|28/08/2012 23:16 (GMT+7)|
Buffeted by the whims of larger, more powerful nations and
isolated from the international community, Laos, at least until only a few
years ago, remained more rumour than reality. Its capital, Vientiane, an anomaly on the world map. With
the completion in 1994 of the Australian-funded Mittaphab, or 'Friendship
bridge', connecting Vientiane with neighbouring Thailand, and the increasing
economic interest in the development of the lower Mekong basin, Vientiane's
days of charming obscurity could well be numbered.
|15/06/2012 04:44 (GMT+7)|
Since the early nineteenth century,
a small but influential minority of American writers and intellectuals has
responded with varying degrees of intensity to the religious and philosophical
traditions of Asia. One of these authors is
Theordore Dreiser. His literary use of Hindu teachings in The Stoic (1947) is
well known and has been evaluated by a number of critics. The strong
interest in Buddhism expressed in his non-fiction, on the other hand, has
largely escaped attention.
|15/06/2012 04:40 (GMT+7)|
Compassion is an emotion that occupies a central position
in Mahayana Buddhist philosophy while it is often a neglected subject in
contemporary western philosophy. This essay is a comparison between an Eastern
view of compassion based upon Mahayana Buddhist perspectives and a western view
of the same emotion.
|20/04/2012 06:38 (GMT+7)|
The guidance provided by Buddhism about forms of economy is examined,
focusing on individual and social aspects of Buddhist practice, rather
than a literal readings of the canonical texts. The case of the
village-level development organization in Sri Lanka, Sarvodaya
Shramadana, illustrates issues concerning Buddhist approaches to
organization at the micro level. The impact of the Buddhist institution
of the laity supporting monks on economic growth is considered, and the
role of material welfare in a Buddhist conception of development. This
examination of Buddhism suggests that its practice reveals insights into
approaches to economy.
|15/06/2012 05:39 (GMT+7)|
San Francisco, CA (USA) -- This has become a daily
ritual. In Mr Ryan's world, it's a stretch for people to get this
relaxed. He's a member of Congress.
|30/01/2013 11:45 (GMT+7)|
A great Tibetan teacher of mind training once remarked that one of the mind’s most marvellous qualities is that it can be transformed. I have no doubt that those who attempt to transform their minds, overcome their disturbing emotions and achieve a sense of inner peace, will, over a period of time, notice a change in their mental attitudes and responses to people and events. Their minds will become more disciplined and positive. And I am sure they will find their own sense of happiness grow as they contribute to the greater happiness of others.
|20/02/2013 19:06 (GMT+7)|
Christian Thomas Kohl dissects key terms in the teachings of Nagarjuna and transposes these ideas with Quantum Physics. The following is a summary of his thesis on the subject.
|29/03/2013 08:41 (GMT+7)|
The Instruction to the Kalamas which is translated from the Pali by Soma Thera.
|04/11/2013 22:11 (GMT+7)|
Today, when the role of Women in Society is an issue of worldwide interest it is opportune that we should pause to look at it from a Buddhist perspective.
|09/01/2017 05:24 (GMT+7)|
Korean Buddhist nun Venerable Seon Jae, best known for popularizing the cuisine of Korean Buddhist temples, has released a new book titled What Do You Eat for Living? During a press briefing about the book in Seoul, in late December, Ven. Seon Jae spoke about temple food and the Buddhist culinary culture.