Transforming Depression
25/02/2010 04:27 (GMT+7)
The best solution to purify the karma of having depression is to do the purification practice of Vajrasattva. As long as the karma isn't purified, you'll continue to suffer from depression again in future lives.
What Buddhism Is
25/02/2010 04:27 (GMT+7)
"Buddhism is not a religion according to its dictionary meaning because it has no centre in God, as is the case in all other religions. Strictly speaking, Buddhism is a system of philosophy coordinated with a code of morality, physical and mental. The goal in view is the extinction of suffering and death."

25/02/2010 04:27 (GMT+7)
Why is it so important to learn about Buddhism and to practice it? Because what we are all seeking is happiness and what none of us want is suffering. Therefore we need to abandon the real cause of suffering and create the unmistaken cause of happiness.
What is Theravada Buddhism?
25/02/2010 04:55 (GMT+7)
Theravada (Pali: thera "elders" + vada "word, doctrine"), the "Doctrine of the Elders," is the name for the school of Buddhism that draws its scriptural inspiration from the Pali Canon, or Tipitaka, which scholars generally accept as the oldest record of the Buddha's teachings.

The Five Mindfulness Trainings (Revised - July 2009)
25/03/2010 01:19 (GMT+7)
Sisters and brothers in the community, this is the moment when we enjoy reciting the Five Mindfulness Trainings together. The Five Mindfulness Trainings represent the Buddhist vision for a global spirituality and ethic. They are a concrete expression of the Buddha’s teachings on the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path
Introductory Lecture on Karma
29/03/2010 09:40 (GMT+7)
I’m very happy to be here in Xalapa once more, and the topic that I’ve been asked to speak about this evening is karma. Of course when we study some topic in Buddhism it is important to have some idea of why we want to study it, what is its importance, and how it fits in the whole context of Buddhism.

Is Buddhism of actual importance to our age?
01/04/2010 22:13 (GMT+7)
Consider for a moment the following: Within the short time of our communication here, hundred of thousands of people are being born or are dying. These occurrences are so self-evident that we hardly take notice of them. Nevertheless they belong to the few really important indeed they are the most important events of all, for the individual as well as for the whole of mankind.
What Is This Religion?
15/04/2010 02:29 (GMT+7)
Every man must have a religion especially one which appeals to the intellectual mind. A man failing to observe religious principles becomes a danger to society. While there is no doubt that scientists and psychologists have widened our intellectual horizon, they have not been able to tell us our purpose in life, something a proper religion can do. 

Buddhism: A General Outline
15/04/2010 02:28 (GMT+7)
. Buddhism is therefore not just a faith, but a religion based on supreme enlightenment; it is a system of teachings and practice with enlightenment as its ultimate goal.
The Life of the Buddha and His Greatness
15/04/2010 02:28 (GMT+7)
In the full-moon day of May  in the year 623 B. C.  there was born, in the Lumbini Park at Kapilavatthu, on the borders of Nepal, a noble Prince of aristocratic Saakya clan. His father was King Suddhoodana, and his mother Queen Mahaa Maayaa.

What is the Triple Gem?
15/04/2010 02:27 (GMT+7)
Parts of this analysis of the Triple Gem were originally used to teach new monks here at the temple and have been printed twice in book form. Now that a group of people who feel that the book would be beneficial to Buddhists at large have pooled their resources and asked permission to print it a third time, I have decided to expand it into a handbook for all Buddhist adherents
Why I Am a Buddhist
15/04/2010 02:26 (GMT+7)
I would like to explain why, about fifteen years ago, I became interested in Buddhism and have continued to practice and study it since then. I am an American and was raised as a Roman Catholic. But by the time I was halfway through high school, I became disenchanted with Christianity and with all Western religions.

An Introduction to the Abhidharma
02/05/2010 10:57 (GMT+7)
In Chapters 30 through 41, I will discuss the philosophical and psychological aspects of Buddhism presented in the seven books of the Abhidharma Pitaka of the Pali canon. I will not look in great detail at the lists of factors, or dharmas, found in many competent books on the Abhidharma.
A Common Buddhist Chanting in English
08/05/2010 03:03 (GMT+7)
Chanting plays an important role in the practice, preservation and continuation of the Buddha Dharma throughout the centuries. Various Buddhist traditions have developed Buddhist chanting over time either in Pali or other national languages in harmony with their cultural and ethnic traditions

The Buddha
17/05/2010 09:39 (GMT+7)
On the fullmoon day of May, in the year 623 B.C., there was born in the district of Nepal an Indian Sakya Prince named Siddhartha Gotama, who was destined to be the greatest religious teacher in the world. Brought up in the lap of luxury, receiving an education befitting a prince, he married and had a son.
The Dhamma: Is it a philosophy?
17/05/2010 09:38 (GMT+7)
The non-aggressive, moral and philosophical system expounded by the Buddha, which demands no blind faith from its adherents, expounds no dogmatic creeds, encourages no superstitious rites and ceremonies, but advocates a golden mean that guides a disciple through pure living and pure thinking to the gain of supreme wisdom and deliverance from all evil, is called the Dhamma and is popularly known as Buddhism.

Is it a religion?
17/05/2010 09:37 (GMT+7)
Buddhism does not demand blind faith from its adherents. Here mere belief is dethroned and is substituted by confidence based on knowledge, which, in Pali, is known as saddha. The confidence placed by a follower on the Buddha is like that of a sick person in a noted physician, or a student in his teacher.
Some salient features of Buddhism
17/05/2010 09:36 (GMT+7)
The foundations of Buddhism are the four Noble Truths -- namely, Suffering (the raison d'etre of Buddhism), its cause (i.e., Craving), its end (i.e., Nibbana, the Summum Bonum of Buddhism), and the Middle Way.

Kamma or the Law of Moral Causation
17/05/2010 09:35 (GMT+7)
We are faced with a totally ill-balanced world. We perceive the inequalities and manifold destinies of men and the numerous grades of beings that exist in the universe. We see one born into a condition of affluence, endowed with fine mental, moral and physical qualities and another into a condition of abject poverty and wretchedness.
The Practice of Altruism as a Common Spirit For Diverse Religions
21/05/2010 01:12 (GMT+7)
Dharma Master Cheng Yen founded Tzu Chi Foundation in 1966, with the philosophy of “helping others, helping yourself”, and emphasizing altruism. The four missions that carried by Tzu Chi members for more than four decades include charity, medicine, education and humanity.

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