wisdom and Healing in the Modern World

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      `Charya Nritya`: Ancient Buddhist Dances of Wisdom and Healing in the Modern World
      From antiquity to the present, Nepal has remained an epicenter and a sanctuary of Dharmic activity—a place of cross-pollination and preservation of ancient traditions. Nepal is magnificent in its dichotomies and seeming contradictions that have blended over time ...

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    • Haunting the Himalayas: Spirits, Demons, and Gods in Tibetan Buddhism

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Haunting the Himalayas: Spirits, Demons, and Gods in Tibetan Buddhism
      Whether by the titanic mountains of the Himalayan range or the weird, lonely, lunar expanse of the plateau itself, it is not unusual to feel overwhelmed by the natural landscape of Tibet. It is small wonder, then, that from the earliest times...

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    • The Search for an Identity in Buddhist Studies

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      The Search for an Identity in Buddhist Studies
      Buddhist Studies in the academy is going through a gradual and understated trend. Yet, this trend is one of the most important stages in its intellectual evolution. Since the 1990s, Buddhist Studies has been welcoming more insiders...

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    • Other-Power in Pure Land Buddhism

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Other-Power in Pure Land Buddhism
      For many coming to Pure Land Buddhism for the first time it is perhaps a point which is not encouraging and sounding too much like other spiritual traditions. It is sometimes further suggested...

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    • Messages on the United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations 2014

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Messages on the United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations 2014
      I extend my greetings to participants of the 11th Anniversary Celebrations and International Buddhist Conference on the United Nations Day of Vesak 2014, being hosted by the National Vietnam Buddhist Sangha. For Buddhists across the world ...

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    • Amitabha Buddha’s Three Vows of Deliverance (Part III – The 20th Vow)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Amitabha Buddha’s Three Vows of Deliverance (Part III – The 20th Vow)
      In the 20th vow, sentient beings in the ten directions are always aware of, or feel concerned, or concentrate their thoughts, about the Land of Bliss upon hearing the name of Amitabha Buddha. They attempt to ‘plant the root of various virtues’...

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    • Amitabha Buddha’s Three Vows of Deliverance (Part I – The 18th Vow)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Amitabha Buddha’s Three Vows of Deliverance (Part I – The 18th Vow)
      In this three-part series, Pure Land columnist Alan Kwan examines the three most important vows of Amitabha Buddha’s forty-eight vows, which constitute Amitabha’s plan for saving sentient beings. These are known as the Three Vows of Deliverance.

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    • Buddhism, the Pearl River Delta and the Maritime Silk Road

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Buddhism, the Pearl River Delta and the Maritime Silk Road
      The 2000-year-old Silk Road refers to the trade routes and transcontinental economy of Central Eurasia. However, its history is much richer when one looks into its maritime dimension. According to Central Eurasian scholar Christopher Beckwith, the naval passageways...

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    • Living on the Edge

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Living on the Edge
      The Diskit monastery is situated on the hill, just above the flood plains of the Shyok River, on its right bank in the Diskit village (3,144 metres (10,315 ft)) in Nubra Valley. Diskit Monastery has been built at the edge of the approach road. Approach to the monastery is through ...

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    • In each of us

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      In each of us
      Despite being a Hindu throughout my life, I have a very high regard for Buddha and Buddhism. I regard Buddhism as the highest pedestal of all other existing religions and philosophies in the world, because Buddha was always humble even after his ‘Enlightenment’. ..

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    • Buddhist Sutta / Sutras Overview

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Buddhist Sutta / Sutras Overview
      In Buddhism, 'sutra' (Sanskrit) or 'sutta' (Pali) refers to canonical scriptures that are believed to be based on actual oral teachings of the Buddha. Although none of them were written down during his lifetime, tradition teaches that his senior disciples memorized his major ...

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    • Dalai Lama: Seek riches and you'll never be satisfied

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Dalai Lama: Seek riches and you`ll never be satisfied
      The Dalai Lama's second day in Louisville started on a solemn and contemplative note as he began two sessions of teachings at the KFC Yum! Center on Monday morning. He said he tells audiences in countries that are not traditionally Buddhist that he discourages ...

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    • Manipulations at 'World Fellowship of Buddhists' Conference

      11/16/2022 9:22:41 AM
      Manipulations at `World Fellowship of Buddhists` Conference

      Buddhism Is Losing Its Voice in Asia

       

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    • Buddhism in Japan

      9/7/2022 10:09:20 AM
      Buddhism in Japan

      Buddhism was imported to Japan via China and Korea in form of a present from the friendly Korean kingdom of Kudara (Paikche) in the 6th century. While Buddhism was welcomed by the ruling nobles as Japan's new state religion, it did not initially spread among the common people due to its complex theories.

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    • Lumbini – Birth and Rebirth

      8/12/2022 10:57:21 AM
      Lumbini – Birth and Rebirth

      Lumbini, Nepal -- As is well-known, Lumbini is the first of the four major holy places of Buddhism, it being where the person who was to become the Buddha was born.

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    • The Rise of K-Buddhism

      7/22/2022 8:41:05 AM
      The Rise of K-Buddhism

      Seoul, Korea -- BTN launched an English YouTube channel to further propagate Korean Buddhism (K-Buddhism) to the globe. BTN has been a pioneer in propagating K-Buddhist content globally and has taken the initiatives in planning and development, classifying various contents, translations, and securing multiple translation supervisors.

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    • The end of Buddhism in Asia?

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      The end of Buddhism in Asia?

      How can Buddhism disappear in Asia? The Chinese government was not able to destroy Tibetan Buddhism from the outside. 

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    • How Buddhism Came to Tibet

      6/22/2022 10:04:45 AM
      How Buddhism Came to Tibet

      The history of Buddhism in Tibet begins with Bon. The Bon religion of Tibet was animistic and shamanistic, and elements of it live on today, to one degree or another, in Tibetan Buddhism.

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    • Sri Lankan Buddhist monks criticize lawmakers

      4/13/2022 8:38:34 AM
      Sri Lankan Buddhist monks criticize lawmakers

      Chief prelates believe they have a historical responsibility to guide the nation out of its economic crisis

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    • Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk and peace activist, dies at 95

      1/26/2022 10:03:31 AM
      Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk and peace activist, dies at 95

      ​(CNN) Thich Nhat Hanh, a prominent Vietnamese Buddhist monk, peace activist and leading voice in opposition to the Vietnam War, has died at Tu Hieu Temple in Hue, Vietnam. He was 95.

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    • Vesak: Most Sacred Holy Day of Theravada Buddhism

      5/26/2021 2:16:43 PM
      Vesak: Most Sacred Holy Day of Theravada Buddhism

      Vesak is the most sacred holy day of Theravada Buddhism. Also called Visakha Puja or Wesak, Vesak is an observation of the birth, enlightenment, and death (parinirvana) of the historical Buddha.

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    • Huayan Buddhism

      5/19/2021 9:59:12 AM
      Huayan Buddhism

      The Huayan or Flower Garland school of Mahayana Buddhism is respected to this day for the quality of its scholarship and teaching. 

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    • Introduction to Theravada Buddhism

      5/5/2021 9:16:17 AM
      Introduction to Theravada Buddhism

      Theravada is the dominant form of Buddhism in most of southeast Asia, including Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. It claims about 100 million adherents worldwide. 

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    • Origins of Mahayana Buddhism

      3/10/2021 9:31:03 AM
      Origins of Mahayana Buddhism

      For nearly two millennia, Buddhism has been divided into two major schools, Theravada and Mahayana. Scholars have viewed Theravada Buddhism as "original" and Mahayana as a divergent school that split away, but modern scholarship questions this perspective.

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    • Schools of Tibetan Buddhism

      3/1/2021 10:13:10 AM
      Schools of Tibetan Buddhism

      Buddhism first reached Tibet in the 7th century. By the 8th-century teachers such as Padmasambhava were traveling to Tibet to teach the dharma. In time Tibetans developed their own perspectives and approaches to the Buddhist path.

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    • US Congress Recognizes Reincarnation

      12/30/2020 9:20:34 AM
      US Congress Recognizes Reincarnation

      WASHINGTON, D.C., December 24, 2020 (Religion News Service): Among the hodgepodge of legislative loose ends that made their way into the $900 billion spending bill passed by Congress on Monday night (Dec. 21) was a significant update to the 18-year-old Tibetan Policy Act, strengthening U.S. support for Tibetan autonomy and religious freedom for followers of Tibetan Buddhism around the globe.

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    • Nourishing our Togetherness, Protecting our Planet

      3/18/2016 9:54:35 AM
      Nourishing our Togetherness, Protecting our Planet

      As we approach our next retreat on “Sustainability, Mindfulness and Community Life” at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism (EIAB) in Germany from March 31st to April 3rd...

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    • YES! Enshrine Buddhism as Thailand State Religion

      3/8/2016 10:46:16 AM
      YES! Enshrine Buddhism as Thailand State Religion

      Buddhist teachings like any other religions, tries to influence its followers to do good and be morally and ethically correct according to the interpretation of its teachings. In many other countries, over time, some of these religious rules and teachings are interpreted and incorporated into the nation secular laws or becomes laws in themselves.

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    • Three Ways, Two Paths, and One Practice for Rebirth

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Three Ways, Two Paths, and One Practice for Rebirth
      Awakening the aspiration for enlightenment, believing deeply in the law of causality, and chanting the Mahayana sutras and encouraging people to follow their teachings.

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    • Borobudur to Become an International Destination for Buddhist Pilgrims

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Borobudur to Become an International Destination for Buddhist Pilgrims
      Indonesia’s coordinating minister for maritime affairs has said that Indonesia aims to make Borobudur, an ancient Mahayana Buddhist temple complex and UNESCO world heritage site in Central Java...

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    • Survey Reveals Over 12,000 Temples in Japan Lack Resident Monks

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Survey Reveals Over 12,000 Temples in Japan Lack Resident Monks
      A recent survey carried out by The Asahi Shimbun newspaper showed that 12,065 Buddhist temples in Japan are without resident monks, representing 16 per cent of temples affiliated with the 10 most popular schools of Buddhism in the country.

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    • Thich Nhat Hanh Speaks First Words Since November 2014 Stroke

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Thich Nhat Hanh Speaks First Words Since November 2014 Stroke
      Renowned Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, affectionately known to his followers as Thay, has spoken his first words since suffering a stroke in November 2014, according to an update on his condition from the monks and nuns of Thay’s Plum Village community...

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    • Rethinking Life Release

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Rethinking Life Release
      In recent years, the Buddhist practice of life release, or in Chinese, fangsheng (放生), has become a highly contentious topic, pitting life release advocates against environmentalists, animal rights activists, and even other Buddhists. While everyone agrees on the virtues of...

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    • The Journey of Women Going Forth into the Bhikkhuni Order in Bangladesh

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      The Journey of Women Going Forth into the Bhikkhuni Order in Bangladesh
      There is an ongoing controversy within the Theravada tradition over the validity of bhikkhuni or female ordination. However, with strong support from some senior and influential monks within the sangha, the bhikkhuni order is now undergoing a revival...

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    • Conscientious Compassion—Bhikkhu Bodhi on Climate Change, Social Justice, and Saving the World

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Conscientious Compassion—Bhikkhu Bodhi on Climate Change, Social Justice, and Saving the World
      American scholar and Theravada monk Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi might not receive the same high-profile press coverage as the Roman Catholic Church’s charismatic standard-bearer Pope Francis, but it is becoming evident to Buddhism watchers and commentators ...

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    • Time to look within

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Time to look within
      The annual three-month Buddhist Lent, starting today, aims at giving monks time for intensive meditation and spiritual contemplation. Many devout Buddhists also use this period to observe more strictly the sila or moral precepts ...

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    • Thai Buddhists to help anti-Muslim Myanmar monks set up radio station

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Thai Buddhists to help anti-Muslim Myanmar monks set up radio station
      Thai Buddhists have offered to help a network of hardline anti-Muslim Myanmar monks set up a radio station to spread their message across a nation where sectarian hatred is on the rise.

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    • Dharma and the Erotic: How Should We Love?

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Dharma and the Erotic: How Should We Love?
      A good deal of contemporary Buddhist literature exists that confronts unhealthy and deluded ideas of romantic and sexual love. Today’s popular media and advertising certainly peddles a distorted vision of erotic desire, or eros, as one of self-fulfillment and attachment...

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    • Nationalism, not Buddhism, is Thailand's true religion

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Nationalism, not Buddhism, is Thailand`s true religion
      Every time Thailand hits world headlines — be it because of forced or child prostitution, slave labor, human trafficking or political violence — the world asks: how could a Buddhist country commit such crimes?

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    • Buddhists invited to join nationwide celebration of Visakha Puja Day 2015

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Buddhists invited to join nationwide celebration of Visakha Puja Day 2015
      The Department of Religious Affairs has invited Buddhists in Thailand to perform good deeds and wear white clothes on their visit to nearby temples on the occasion of Visakha Puja Day and Atthamee Puja Day 2015.

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    • Eighteen International Scholars Awarded 2014/15 in Buddhist Studies

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Eighteen International Scholars Awarded 2014/15 in Buddhist Studies
      The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation announced on 12 May that 18 scholars who are seeking to shed fresh light on a range of Buddhism-related subjects have been selected for grants under The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies.

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    • The Magha Puja Festival: A Time to Make Merit for Southeast Asian Buddhists

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      The Magha Puja Festival: A Time to Make Merit for Southeast Asian Buddhists
      The Southeast Asian countries Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar are known for their many colorful and enjoyable festivals. One of the most popular is Magha Puja or Sangha Day, an important Buddhist festival that extends across many cultures and beliefs...

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