Iranians' Role in Expansion of Buddhism
24/09/2013 15:59 (GMT+7)
In the six century BCE and simultaneously with the formation of the Achaemenid Dynasty in Iran many Indians abandoned their homes and wandered as monks into deserts and jungles. Their purpose from such wandering life was to lead a religious life in order to get rid of all the pains that mortals are doomed to suffer. One of these monks was Gautama or Buddha whose real name was Sidarta. 
Life and Nature of the Buddha
31/08/2013 11:16 (GMT+7)
Gautama Buddha, the founder of what came to be known as Buddhism, lived in Northern India in the 6th century B.C. His personal name was Siddhartha, and family name Gotama. The name ‘Buddha’ was given to Him after He attained Enlightenment and realized the Truth. It means the ‘Awakened’ or the ‘Enlightened One’. He generally called Himself the Tathagata, while His followers called Him Bhagava, the Blessed One. Others spoke of Him as Gotama or Sakyamuni.

A short history of Buddhagaya
26/07/2013 11:02 (GMT+7)
There are four places, Ananda, a pious person should visit, look upon with feelings and sentiments of reverence. What are the four (4)?
Esala Poya
22/07/2013 09:55 (GMT+7)
Esala Poya commemorates several important events in the history of Buddhism Prominent events associated with Esala.

Buddhist Religion in Thailand
25/03/2013 22:30 (GMT+7)
The Thais are a deeply religious people. For the Buddhist majority it underlies all activities and is the backbone of the Thai culture – a culture that has survived intact and independent for so long largely because of the principles of the Buddhist faith.
Gautama Buddha’s life (4) (Final Part)
17/02/2013 10:23 (GMT+7)

Gautama Buddha’s life (3)
17/02/2013 10:22 (GMT+7)
Gautama Buddha’s life (2)
15/02/2013 18:05 (GMT+7)

Gautama Buddha’s life (1)
15/02/2013 09:59 (GMT+7)
The Lessons One Can Learn From Our Great Gautama Buddha
14/02/2013 21:36 (GMT+7)
To find an end to the suffering, for him and the rest of the world was not an easy task. For a person, who had everything in life, renunciation is not a consideration at all. But, Prince Siddhartha took that step because he saw the impermanence in everything including his joyful affluent life.

Tảo Sách Pagoda
06/02/2013 21:00 (GMT+7)
Tảo Sách Pagoda - the millennium-old sacred building, which is located at 386 Lạc Long Quân Street, Nhật Tân Precinct, Tây Hồ District, Hà Nội Capital, formally known as Tào Sách (original name) and then Linh Sơn (second name) in Nhật Tân Commune, Thượng communal group, Hoàng Long District, Hà Đông province (olden day), has long been recognized as a historical and cultural relic.
Buddhism in Thailand
17/06/2012 05:13 (GMT+7)
This work presents facts and figures about the current condition of Buddhism in Thailand, historical background sketches of the establishment and growth of the Buddhist community in Thailand and information on Buddhist education in Thailand. (9-10 December, 2002)

Buddhism in Myanmar
17/06/2012 05:12 (GMT+7)
Myanmar, or Burma as the nation has been known throughout history, is one of the major countries following Theravada Buddhism. In recent years Myanmar has attained special eminence as the host for the Sixth Buddhist Council, held in Yangon (Rangoon) between 1954 and 1956, and as the source from which two of the major systems of Vipassana meditation have emanated out into the greater world: the tradition springing from the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw of Thathana Yeiktha and that springing from Sayagyi U Ba Khin of the International Meditation Centre.
Brief History of Buddhism in Cambodia
04/08/2011 01:42 (GMT+7)
First of all, please let me express my deepest thanks to the organisers of the 2m World Buddhist Forum especially the Most Ven. Yi Cheng President of the Buddhist Association of China, the Most Ven. Hsing Yun President of the Buddha's Life International Association, the Most Ven. Kok Kwong President of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association, H.E.Mr. Ye Xiaowen Chairman of the China Religious Culture Communication Association, who have allowed me to participate in this prestigious conference.

Wittgenstein and Naagaarjuna's paradox
13/07/2011 09:07 (GMT+7)
Several recent writers have claimed that some of Naagaarjuna's ideas are in agreement with those of the later Wittgenstein and that Naagaarjuna can be seen as taking up a Wittgensteinian position against his opponents. I believe that such views are mistaken and that it is, if anything, the Tractarian nature of his philosophy which explains "Naagaarjuna's paradox," namely, the fact that his effort to destroy all views had the opposite result of creating scholasticisms both ancient and modern which obscure the religious truth which was his principal concern.
Buddhist Nuns in Sri Lanka
05/07/2011 00:06 (GMT+7)
Some of the most haunting and moving voices of the Pali canon are those that resonate through the fragmentary poems of the theris or nuns of early Buddhism. That these fragmentary verses have been preserved and included in the Buddhist doctrinal canon indicate that nuns were considered an intrinsic part of the sangha in the early years of Buddhism.

Xuanzang: A Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road
04/07/2011 23:48 (GMT+7)
Xuanzang: A Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road. By Sally Hovey Wriggins. (Boulder: Westview Press, 1996. Pp. xxiv, 263. $32.50.) Ancient and medieval China produced at least three great explorers who are comparable to Ibn Batuta and Marco Polo: Zhang Qian (second century B.C.), and the Buddhist monks Fa Man (fifth century A.D.) and Xuanzang (seventh century A.D.). Of the five, perhaps the greatest, and certainly the one with the deepest influence on his own and related civilizations, was Xuanzang.
Japanese Buddhism in America
04/07/2011 23:48 (GMT+7)
The journey of Buddhism from Japan to America is one not easily told in eight minutes. It is a story of Buddhism in flux. Within Japan one hundred years ago, Buddhism was undergoing great changes in the face of declining state support and the onslaught of modern and western views on religion.

Indian Buddhism
04/07/2011 23:47 (GMT+7)
In this great philosophical insight the ontology of interdependence of cause and effect is explained as a relationship of conjoint conditionality. The texts of Amritkanika equate life and death cycle with ignorance of conjoint conjunction. An animate being rotates in the cycle of birth and death on account of avidya, i.e. not knowing the true nature of existence of life. It is pertinent to mention that ancient wisdom always looked for essence and nature of human life.
From Asia to the West:The Transformation of Buddhism
21/12/2010 04:02 (GMT+7)
Buddhism, introduced to China around 67AD by two monks coming from India, has a history of a long process of importation, assimilation and transformation of a foreign religion which progressively became one of the main foundations of the Chinese society as well as a powerful artistic inspiration.

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