• Chance to admire ancient Buddhist relics

    Chance to admire ancient Buddhist relics

    April 23 - The sacred relics of Buddha Shakyamuni and other Buddhist masters will go on display during the Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour exhibition to be held around the country.
  • 7 Reasons You Should Eat Fruit For Lunch

    7 Reasons You Should Eat Fruit For Lunch

    The best way to stay healthy is to eat fruit for lunch and maintain a healthy diet for your other meals providing a sound foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Fruits are an excellent lunch food for everyone because they make healthy snacks and desserts.
  • Thai community celebrates new year

    Thai community celebrates new year

    The normally sleepy acreage suburb of Forestdale, nestled between Brisbane’s southern suburbs and Logan, will explode in colour and the enticing aroma of Thai cuisine on Easter Sunday as more than 10,000 people converge on the Thai community’s Buddhist Temple to celebrate Thai New Year.
  • His Holiness Expresses Sadness over Ferry Sinking in South Korea

    His Holiness Expresses Sadness over Ferry Sinking in South Korea

    Dharamsala, HP, India, 19 April 2014 - In a letter to the President of  the Republic of South Korea, Ms Park Geun-hye, written immediately upon  his arrival from Japan this afternoon, His Holiness the Dalai Lama  expressed his deep sadness at the loss of so many lives as a result of  the tragic ferry accident off the coast of South Korea.
  • Japan Tour Ends with Audiences with Tibetans, Mongolians and Chinese

    Japan Tour Ends with Audiences with Tibetans, Mongolians and Chinese

    Tokyo, Japan, 18 April 2014 - Before leaving for the airport and his flight back to India this morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama made time to meet separately with groups of Chinese, Mongolians and Tibetans. 
  • Full Day of Teachings in Tokyo

    Full Day of Teachings in Tokyo

    Tokyo, Japan, 17 April 2014 - The 1200 people who gathered to listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama teach in Tokyo today were mostly Japanese, but also included Koreans, Mongolians and Chinese, some from Taiwan and some from China. To begin with His Holiness explained what would be recited at the beginning, a verse of Pali, the Heart Sutra in Japanese and the verses of salutation from Nagarjuna’s’ Fundamental Treatise on the Middle Way’ and Maitreya’s ‘Ornament for Clear Realization.
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama Meets Indians, Chinese and Sotoshu Monks in Tokyo

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama Meets Indians, Chinese and Sotoshu Monks in Tokyo

    Tokyo, Japan, 16 April 2014 - Having arrived in Tokyo yesterday evening, His Holiness the Dalai Lama had meetings with several quite different groups of people today. The first was a group of business people from India. He began by telling them how he praises India all over the world for its religious harmony, the way different faiths, some originating in India and others coming from abroad live peacefully side by side. He suggested Indian communities overseas should make more of this wherever they are. In the 21st century, the secular approach exemplified by India is increasingly relevant all over the world.
  • Public Talk in Koyasan before Departure for Tokyo

    Public Talk in Koyasan before Departure for Tokyo

    Koyasan, Japan, 15 April 2014 - Once more Koyasan was bathed in bright sunshine as His Holiness the Dalai Lama paid a visit to the Daito Stupa. It stands in the Danjo Garan, an area of Koyasan established by Kobo Daishi for training in the practice of esoteric Buddhism. He visited one of the adjacent halls which contain colossal statues related to Vairochana and admired paintings of Kobo Daishi and Nagarjuna high on the walls.
  • Remembering a Hero of Buddhist Politics: The B.R. Ambedkar University of Lucknow Hosts Seminar on Ambedkar’s Thought

    Remembering a Hero of Buddhist Politics: The B.R. Ambedkar University of Lucknow Hosts Seminar on Ambedkar’s Thought

    Second only to Gandhi and Nehru in Indian postcolonial consciousness is the political giant of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. Such has been his influence that entire universities were founded in his name, such as the B.R. Ambedkar University of Lucknow, a Central University of India. From 14 – 15 April 2014, the University’s School for Ambedkar Studies is organizing a two-day International Seminar on “Understanding Dr. Ambedkar’s Concept of Dhamma: Transforming Self and Society”.
  • Vairochana-abhisambodhi Empowerment in Koyasan

    Vairochana-abhisambodhi Empowerment in Koyasan

    Koyasan, Japan, 14 April 2014 - In contrast to yesterday, the weather this morning was bright as His Holiness the Dalai Lama walked to the Koyasan University Auditorium. He was to undertake the preparatory rituals for the Vairochana-abhisambodhi empowerment he was going to give.
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Hue Buddhists hold annual ceremony
Feb 08 -- THUA THIEN - HUE (VNS)  — 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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Secret Tibetan Book of the Dead | History Channel Documentary
Bardo Thodol: The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State, it is often referred to in the West by the more casual title, Tibetan Book of the Dead, a name which draws a parallel with the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, another funerary text. The Tibetan text describes, and is intended to guide one through, the experiences that the consciousness has after death, during the interval between death and the next rebirth. This interval is known in Tibetan as the bardo. The text also includes chapters on the signs of death, and rituals to undertake when death is closing in, or has taken place. It is the most internationally famous and widespread work of Tibetan Nyingma literature. According to Tibetan tradition, the Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State was composed in the 8th century by Padmasambhava, written down by his primary student, Yeshe Tsogyal, buried in the Gampo hills in central Tibet and subsequently discovered by a Tibetan terton, Karma Lingpa, in the 14th century.[7][8] There were variants of the book among different sects.[9] The Tibetan Book of the Dead was first published in 1927 by Oxford University Press. Dr. Walter Y. Evans-Wentz chose this title because of the parallels he found with the Egyptian Book of the Dead.[10] The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State is recited by Tibetan Buddhist lamas over a dying or recently deceased person, or sometimes over an effigy of the deceased. The name means literally "liberation through hearing in the intermediate state".
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