Mapping the Mind - Day 1
13/04/2014 22:36 (GMT+7)
Kyoto, Japan, 11 April 2014 - A two day dialogue between scientists and contemplative scholars and practitioners focussed on the theme ‘Mapping the Mind’ in Japan’s erstwhile capital, Kyoto, began promptly today. Arthur Zajonc, President of the Mind & Life Institute and Sakiko Yoshikawa, Director of the Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University were brisk in their introductory remarks. They invited His Holiness the Dalai Lama to open the proceedings, which he did.
Meditation: HereNowNeverNowhere
29/03/2014 23:28 (GMT+7)
March 21 -- What miracle product gives you happiness, compassion, and perhaps more surprisingly, toned abs, a fulfilling sex life, and a healthy bank balance? The answer will amaze you. It's the same product that connects the Dalai Lama and Rupert Murdoch; meditation.

Sinful to discriminate against leprosy patients: Dalai Lama
21/03/2014 13:53 (GMT+7)
New Delhi, India, 20 March 2014 (PTI) – Even though India has achieved the World Health Organisation's (WHO) elimination level for leprosy, the social stigma associated with the disease is still prevalent, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said.
Inculcate ancient Indian teachings with modern education: Dalai Lama
20/03/2014 21:09 (GMT+7)
Shimla, HP, India, 19 March 2014 (IANS) - Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama Wednesday stressed the need to inculcate ancient Indian teachings with modern education.

When love and Buddhism go hand-in-hand
14/02/2014 22:33 (GMT+7)
February 14 -- It is rare for the important days of two faiths to fall on the same date. Yet, it happens today when Thais celebrate St Valentine’s Day and Makha Bucha Day. For many young people, especially those in love, Valentine’s Day surely brings more fun to them, while devout Buddhists who believe in true happiness from faith certainly opt for observing Makha Bucha.
Journey To The West
11/02/2014 12:18 (GMT+7)
February 10 -- The question “How slow can you go?” is answered with sublime poise (quite literally) by actor Lee Kang-Sheng in Tsai Ming-Liang’s extraordinary Journey To The West (Xi You) - a film that may well be the last word in (and overtly on the subject of) ‘Slow Cinema’. A follow-up to the Taiwanese director’s 2012 short Walker – which originally formed part of the portmanteau film Beautiful 2012 - Journey takes the same premise, a Buddhist monk walking at something slower than tortoise pace, relocates it in Marseille and introduces the always fascinating wild card of Denis Lavant.

Spreading Buddhism via old-style storytelling
09/02/2014 13:48 (GMT+7)
Feb 06 --   OSAKA: In an effort to broaden the understanding of Buddhism among the lay population, some followers are using a traditional form of Japanese storytelling as a teaching tool.
The Practice of Mindfulness
30/01/2014 18:42 (GMT+7)
The meditation method taught by the Buddha is called Satipatthana or mindfulness meditation. This simple but profound technique removes greed, hatred and delusion by the application of systematic and sustained mindfulness to one’s own mental and physical processes.

A Buddhist Ritual Gets an Ecologically Correct Update
27/01/2014 16:13 (GMT+7)
"Release life," the practice of freeing caged animals into the wild to generate good karma, is now an environmentally friendly act of kindness.
Leveling Out All Conceptions
24/01/2014 13:06 (GMT+7)
Herein is contained a teaching conferred by Serlingpa on Atisha to help him subdue the barbarian borderlands. The guardian and teacher Serlingpa said to Master Atisha, “Son, to subdue the barbarian borderlands, you will need the following teachings:"

Buddhist Spectrum – Book Review: Muni’s mission
09/01/2014 10:10 (GMT+7)
Muni, an incredible Buddhist boyhood by Dr Susunaga Weeraperuma is a neatly brought out book that merits to be read and re-read by both Buddhists as well as non-Buddhists interested in Buddhist ideals such as Karma and Rebirth.
No Form, Feelings, Perceptions, Mental Formations, Consciousness: A Buddhist Perspective on AI
03/01/2014 11:23 (GMT+7)
January 02 - It seems as though every day we grow closer to creating fully conscious and emergent artificial intelligences. As I’ve written about before, this poses a problem for many religions, especially those that ascribe a special place for humanity and for human consciousness in the cosmos. Buddhism stands out as an exception. Buddhism may be the one system of religious thought that not only accepts but will actively embrace any AIs that we produce as a species.

Jack Kornfield, Buddhist Teacher And Former Monk, Explains How To Stay Present And Conquer Fear (VIDEO)
18/12/2013 22:13 (GMT+7)
December 16 - In today's fast-paced world, it can be easy to focus more on what's down the road than what's in front of you. Though living in the present is often a challenge, former monk Jack Kornfield says it's important -- especially for those looking to find more peace and calm in their lives.
The Buddha & the Angry Young Man
02/12/2013 12:12 (GMT+7)
“One day Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him.“You have no right teaching others,” he shouted. “You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake.”Buddha was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man “Tell me, if you buy a gift for someone, and that person does not take it, to whom does the gift belong?”

Benefits of Meditation
23/11/2013 11:03 (GMT+7)
Buddhist Spectrum: Initial Buddhist missionary activities
21/11/2013 11:27 (GMT+7)
November 21 - The announcement of the future Buddhahood of Maitriya Buddha in the Kingdom of Ketumati , the commencement of first ever Buddhist Missionary activity by 60 Arahats, the blessed ones journey to Uruvila in order to convert the Jatila Brothers to Buddhism, the last month of the rain retreat season (Vas), the passing away of the Dharmasenadhipati, one of the chief disciples - Sariputta, were some significant events.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Online Advice Book Emotions: Fears
19/11/2013 18:03 (GMT+7)
Rinpoche gave the following advice on how to put an end to worry. Rather than staying worried, recite Mani mantras to purify past negative karma, then there’s no need to worry. Everything dies—everything grows and dies, comes and goes—so our main aim should be enlightenment. All other things are not important.
Causes of one’s downfall
17/11/2013 12:24 (GMT+7)
The wicked are dear to him, with the virtuous he finds no delight, he prefers the creed of the wicked — this is a cause of one’s downfall.

Nuances of loving kindness
15/11/2013 10:18 (GMT+7)
Nov 14 -- Loving kindness is very much easier said than done. Especially in a country like Sri Lanka, where Buddhists follow the cultural mode of the Buddha's teachings, it is difficult to practise this sublime human quality.
Buddhist Spectrum: Wheel of existence
15/11/2013 10:01 (GMT+7)
November 14-- The wheel of life, also known as the wheel of becoming, is essentially a pictorial signifier representing the signified - Buddhist philosophy. The picture shows a wheel of divided into six parts or cells by spokes commencing from a central hub and radiating to the rim of the wheel.

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