Top 10 Buddhist Teachers Living in America
08/01/2011 00:18 (GMT+7)
New York, USA -- Wanna get you some meditation, some peace, some wisdom? Wanna do a weekend program where you learn how to calm and open your mind to...reality?
Remember, change is the only constant
08/01/2011 00:18 (GMT+7)
The moral of the Japanese fable is based on the Buddhist Doctrine of Impermanence or Anitya: people and events too can be looked upon simply as impersonal products of causes and conditions just like rain drops falling randomly on the pond. We mistakenly attribute intrinsic meanings and significance to them. Everything is in a flux: change is the only constant.

The Bhikkhuni question
08/01/2011 00:17 (GMT+7)
Bangkok, Thailand -- To many, it is a non-issue, either because they do not believe the Theravada bhikkhuni sangha can be revived, do not see any need for it, do not think women want it, or do not even know it already exists. Yet, with Theravada bhikkhunis now found in every region of Thailand, as well as around the world, the issue cannot be ignored for long.
“What If?” Guidelines for choosing a Buddhist teacher
05/04/2011 06:52 (GMT+7)
How should you go about choosing a Buddhist teacher? Lewis Richmond has some smart suggestions for you in this full article from the “Going It Alone: Making It Work as an Unaffiliated Buddhist” section of the Spring 2010 issue of Buddhadharma — at your favorite newsstand now.

Animal Rights and Buddhism
05/04/2011 06:50 (GMT+7)
"The Question" recently at the Washington Post's On Faith website was "do animals have rights?" Typically for this site, none of the answers are from Buddhists. So I began to think about how I would answer the question.
Buddhistic Revelation to the Modern World
05/04/2011 07:09 (GMT+7)
Engaged in life at the turn of a civilization, we must confront all crucial conflicts due to the chaos of differing ideologies mankind has been entangled in from the very beginning of civilization. The more we struggle and our efforts increase, the more exhausted and further down pressed into hopelessness and misdirection, and the heavier the loss of confidence in oneself.

How the Japanese Defeated Missionaries
05/06/2011 01:55 (GMT+7)
Shosan Suzuki, author of anti-Christian attack pieces in the 17th century, is cited by economic historian Shichihei Yamamoto as "the founder of Japanese capitalism."
11/06/2011 18:12 (GMT+7)
The Praj~naapaaramitaa-hrdaya-suutra( 般若波罗蜜多心         经 )is not one  of the  Vij~naanavaada's  texts, but         Kuei-chi  (窥基  )in his PPHV(  般若波罗蜜多心经幽赞         )explains its meanings with Vij~naanavada's theories         by means  of not only  borrowing  the theories  from         LAS( 楞伽经 ), MSA (大乘庄严经论  )and YCBH 瑜伽师地         论 )

21st Century World and Humanistic Buddhism
17/07/2011 01:46 (GMT+7)
21st Century World is characterized by extremities and complexities in the thoughts and practices of people. Really today's world is complex matrix of people of different races, regions, faiths and religions. Different languages, types of governments, traditions and cultures, economies and technological advancements have developed various organizations which have constant interactions and influences of one upon another.
Buddhist Charity
13/07/2011 09:12 (GMT+7)
Buddhist charity is not only the need of socialization of charity, but also the important way for the weak social communities to obtain the social supports. To develop the active function of Buddhist charity in constructing harmonious society, Buddhism circle should cultivate and improve the concept of Buddhist charity, building effective mechanism to it, create social credibility of it, and build up charity brand.

Bodhi Cultivation
04/08/2011 01:48 (GMT+7)
IntroductionCharity is the core of Mahayana Buddhism; compassion is the spirit of the Bodhisattva path. “Loving kindness brings happiness to all sentient beings and compassion saves all sentient beings from suffering”, goes a saying in the Great Treatise on the Perfection of Wisdom (Mahāprajñāpāramitā Śastra)(大智度论). In Baoji Jing(宝集经), we are also taught to “provide money for the poor, medicine for the ill, protection for the defenseless, home for the homeless, and support for the helpless.”
Do We Need National Buddhist Traditions?
04/08/2011 01:44 (GMT+7)
Abstract:If we define the word “nation” we discover that there exist many concepts about it. But all these concepts about a group of people called “nation” are based on the limited experience and view of a certain place and time. In the same way as an individual identifies with a “self”, a nation identifies with its characteristics and typical features it proclaims. In the same way many Buddhists identify themselves with a certain national Buddhist tradition. But the Buddha didn’t give his teachings to a certain nation, but to everybody who asked for advice or a teaching.

Suggestions Regarding Compiling an Abridged Common Buddhist Canon
30/09/2011 01:38 (GMT+7)
An issue confronting Buddhism in the modern world is how to promote its scriptures as a foundation for a correct understanding of the Dharma as well as a means of promoting the Dharma among its own followers and among interested people in general. The volume as well as the diversity of the texts found in the three major collections of scriptures in Pali, Chinese and Tibetan makes the very idea of dissemination widely the Tripitaka in toto quite untenable.
The Pearl of the Tripitaka, Two Vaggas in the Sutta- Nipāta
30/09/2011 01:35 (GMT+7)
From the deafening silence that the Buddha experienced during the moonlit moment beneath the Bodhi tree, flowed the teaching of the Dharma. 2,500 years has since passed, and the accumulations of the Teachings into various versions of the Tripitaka have swelled into monstrous proportions. Numerous schools, countless interpretations and explanations of the teachings have been done. Buddhism and its literature have come a long way, and maybe some of its original luster has been lost among the clusters of information. Therefore, it ignites sparkles when one read suttas that are flowered with ancient simplicity and waltzed with the thunder of non-duality. The earliest chapters of the Sutta Nipāta do have such quality and, according to the erudite Professor Luis o. Gomez, "The significance of these passages cannot be exaggerated."[1]

The Moral Systems of Confucianiam And Buddhism
17/07/2011 01:41 (GMT+7)
When two moral systems have incompatible moral tenetssuch as Buddhism and Confucianism, and if a third moralsystem claims to have integrated the two conflicating moralteachings; serious questions arise on on theoretical andpractical grounds. One of the questions is whether theintegration is syncretism or synthesis. According to ThomasF. Hoult, "all religious doctrines are syncretic.''
A Buddhist perspective on animal rights
30/09/2011 01:34 (GMT+7)
About fifteen years ago there was an Associated Press article with a dateline from a northern Japanese fishing village. Several people from a fishing vessel were washed overboard in a storm far at sea. One of the women was found still alive on a beach near her village three days later. At the time a giant sea turtle was briefly seen swimming just offshore. The woman said that when she was about to drown the turtle had come to rescue her and had carried her on its back for three days to the place where she was found.

The Worldliness Of Buddhism
12/07/2012 05:10 (GMT+7)
Despite Buddhism's growing presence in the West, most Americans still badly misunderstand this ancient world religion. The leaders of Philadelphia's Thai community were rudely reminded of this unpleasant fact during the 1980s when they set out to buy land for a Buddhist temple and monastery not far from the City of Brotherly Love. After searching nearly a year, the Thais were delighted to find a lovely 10-acre site overlooking a lake in southeastern Pennsylvania's Chester County. All that was needed was the local zoning board's permission to use the site for religious purposes.

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