|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
|08/01/2011 00:18 (GMT+7)|
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
|08/01/2011 00:17 (GMT+7)|
-- 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|17/07/2011 01:46 (GMT+7)|
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.
|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.
|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.”
|04/08/2011 01:44 (GMT+7)|
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
|30/09/2011 01:38 (GMT+7)|
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.
|30/09/2011 01:35 (GMT+7)|
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."
|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.''
|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.
|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.