October 13, 2023

The Best Meditation and Mindfullness Retreats in Thailand

Located 90 minutes North of Bangkok in the Kingdom of Thailand are The Soul Resort and Techo Vipassana meditation retreat. For anyone serious about learning or practicing mindfulness and meditation, these are the ultimate destinations. Learning to meditate from a Buddhist meditation Master, Forest Monk or Guru can change the way your life and your view about meditation.
June 3, 2023

Why Visakha Bucha is the most important day in Middle Path? Because of Love

Visakha Bucha Day was originated from the power of true love - the love with no desire. It’s the love of Buddha for his father, his wife, his people and all beings.
August 26, 2022

You may have up to three kinds of consciousness inside your body.

You may have up to three kinds of consciousness inside your body. The first is your own consciousness, which entered your mother’s womb at the […]
August 26, 2022

Friday essay: how the West discovered the Buddha

  Buddhism is the third largest (and fastest growing) religion in Australia with approximately half a million adherents. The celebration of the Buddha’s birthday here (on […]
August 26, 2022

The Buddha: History, meditation, religion and images

By Tom Garlinghouse published 29 days ago Over 2,500 years ago, an Indian prince named Siddhartha Gautama achieved spiritual enlightenment and became the Buddha, the founder of […]
July 14, 2022

‘Magic mirror’: Hidden Buddha image revealed

‘Magic mirror’: Hidden image of Buddha revealed in reflection of centuries-old artifact CNN Jul 13, 2022 The Cincinnati Art Museum’s discovery of a 400-year-old “magic […]
June 2, 2022

Enlightenment Instructions

“One day, Milarepa warned Gampopa that the time had come for him to depart. He told Gampopa, “You have received the entire transmission. I have […]
May 23, 2022

Atthami Bucha Day, “Buddha’s Cremation Commemorative Day

The Buddha’s Cremation Commemorative Day, which is eight days after the Buddha’s Parinirvana and corresponds to the 8th day of the waning moon of the […]
May 20, 2022

World Meditation Day

World Meditation Day “The results of meditation are amazing; it helps improve relationship with spouse, children and colleagues. People who have migraine will never get […]
May 2, 2022


Karma Karma is a concept encountered in several Eastern religions, although having different meanings. Teachings about karma explain that our past actions affect us, either […]
May 2, 2022

The Buddhist Universe

The realms of the universe   The abode of the gods. Photo: Falk Kienas    The great tragedy of existence, from a Buddhist point of […]
November 8, 2021

Ignorance Crisis

“Ignorance Crisis” Master Acharavadee Wongsakon Due to the mass of dark energy covering the world extensively from the developments of electricity system up to the […]
October 24, 2021

The Difference in Merits of the Charities Performed Inside and Outside the Buddha Sasana

Title- Velama Sutta (The Charity of the Brahmin Velama) This is one of the best appropriate stories chosen out from sutta desana for better understanding […]
August 19, 2021

Beware of Mishap

  Beware of Mishap The virus has stopped the world and Thailand. Aggressive protests surprisingly worse, nowadays there are many people who have the ability […]
August 19, 2021

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴

“𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴” (โปรดอ่านภาษาไทยด้านล่าง) There was a gloomy person who came to ask about his inability to stop thinking about negative things. He […]
August 19, 2021

Cʟᴏsɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ Gᴀᴛᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ Lᴏᴡᴇʀ Rᴇᴀʟᴍs

“Cʟᴏsɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇ Gᴀᴛᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ Lᴏᴡᴇʀ Rᴇᴀʟᴍs” Mᴀsᴛᴇʀ Aᴄʜᴀʀᴀᴠᴀᴅᴇᴇ Wᴏɴɢsᴀᴋᴏɴ Closing the gate to the lower realms (Apāyabhūmi) means attaining the first stage of enlightenment. […]
July 25, 2021

Buddhist Lent Day

Buddhist Lent Day Buddhist Lent Day is one of the important days for Buddhists. It is the day that marks the beginning of the three-month […]
July 24, 2021

Asalha Puja Day

Asalha Puja Day Asalha Puja Day is an important day of Buddhism. After the Buddha attained enlightenment on the 6th lunar month, he gave his […]
July 22, 2021

Tʜᴇ Vᴀʟᴜᴀʙʟᴇ Pʀᴇsᴇɴᴛ

“Tʜᴇ Vᴀʟᴜᴀʙʟᴇ Pʀᴇsᴇɴᴛ” Suffering might occur when you compare yourself with others but never consider the different factors or merit that each person has cultivated. […]
July 19, 2021

Tʜᴇ Pᴀᴛʜ ᴏғ Bᴏᴅʜɪsᴀᴛᴛᴠᴀ ᴀɴᴅ Aʀᴀʜᴀɴᴛ

“Tʜᴇ Pᴀᴛʜ ᴏғ Bᴏᴅʜɪsᴀᴛᴛᴠᴀ ᴀɴᴅ Aʀᴀʜᴀɴᴛ” Vɪᴘᴀssᴀɴᴀ Mᴀsᴛᴇʀ Aᴄʜᴀʀᴀᴠᴀᴅᴇᴇ Wᴏɴɢsᴀᴋᴏɴ During my childhood, I used to wonder why King Rama 9 did not ordain for […]
May 26, 2021

Visakha Bucha Day, The Day of Vesak

  The Miracle of the Avent of Buddha on the Full Moon Night .. Visakha Bucha is the ceremony that commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and […]
April 30, 2021

Dhamma practice will not turn you into a Robot

Most people tend to think that Dhamma practice will make liveliness disappear. Then practitioners will become tardy, stiff, dull, like a robot. People who do […]
April 30, 2021

Know that hidden under Fear there is Wisdom

“Know that  hidden under fear,  there is wisdom waiting to be uncovered. In every crisis you face,  there will always be inner strength and opportunity […]
April 24, 2021


“CONQUER EVIL WITH VIRTUE” . When a conflict occurs, people often think about the wrongs done to them by the others, causing anger to grow. […]
February 15, 2021

Buddha – Manifestation of Silence

When Buddha got enlightened on the full moon day in the month of May, he kept silent. For a whole week he did not say […]
February 15, 2021

Life of Buddha – Attaining Enlightenment

  He seated himself beneath the Bodhi Tree in the meditation posture and vowed not to rise from meditation until he had attained perfect enlightenment. […]
February 15, 2021

The Silent Buddha – Generosity

  The Silent Buddha [Generosity] Once upon a time, there was a very rich man living in Benares, in northern India. When his father died, he […]
February 12, 2021

A Zen Tale – Going with the Flow

A Taoist story tells of an old man who accidentally fell into the river rapids leading to a high and dangerous waterfall. Onlookers feared for […]
February 11, 2021

Making a Wish

“Making a Wish” Making a wish means setting one’s mind with an earnest desire on something. When you make a wish, you should make it […]
February 11, 2021

The Addittapariyaya Sutta, known as the Fire Sermon

In the Addittapariyaya Sutta, known as the Fire Sermon, the Buddha Shakyamni addresses his monks and describes a world where everything is burning with the […]
January 30, 2021

Understanding the Energy Field Leads to Positive Thinking

  A gloomy man came to seek for an advice as he could not stop himself from thinking about negative thoughts. He kept worrying about […]
January 8, 2021

The Knowing Buddha Foundation bring Buddha and Data Into the Fight Against Covid-19

  In Bangkok Thailand  the Knowing Buddha Foundation brought Buddha and Facts and figures to Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in support of his NO […]
December 14, 2020

Precepts in the Heart Dhamma from Venerable Luang Pu Mun Bhuridatta

  Suffering is in the heart, happiness is also in the heart. Everything in this world is born of the heart. A heart full of […]
December 12, 2020

Layman Aiming for Nirvana

“Layman Aiming for Nirvana” A Layman living normally in society can reach each stage of the enlightenment respectively according to the purification of the mind. […]
December 11, 2020

Past Lives of Buddha

Shakyamuni Buddha – Past Lives (Jataka)     The Starving Tigress A Tale of Compassion, Selflessness, and Generosity. Born into a family of Brahmans renowned […]
December 11, 2020

16 dreams of King Pasenadi Interpreted by Buddha

 Back in the lifetime of the Buddha there was a king named Pasenadi of Kosala region who had faith in Buddha.  One morning short before he […]
December 11, 2020

A Zen Tale – The Present Moment

  A Zen Tale – The Present Moment A Japanese warrior was captured by his enemies and thrown into prison. That night he was unable […]
December 9, 2020

Enlightenment (Buddhism)

Enlightenment (Buddhism) “bodhi”: knowledge, wisdom, wakeful intellect, or awakened divinity of a Buddha In Buddhism, enlightenment (called bodhi in Indian Buddhism, or satori in Zen Buddhism) is when a Buddhist finds the truth about […]
December 4, 2020

Ending the cycle of birth and death – Luang Pu Mun Bhuridatta

Time passes by so quickly like a dream. And then everything changes according to the law of nature. When impermanence rushes in, all things are […]
December 2, 2020

The Stories of Buddha’s Jealous Cousin Devadatta & Kisagotami a Grief Stricken Mother

Devadatta, the cousin and childhood playmate of Buddha became jealous of the Buddha and tried many ways to kill him, inorder that he could lead […]
December 1, 2020

How Taiwan uses Buddhist literature for environmental education

Buddhist groups have been at the forefront of efforts to care for the environment. Included in their effort is Buddhist literature for children that reflects environmental concerns. Picture books on this topic take two approaches: In one, bodhisattvas – wise and powerful supernatural beings that can appear in the world to help human beings – serve as models for children in the way that they protect the environment.
November 30, 2020

Illusion & Deception – a story by Buddha

In the world of 5G, it cannot be denied that our society today is full of distortion, creating images for one’s own benefit, encroaching on […]
November 30, 2020

Speak only Good Things

Train yourself to be silent or speak only good things. It means do not talk too much about bad thing whether it is right or wrong. If it is not good, it is possible not to talk about it. Because talking or criticizing negatively would pull down and dim your mind.
November 29, 2020

Buddha’s Story about an Elephant and Blind men

The parable of the blind men and the elephant is probably the most widely known and the most loved of all the world’s parables. By […]
November 24, 2020


Merit  is a concept considered fundamental to Buddhist ethics. It is a beneficial and protective force which accumulates as a result of good deeds, acts, […]
November 23, 2020

The Story of Rupananda meeting Buddha

Princess Janapadakalyani was the daughter of Gotami, the step-mother of Gotama the Buddha; because she was very beautiful she was also known as Rupananda. She […]
November 16, 2020

Karma – a story of Buddha

Buddha was sitting with his disciples. One of them asked him “What is Karma?” Buddha said, “Let me tell you a story.” A king was […]
October 31, 2020

What To Do When You See The Image Of The Buddha Used Inappropriately

These days you can find a number of products bearing the image of the Buddha that are not designed for paying respect but instead are […]
October 21, 2020

The Fourth Precept – Abstaining from False Speech

Out of the Five Precepts, the fourth precept – Musavada - is the one people break mostly; that is to make a false speech. . In the era where bullies or slanders can be found in abundance, as well as, spicing up what have been heard and disseminating them are what people commonly do most, such practices would make false speech disperse further. Those who fall into the trap or get involved in listening to and believing in it would bear the unwholesome consequence from such actions as well.
October 20, 2020

Thailand Protests 2020 – No King – No Thailand, No Land of Buddha

The Majority of Thais Respect the Thai Monarchy, the Nation and Buddhism. No King = No Thailand – No Land of Buddha. “Thailand is great […]
October 16, 2020

Sacrificing a Life for Dhamma

Once born in this existence, apart from earning a living, creating happiness for oneself, we should have benevolent thoughts, speeches and acts; abstaining from bad […]
October 3, 2020

Forest Monk: Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Mahathera

Knowing Buddha Organization Many Buddhists do not believe in supernatural concepts, such as hungry ghosts, demons and angels…etc. However, in the traditional Buddhist worldview, the […]
October 2, 2020

Buddha’s birthplace yields clues about his mysterious life

Facts about the life and times of Siddhartha Gautama, the man who would become the Buddha, are elusive, but scholars are finding answers in Lumbini, […]
October 1, 2020

The Way out of Karma

Death is the end of physical body only. The mind is still trapped in the cycle of birth and death. What kind of life? This […]
September 30, 2020

A Test of Life

No matter when you are in sorrow or happy time, it is a bridge and a test of life to let you detach yourselves from […]
September 29, 2020

What are the odds of being born human and finding true Dhamma?

This question was answered by Lord Buddha 2500 years ago. Suppose there existed a vast and deep ocean the size of this world, and on […]
September 29, 2020

There Is No Sure Thing. There Is Only Impermanence

Meditation practitioners’ often want to experience the supernatural rather than the enlightenment simply because they think reaching Nirvana is impossible and they do not have […]
September 27, 2020

Whatever Arises in the Mind – Just Know it …be Equanimous

    Techovipassana Meditation is the practice of looking inside the mind and burning mental impurities and defilements called kileasas. It is through purifying the […]
September 26, 2020

Dungeons and dragons: Thai temples put quirky spin on Buddhism

An aerial view taken on September 11, 2020 shows the Buddhist temple Wat Samphran (Dragon Temple) in Nakhon Pathom, some 40 kilometers west of Bangkok. […]
September 23, 2020


September 22, 2020

The World Shaken by the First Noble Treasure

“The World Shaken by the First Noble Treasure” Words from Master One who will reach the end of cycle of suffering must possess 7 noble […]
September 21, 2020

A Zen Tale – Muddy Road

Tanzan and Ekido were once traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was still falling. Coming around a bend, they met a lovely […]
September 21, 2020

“Fictional Stories” from The Time of Buddha

“Fictional Stories” Supposing… One day, illness comes, with it brings the pain. One day, loss of loved ones come, dead or abandoned. One day, success […]
September 20, 2020

ENLIGHTENMENT – The Great Escape

  Look around – what do you see? Close your eyes and stop the World, with a simple word….. “NOW” With your eyes closed.use your […]
September 18, 2020

Triumph of Life

Master Acharavadee Wongsakon “Sīlena sugatiṃ yanti”..Through precepts, they lead to happiness… “Sīlena bhoga-sampadā”..Through precepts, they bring about wealth… “Sīlena nibbutiṃ yanti” ..Through precepts, they result […]
September 17, 2020

7000 Meditators Changed the World

by Jennifer Chase   Meditation is widely recognized as one of the most fruitful, life-enhancing practices you can gift yourself. The science supporting the multitude […]
September 16, 2020

Kind Speech

“Kind Speech” by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon Kind speech, including writing or commenting with kind and sincere words, is one of the Buddha teachings on the […]
September 16, 2020

How to identify a Buddha – ART

Seated Buddha, 338. Gilded bronze. China. Courtesy of the Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B60B1034. Overview The earliest surviving representations of the Buddha date from […]
September 15, 2020

Illustrations: The many lives of Gautama Buddha in 18th and 19th century manuscript

The Buddha-to-be was portrayed as a mythical serpent king and the son of blind hermits. Ursula Sims-Williams   Illustrated buddhist manuscripts. | British Library (Public […]
September 13, 2020

Life Contemplation

What’s Master’s Teaching: Life Contemplation By Kanya Yanen Master Acharavadee Wongsakon I feel that the time of this year seems to be locked and pass […]
September 12, 2020

The Hell Pot – Devaduta Sutta: The Deva Messengers

The Hell Pot *** Devaduta Sutta: The Deva Messengers I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s […]
September 10, 2020

How did Buddha achieve the state to remember his past lives?

Q. How did Buddha achieve the state to remember his past lives? Is there any method that we can use to remember a past life? […]
September 9, 2020

“Things that disappear with the passing of time…”

“Things that disappear with the passing of time” Have we ever thought how much freshness or joyfulness in our lives,  has gone? It looks like […]
September 9, 2020

Flood waters reach the toes of China’s famous giant Buddha statue

By Rob Picheta, CNN  August 20, 2020 (CNN)  Floods in southern China have caused water from the Yangtze River to rise and reach the toes […]
August 10, 2020

Reincarnation – The Never-Ending Play

“The Never-Ending Play” The world is similar to a grand theatre, called Samsara (the cycle of rebirth). The play opens with birth, followed by different […]
August 9, 2020

Reaching Nirvana

“Look Annonta! Whoever wants to reach Nirvana, must let go of worldly pleasures. If THIS cannot be done, THEN ONE cannot reach the happiness of […]
August 7, 2020

The Buddha’s Past Life as a Princess in the Ekottarika-āgama

In former times there was a king called *Ratnagiri, who governed by relying on the Dharma, without any crookedness, being in control over this realm […]
August 7, 2020

Reflecting Sign From Up Above

“Reflecting Sign From Up Above” Human living lives against nature and severely hurting the basis of living beings, even more than their own DNA, without […]
August 7, 2020

A Test of Life

“A Test of Life” 7th Aug 2020 No matter when you are in sorrow or happy time, it is a bridge and a test of […]
August 7, 2020

A Zen Tale – Non-judgment

A Zen Tale – Non-judgment (โปรดอ่านฉบับภาษาไทยด้านล่าง) Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day […]
July 26, 2020

“The attainment of the First Stage of Enlightenment

“The attainment of the First Stage of Enlightenment (Sotàpattiphala)is superior to emperorship or emperor’s treasure. It is nobler than entering sensuous blissful realms and any […]
July 25, 2020

Meditation Practice Dhamma

Meditation Practice Dhamma When you keep the breath in mind, you get all four frames of reference in one. The breath is “body,” feelings lie […]
July 24, 2020

A Zen Tale – Is that So?

A Zen Tale – Is that So? A beautiful girl in the village was pregnant. Her angry parents demanded to know who was the father. […]
July 22, 2020

Karma is The Pushing Energy Current

“Karma is the pushing energy current”. When that power has reached someone, the dark power hidden in the current will push bad events to happen. […]
July 17, 2020

A Zen Tale – What’s Your Wish?

A Zen Tale – What’s Your Wish? (โปรดอ่านฉบับภาษาไทยด้านล่าง) . Five children were playing this Wishing Game. The first one was asked, “If you had a […]
July 12, 2020

At Last, the Truth Revealed”

“At Last, the Truth Revealed” Words from Master Those who had practiced concentration meditation in the past lives, in this life, when the wisdom is […]
June 28, 2020

Buddhist art: These ancient images are more timely than you think

Written by Brian Boucher, CNN June 24, 2020 What was the Buddha’s great wisdom, and how do the artworks of the Buddhist tradition convey it […]
June 28, 2020

2000 Year old Buddhas found in China

  It might be one of the most exciting archeological finds of 20th century China. More than 400 delicate Buddha statues, carved between the 5th […]
June 26, 2020

Borobudur the World’s largest Buddhist temple in Indonesia

The magnificent Borobudur temple in Indonesia is the biggest Buddhist shrine in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage site situated in Magelang district, Central Java […]
June 26, 2020

“Mindfulness is the weapon of mind and body”

A sharp mind is very important factor for meditation. We can have a sharp mind by practicing mindfulness, not only during meditation but all the […]
June 25, 2020

Thailand to celebrate ‘Asalha Bucha Day’ and ‘Buddhist Lent’ in July with precaution

By Pattaya Mail June 25, 2020 Monks are advised to wear a face mask and suitable protection every time they go out of the temples, […]
June 23, 2020

Being Born a Human “Here’s the story…”

Being Born a Human “Here’s the Story” by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon   “Can you promise that you won’t be misled by the shell?” “Promise, I […]
June 22, 2020

The rarest flower on earth, which blooms once in 3000 years

A rare legendary flower, which is said to bloom once every 3000 years, has recently caught the world’s attention after many people spotted the mystical […]
June 22, 2020

Temiya – the mute Prince (Emiya Jataka)

There lived a king of Benares who, despite all his riches and plenty, still was unhappy. For though he had sixteen thousand wives, he had […]
June 21, 2020

Crossing the Wilderness – A story of Buddha

While the Buddha was staying at Jetavana Monastery near Savatthi, the wealthy banker, Anathapindika, went one day to pay his respects. His servants carried masses […]
June 21, 2020

How the 50 ‘birth-tales’ of Buddha spread from Thailand to the rest of Southeast Asia

June 21, 20202 Paññāsa Jātaka are extra-canonical Birth Tales of the Buddha. Their origin is usually associated with Northern Thailand, or the former kingdom of […]
June 19, 2020


The story of the Buddha’s life, like all of Buddhism, is a story about confronting suffering. He was born between the sixth and fourth century […]
June 19, 2020

How the Buddha Got His Face

The New York Times Style Magazine His image is so commonplace that you could believe it must always have existed — yet for six centuries […]
June 19, 2020

A new Buddha rises above Bangkok

National Jun 13. 2020 By THE NATION Thonburi district in Bangkok unveiled its new landmark, an imposing statue of the Buddha that rises 69 metres above […]
June 19, 2020

Buddhist Monks in Wuhan Stir Up Social Media Storm with Offer to Share Vegetable Crop

Buddhistdoor Global | 2020-06-19 |    A Buddhist monk in the Lingquan Temple vegetable garden. From globaltimes.cn When Buddhist monks at Lingquan Temple in Wuhan, China, realized […]
June 18, 2020

Here Are 10 Teachings of Buddha That Will Help You Sail Through Toxic Moments in Your Life

The teachings of Gautama Buddha are followed the world over and practiced by monks and laymen alike. Published: June 4, 2020 3:30 PM IST By India.com […]
June 18, 2020

The Demon Mara

Many supernatural creatures populate Buddhist literature, but among these Mara is unique. He is one of the earliest non-human beings to appear in Buddhist scriptures. He […]
June 18, 2020

What does the Buddha’s hand gesture signify?

The “earth witness” Buddha is one of the most common iconic images of Buddhism. It depicts the Buddha sitting in meditation with his left hand, […]
June 18, 2020

‘Buddha’s hand’ supports 99-meter bridge in E China’s Fujian

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-06-17 20:28
June 18, 2020

New exhibit features life-size 3D replica of ancient Buddhist Yungang Grottoes

The Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology (ZJUMAA) in China has inaugurated a new exhibit, called “Grace and Grandeur: Memories of Yungang Grottoes through […]
June 18, 2020

Living in a World of Restless Energy, Wanting & Discontentment

The Buddha did not say we should not have any desires. He recognized that we live in a world of restless energy, of wanting, of discontent.
June 12, 2020

Feed Fear with Love | Quan Yin

May 30, 2020 I am Quan Yin and I am happy to be back. It has been a while since my message has been channeled […]
May 14, 2020

Atthami Bucha Day – Buddha’s Cremation Day

Atthami Bucha Day (โปรดอ่านภาษาไทยด้านล่าง) . Atthami Bucha Day is the Buddha’s cremation commemorative day which is the 8th day of waning moon in the 6th […]
May 14, 2020

Did the Buddha really say that?

How do we know that the teachings of the Buddha that we come across are indeed what He had taught?  Do we take into consideration […]
May 9, 2020

Four Questions the Buddha Would NOT Answer and Why…

Buddhist Sutras and Sutta English | Scientific Buddhist Four Questions the Buddha Would NOT Answer and Why: 1. Is the Cosmos Finite in Space? 2. Is the […]
May 4, 2020

Visakha Bucha Day – Thailand May 7 / 2020

The Buddhist News – May 4, 2020 The next full Moon will be on Thursday morning, May 7. It’s the last in a series of […]
May 4, 2020

The Life Story Of Buddha And The Significance Of Visakha Bucha Day

Buddha, is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, appeared on earth about 2600 years ago. The Visakha Bucha Day,  also known as Buddha […]
May 4, 2020

Illustrations: The many lives of Gautama Buddha in 18th and 19th century manuscripts

Yesterday · 08:30 pm Ursula Sims-Williams   The Buddha-to-be was portrayed as a mythical serpent king and the son of blind hermits. Illustrated buddhist manuscripts. […]
May 4, 2020

Buddhist art: These ancient images are more timely than you think

CNN – Arts Updated 25th April 2020 Credit: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Written by Brian Boucher, CNN The Asian Art Museum, mentioned in […]
May 4, 2020

Buddhism dietary practices

Healthline 04 May 2020 Siddhartha Gautama, or the ”Buddha,” founded Buddhism in the 5th to 4th century B.C. in the eastern part of India. Today, it’s […]
April 27, 2020

School of Life Foundation Rescue Packages – Save Thai Lives

The Thailand Times – April 27, 2020 The School of Life Foundation of Thailand today completed the distribution of 15,000 Emergency parcels and 4500 cash […]
April 22, 2020

The Cintamani Stone – A Truly Powerful Gem or a Humble Philosophy?

18 APRIL, 2020 – 13:59 MICHELLE FRESON The Cintamani Stone, or Chintamani, long sought by treasure hunters, has captured the imagination of man through the ages as […]
April 7, 2020

HELP – Thai families survive the Coronavirus with Emergency Food Parcel

In this difficult time, everybody either rich or poor is suffering. While a lot of people are giving support to hospitals, hose who really need […]
April 4, 2020

Millions of people to join mass MEDITATION to Heal the World from Covid-19 Sunday April 5 @ 10:45 am

The Bali Times – April 4, 2020 Millions of people around the world will join in a mass mediation to heal the world  and help […]
March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Everything is going to be Alright….

The good news is that China reports no significant numbers of new cases of Covid-19. There are only 39 new cases reported in China, which […]
March 22, 2020

A Story about overcoming self-isolation, fear and panic

Years ago I had a friend named Nicky, a good looking guy, who ran a successful hedge fund in New York. Like many hedge managers, […]
March 21, 2020


March 21, 2020 Total Coronavirus Cases:   286,402 Total Deaths:  11,885 Recovered:  93,586 THESE NUMBERS ARE TINY COMPARED THE MILLIONS DYING FROM OTHER CAUSES INCLUDING  RESPIRATORY  INFECTIONS […]
March 20, 2020

Turn a crisis into gold, self-isolation to inner peace. How to meditate and why mindfulness can be your spiritual guidance.

In every crisis, there is always an opportunity, even in the case of The COVID-19 outbreak which has infected more than 250,000 people and taken at […]
March 20, 2020

“It Is Not a Joke” COVID-19

In this global crisis from COVID-19, we really need to be considerate to each other. Those who have capability or expertise should do anything they […]
March 14, 2020

Feeling Overwhelmed? “RAIN” is an ancient Buddhist way to cope with hardship

RAIN is an ancient Buddhist way to cope with hardship. For those who want to unpack the wisdom embedded in RAIN and transform it into […]
March 14, 2020

The story of the Venerable Sivali Thera

The birth of a Sivali At the time of Gautama Buddha, there reigned a righteous king and queen named Koliya and Suppavasa. After some time Queen […]
March 11, 2020

From lessons of history

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 | Pioneer Artist Raghu Vyas’ canvas brings to life a variety of gods and goddesses from Indian epics and mythology From […]
March 11, 2020

Gothic but Buddhist

BANGKOK POST  8 MAR 2020  SAROT MEKSOPHAWANNAKUL The main Buddha image at Wat Niwet Thammaprawat sits in the hall showing Gothic Revival architecture. When King […]
March 11, 2020

Mindfulness, Nibbana and role of Maha Sangha

Monday, March 9, 2020 – 01:00 Print Edition  Features KKS Perera A young monk studying a Buddhist text. Picture by Saman Sri Wedage The most […]
March 11, 2020

Japan’s ancient way to save the planet

By Lily Crossley-Baxter – BBC  9 March 2020 The concept of mottainai encompasses the idea of respecting resources and not wasting them, along with an […]
March 11, 2020

Significance of discourse in Buddhism

From ignorance to understanding Monday, March 9, 2020 – 01:00 Features Bhante Dhammika of Australia One must study the Buddha’s words in tranquility and peace. […]
March 11, 2020

“The Origin of Fate”

by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) This is a story of Buddha’s old karma which is very tragic. Before becoming Gautama Buddha […]
March 11, 2020

Let’s Talk By Master Acharavadee Wongsakon

  (Please find Thai version below) Q: What is the reason that makes Dhamma not enjoyable or how can we understand more from Dhamma listening? […]
March 11, 2020

Images and Quotes

We spend our lives waiting for a long time. Do not wait to do good deeds The act of sacrifice for others Always bring joy […]
March 11, 2020

In a worldly ambition

by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) In a worldly ambition, One can expect the time an effort will bear fruit. For spiritual […]
March 11, 2020

“Please be compassionate.”

(Please find Thai version below) We all have a past. Nobody has no past. We all come from the past but we can be free […]
March 11, 2020

“Old Karma…….New Karma”

by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) As the working season in the new year has started again, overall the atmosphere looks like […]
March 11, 2020

“Examination of Self”

by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) Whether or not in the field of class room or in the field of life, we […]
March 11, 2020

“Karma/Actions that make one dignified and graceful.”

Master Acharavadee Wongsakon Our physical condition is the result of our past acts, mixing and cooking to form our shapes and figures. The word ‘graceful […]
March 11, 2020

“Can gods really help people?”

  Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) Chinese New Year festival came around once more and every year during this time we usually […]
March 11, 2020

“Faith Takes the Lead”

  Life begins with faith. It is hard for someone to have faith in the level of practicing to reach spiritual liberation. Most people live […]
March 11, 2020

Buddhism: A Look Into the Beliefs, Practices & History 

Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual leader, philosopher, and teacher who was born in Lumbini, Nepal around the sixth century B.C.
February 26, 2020

Bottles for blessings: Thai Buddhist temple recycles plastics into robes

REUTERS ENVIRONMENT FEBRUARY 6, 2020 / 4:17 PM / 19 DAYS AGO Patpicha Tanakasempipat, Jiraporn Kuhakan BANGKOK (Reuters) – At a Buddhist temple south of Bangkok, […]
February 26, 2020

How Does a Buddhist Monk Face Death?

New York Times – By George Yancy Feb. 26, 2020 Photographs by Devin Yalkin If we learn to celebrate life for its ephemeral beauty, its coming […]
February 26, 2020

Thich Quang Do, Buddhist monk and renowned Vietnamese dissident, dies at 91

by  ASSOCIATED PRESS FEB. 25, 2020 HANOI, Vietnam — Thich Quang Do, a Buddhist monk who became the public face of religious dissent in Vietnam […]
February 24, 2020

Answers for everyday life Volume 25

by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) Question: I don’t want to work for the family business anymore because I want to retire […]
February 24, 2020

“The Counter Power”

by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) When we talk about merit and sin, it sounds like an unproven issue. However, the ones […]
February 24, 2020

Questions and Answers Issue 11

  Answered by Vipassana Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) Maintaining the 5 precepts and practicing Dhamma are what Buddhists should follow. However, […]
February 24, 2020

“Questions and Answers, Volume 19”

by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) Question : Dear Master, I have a question about what kind of karma causes homosexuality. In […]
February 24, 2020

“Questions and Answers, Volume 32”

  by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) Question: Not advancing from meditation practice and feeling discouraged, how to solve this? Answer: You […]
February 24, 2020

“Every man for himself, every karma for himself…then how will we live?”

by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) I have received a question on interesting issue and saw that it should be written as […]
February 24, 2020

No one can design his own life entirely

No one can design his own life entirely Because the law of karma also affects our life We cannot take control of our life like […]
February 24, 2020


by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) Equanimity is to maintain the mind not to cling to satisfaction and dissatisfaction. It doesn’t mean […]
February 24, 2020

The Best Thing of Loy Kratong Day (Repost)

by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) The Loy Krathong festival is a beautiful tradition. It allows us humans to cultivate the sense […]
February 24, 2020

Where do we go after we die?

  by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) Although how or where we will be reborn is generally dependent on karmic forces, our […]
February 24, 2020

“Mindfulness” is what we are supposed to hold in every single moment

“Mindfulness” is what we are supposed to hold in every single moment. “Coincidence” is what those who aim to be free from the cycle of […]
February 24, 2020

“The great warlord”

  by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) The journey to enlightenment is not easy. It is not a trip to pick some […]
February 24, 2020

Most people, few people

by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) Most people were born for being loved. Few people were born for giving love to others. […]
February 24, 2020

“Supposedly Fictional”

by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon One time in the Buddha era, Buddha said to the young man who came in tears to ask him to perform […]
February 24, 2020

Beware of Mishap

by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon (Please find Thai version below) Wrong understanding or false view is very dangerous to mankind. Once it is formed, our intention […]
February 19, 2020

The Meditation to Put Out the Bushfires and Fire of Anger

January 11, 2020By Khun Pattana Australia, the land many travelers call paradise, being rich in nature, is now facing the most severe bushfires in history. […]
February 18, 2020

200,000 Eggs Offered to Buddha Statue to make Coronavirus Go Away

By Coconuts Bangkok Feb 18, 2020 | 3:10pm Bangkok time   The group offered pallets upon pallets of eggs to Luang Por Buddha Sothon, a famous Buddha […]
February 10, 2020

“The Energy that Has Changed”

Words from Master I just finished teaching the first Vipassana Course of the year 2020, and it’s the course that I fully taught by myself. […]
February 2, 2020

How China’s Xi Jinping destroyed religion and made himself God

NyPost.com By Steven W. Mosher February 1, 2020 | 1:38pm China’s President Xi Jinping wants to force worship of the Communist Party by destroying traditional religious practice.AFP via […]
January 31, 2020

What Is Enlightenment Really?

By Giovanni Dienstmann on Saturday December 31st, 2016 Finding The True Path To Liberation Buddhist monks, Hindu yogis, modern spiritual teachers, and Burning Man enthusiasts […]
January 31, 2020

The life of the Buddha – prince, warrior, meditator, and finally enlightened teacher

Jan 31, 2020 The Buddhist News The Buddha: prince, warrior, meditator, and finally enlightened teacher. The life of the Buddha, the “One Who is Awake” to the […]
January 31, 2020


SARAH SLOAT 1.20.2020 MIND AND BODY A new study documents how meditation alters the brain’s gray matter. Meditation is nothing new: It’s a fixture of […]
January 31, 2020

Buddhist Monasteries in Tibet Closed; Coronavirus Infections Confirmed in Tibetan Regions of China

By Craig Lewis Buddhistdoor Global | 2020-01-29 | Buddhist landmarks in Tibet, including the iconic Potala Palace, have been closed to the public since Monday. Photo by Craig […]
January 31, 2020

Top 10 meditation apps pulled in $195M in 2019, up 52% from 2018

Sarah Perez@sarahintampa   January 31, 2020 Image Credits: Sensor Tower The millennial obsession with wellness and self-care has led to a booming business for meditation apps. In the first […]
January 30, 2020

How Buddhism spread written language around the world

By ensuring that the Buddha’s teachings were transmitted across millennia, the religion helped develop and spread printing techniques around the world – as a new […]
January 30, 2020

Vietnam’s largest pagoda complex beckons spring pilgrims

By Giang Huy   January 30, 2020 | 05:06 pm GMT+7 Thousands of pilgrims visited Tam Chuc Pagoda Complex in northern Ha Nam Province, the country’s […]
January 30, 2020

What makes Buddhist concepts relevant

Suganthy Krishnamachari JANUARY 30, 2020 15:48 IST   S. Gurumurthy with Venerable Samdhong Rinpoche and Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Chennai   […]
January 30, 2020

Japan offers assistance in preserving Buddhist sites

The Newspaper’s Correspondent  Updated January 26, 2020 Japanese Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Kanasugi Kenji visits the ancient site near Taxila. — Dawn TAXILA: Japanese […]
January 30, 2020

Dalai Lama asks devotees to chant mantra to contain spread of coronavirus

28 JANUARY 2020  Last Updated at 5:58 PM | SOURCE: PTI Dharamshala, Jan 28 (PTI) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has advised his followers […]
January 30, 2020

US to impose sanctions on Chinese officials who interfere with Dalai Lama’s succession

01/29/2020, 15.23 UNITED STATES – CHINA – TIBET The US House of Representatives approved by a wide margin a bill that would freeze assets and […]
January 30, 2020


Wikipedia Selection Buddha Seated Buddha, from the Chinese Tang dynasty, Hebei province, ca. 650 CE. Buddhism in China is of the Mahayana tradition, with popular schools today being Pure Land and Zen. […]
January 30, 2020

Geo Survey reveals City where Lord Buddha spent the first 29 years of his life

Geophysical survey reveals the most comprehensive plan of an early historic city in South Asia at Tilaurakot, Kapilavastu, Nepal Tilaurakot, the archaeological remains of the […]
January 30, 2020

Dharamshala to have Buddha theme park

Shri Puri | TNN | Jan 30, 2020, 8:37 IST Dharamshala: Known across the globe as a place of Buddhist pilgrimage place due to the […]
January 30, 2020

Buddhist temples continue to be demolished across China.

Even their charitable projects, like providing a home for the elderly, are not spared. by Li Guang “These government officials are like a gang of […]
January 19, 2020

The Meditation to Put Out the Bushfires and Fire of Anger

January 11, 2020By Khun Pattana Australia, the land many travelers call paradise, being rich in nature, is now facing the most severe bushfires in history. […]
January 18, 2020

“The Energy that Has Changed”

  I just finished teaching the first Vipassana Course of the year 2020, and it’s the course that I fully taught by myself. I did […]
January 8, 2020

Giant reclining Buddha statue in southwest Japan squeaky clean once more

December 26, 2019 Worshippers use bamboo branches to dust a giant Buddha during an annual year-end cleaning event at Nanzoin Temple in the town of […]
January 8, 2020


December 26, 2019 Karl Smallwood  On the scenic Thai island of Koh Sumai, tucked away in the Wat Khunaram temple is the mummified body of one […]
January 7, 2020

Bushfires threaten Buddhist communities in Australia

BY SAM LITTLEFAIR| JANUARY 6, 2020 Sunntaram Forest Monastery, Santi Forest Monastery, and Vejjasala Retreat Center are all currently evacuated. No injuries or major destruction have been […]
January 7, 2020

FoodPanda to FaithPanda? Busy Buddhist has offerings delivered instead of giving alms in person

By Coconuts Bangkok Jan 7, 2020 | 4:41pm Bangkok time Sometimes you want some karma goodness without any of the inconvenience. Lamyong Tiengtham wanted to make merit […]
January 7, 2020


Often there is no alternative to being busy.  We have so many responsibilities to fulfil and time is limited. Nevertheless, we should try to simplify […]
January 7, 2020

The Buddha taught that mental suffering is a consequence of mental defilements (kilesas)

The Buddha taught that mental suffering is a consequence of mental defilements (kilesas) , and that no defilement ever goes away by itself, defilements can […]
January 7, 2020

Faith in Buddhism

Faith plays much smaller role in Buddhism then in other religions. It is like the rocket required by a spacecraft to pull free of the […]
January 7, 2020

Paw-fect interruption: Friendly cat tests Buddhist monk’s concentration as it crawls onto his lap as he chants

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A Thai temple cat’s bid for affection during five-hour-long New Year prayers was enough to test the patience of a Buddhist monk […]
January 7, 2020

Temples and scenic areas in Inner Mongolia, Fujian, and Liaoning forced to conceal from view outdoor Buddhist statues amid CCP’s nationwide drive to eradicate them.

01/06/2020 The magnificent Shakyamuni Buddha statue sits on the peak of the Lianhua Mountain, facing the Yellow River in Lianhua scenic resort, located in Baotou, […]
January 2, 2020

Meditation Master Acharavadee Wongsakon – Techo Vipassana Thailand

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Acharavadee Wongsakon is a Thai lay Buddhist teacher and former entrepreneur who teaches a form of Vipassana meditation called Techo Vipassana Meditation. She teaches this method to laypersons and ordained buddhist […]
December 29, 2019

Millions in foreign currencies rotting away in Lumbini, birthplace of Buddha

Saturday, 28 Dec 2019   The Lumbini Development Trust says Nepal has done nothing to manage the money donated by pilgrims, despite numerous requests over […]
December 29, 2019

Baoji City Orders to Seal Buddhist Temples with Bricks and Concrete

12/28/2019 ZHOU XIAOLU The government of this Shaanxi Province city has adopted drastic measures to implement orders from Beijing to eradicate Buddhist, Taoist, and folk […]
December 29, 2019

Former Office of Buddhism chief sentenced to 20 years for corruption

 December 28, 2019  May Taylor PHOTO: National Office of Buddhism Former director of the National Office of Buddhism (N.O.B.), Panom Sornsilp, was sentenced to 20 […]
December 29, 2019

Man arrested over anti-Buddhism Facebook

PUBLISHED : 26 DEC 2019 AT 20:35 WRITER: POST REPORTERS Deputy TCSD commissioner Siriwat Dipho announces the arrest of the administrator of the “Luang Pi Justin […]
December 29, 2019

Large Buddha statue set to be installed in Bangkok

THAILAND Sunday, 29 Dec 2019 BANGKOK (ANN): A 69-metre-tall Dhammakaya Thep Mongkol Buddha statue with a 40-metre lap has been built for Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen, […]
December 29, 2019

“Reviewing the Mind in Dharma” “ทบทวนใจในห้วงธรรม”

Words from Master. During the new era, your mind thought about these three words. That’s enough. Let’s start over. It’s a break. It is a […]
December 29, 2019

“Reviewing the Mind in Dharma”

Words from Master. During the new era, your mind thought about these three words. That’s enough. Let’s start over. It’s a break. It is a […]
December 15, 2019

Star Wars “The Last Jedi “based on Buddhist Philosophy

  Lucasfilm Ltd. STAR WARS How Luke’s final act made the Skywalker Saga’s Buddhist themes more explicit By Siddhant Adlakha  Dec 13, 2019  Two hours and eighteen minutes […]
December 13, 2019

Ethics: The Necessary Basis for Mindfulness

By Justin Whitaker Buddhistdoor Global | 2019-12-13 |     It is a common refrain among mindfulness teachers these days that you cannot expect to sit quietly in […]
December 13, 2019

2000-Year-Old Buddhist Scroll contains information about the lives of 15 Buddhas

The Gandhara Scroll The Buddhist News December 12, 2019 The Gandhara scroll contains information on the parallel lives of fifteen buddhas: Dīpaṅkara, Sarvābhibhū, Padmottara, Atyuccagāmin, […]
December 12, 2019

Buddhism is my religion, not your decorations

Temple University Newspaper  People should take the time to learn about Buddhist symbols before using them as decoration. As a freshman at Temple University, I’ve […]
December 10, 2019

Grassroots Buddhism Flourishes in the Outskirts of Bangkok

Photo: Farmers selling their vegetables and fruits from organic farming at a modest profit in the weekend market. Credit: Kalinga Seneviratne | IDN-INPS By Kalinga […]
December 10, 2019

No pain, no fame: Thai massage could get UNESCO status

Bangkok (AFP)  09/12/2019  At Bangkok’s Reclining Buddha temple,  Krairath Chantrasri says he is a proud custodian of a 2,000-year-old skill – the body-folding, sharp-elbowed techniques […]
December 10, 2019

Ancient Buddha Rice Is Believed To Be A Gift Of The Buddha.

After 3,000 Years, Scientists Are Calling It A Treasure Trove Of Nutrition, That Can Put The Basmati To Shame Damayanti Datta  09 December 2019 The […]
December 10, 2019

WARNING ! Do not buy or sell Buddha’s Image for decoration ~ Karma

Mike Blum  Nov 25 · 4 min read Many Individuals around the world have an image Buddha’s decorating their homes and businesses. It seems innocent enough, but […]
December 9, 2019

Transcendental Meditation with Cardiac Rehab Can Increases Blood Flow to Heart

By Janice Wood Associate News Editor 7 Dec 2019 A new study found that patients with coronary heart disease who included Transcendental Meditation with their cardiac […]
December 9, 2019

Understanding the Eight Realizations of Great Beings

Shweta Advani “The Sutra of the eight realizations of great beings” is one of the oldest and most influential Buddhist Sutra. Thich Nhat Hanh’s commentary […]
December 7, 2019

China – Shows No Mercy to the Buddhist Goddess of Compassion

12/06/2019 SHEN XINRAN Despite pleas by local Buddhists, a 17-meter-tall statue of Guanyin in Hebei Province was demolished, joining the long list of China’s shattered […]
December 6, 2019

The 10 Most Gorgeous Buddha Statues in Thailand

A peaceful Buddha face peering through a wall, Sukhothai | © Adam Jones / Flickr A predominantly Buddhist nation, it is little surprise to find […]
December 6, 2019

Who Was the Buddha?

“Buddha” means “one who is awake.” The Buddha who lived 2,600 years ago was not a god. He was an ordinary person, named Siddhartha Gautama, […]
December 6, 2019

A Day in the Life of the BUDDHA – The Buddha’s Daily Schedule

The Buddha’s Daily Schedule An Overview After the Buddha’s Enlightenment, He endeavoured his best to enlighten others and liberate them from the ills of life. Buddha considered the most energetic and the most active religious teacher that […]
December 5, 2019

The Golden Yoke and the Blind Turtle

Right now we have obtained a human rebirth and have the opportunity to attain enlightenment through Dharma practice, so if we waste this precious opportunity […]
December 2, 2019

Don Johnson Says He’s ‘Happy to Have Survived’ His Wild Years

NEWS DEC 1, 2019 2:49 PM BY BRYAN BRUNATI He’s been in the industry since 1970, and with that came some crazy times — years that Don […]
December 2, 2019

From tattoos to toilet seats, ‘misused’ Buddha images make some blood boil

Coconuts  Bangkok By Laurel Tuohy Apr 27, 2018 A few years ago, I sublet an apartment from an American in Bangkok who decked out her place with typical […]
December 2, 2019

Violence against Buddha – A History of Blasphemy

  Violence against Buddha A History of Blasphemy Chapter: (p.152) Violence against Buddha Source: If You Meet the Buddha on the Road Author(s): Michael Jerryson Publisher: […]
December 2, 2019


Buddhism Conference 12 October 2016 Off one of Bangkok’s busy streets is a winding road bedecked with  businesses, condominiums, a Christian Church, and near its […]
December 2, 2019

Campaign calls on tourists to boycott Buddha souvenirs

DW TV – ASIA A campaign group in Thailand is calling on tourists to stop buying tacky memorabilia bearing Buddha’s image. They argue such blatant […]
December 1, 2019

Why So Many Americans Are Turning to Buddhism

The ancient Eastern religion is helping Westerners with very modern mental-health problems. OLGA KHAZAN The Atlantic MARCH 7, 2019 Dressed in flowing gold robes, the […]
December 1, 2019

Buddha in a Neglected Corner of India

One man’s dream of returning enlightenment to its forgotten birthplace. The NewYorker By Paul Salopek August 9, 2019 Illustration by Liam Cobb   Buddhism was born under […]
December 1, 2019

Islamabad Museum displays rare Buddha statue

Sculpture from period between 3rd and 4th century AD was discovered in 1960s Published:  December 01, 2019  Rare artefacts on display at Islamabad Museum Islamabad: […]
December 1, 2019

How did Buddhism become a global religion? An overview

The Editors Buddhism began in the mid-first millennium BCE, in what is now northeastern India, where the Buddha gave his teachings and established the first […]
November 30, 2019

Eliminating Buddhism by Razing Statues of Deities

11/29/2019 Local governments throughout China intensify efforts to annihilate Buddhist symbols, suppressing believers and spending a lot of money in the process. by Gu Qi […]
November 30, 2019

Buddhist Meal Time Prayer

Buddhism The following prayer, whose author is unknown, comes from the Buddhist tradition. Meal Time Prayer This food is the gift of the whole universe, […]
November 29, 2019

Why Thailand is putting its Buddhist monks on a diet

By Samantha Bresnahan, CNN Updated 0840 GMT (1640 HKT) October 18, 2019 Thailand’s monks are tackling obesity – together 01:25 Bangkok, Thailand (CNN)It’s 6 a.m. on […]
November 29, 2019

The Story of Jivaka, the Buddha’s Personal Physician

By BD Dipen Buddhistdoor Global | 2019-11-01 Statue of Jivaka in Khok Kwai, Uthaithani, Thailand. From twitter.com Jivaka was a renowned physician in ancient India and a […]
November 29, 2019

The Do’s and Don’ts of using Buddha Images – what everyone should know

The Knowing Buddha Organization Meditation Master Acharavadee Wongsakon, President Do’s with regard to Buddha           Once you enter Buddha’s land you will […]
November 29, 2019

Buddhamania has gone to far – reducing a sacred religious symbol into trendy decoration items

A decade ago the LA Times  Newspaper  wrote about “Buddhamania” a trend happening in California where everyone was using Buddha as decoration in their homes […]
November 29, 2019

How Not to Treat the Buddha

New York Times  Newspaper BY DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOW  MARCH 4, 2013  BEIJING — Would you be offended by a toilet seat cover sporting an image […]
November 29, 2019

Show some respect for our Lord Buddha!

I believe all of us must have had someone whom we hold in high regard and don't wish to see him or her being insulted in any way. It feels good to see other people show him or her respect the same way we do but we can't help feeling offended if they do the complete opposite. Complaints are common reactions in most negative cases, and things often get much more intense as far as religious figures are concerned. Late last month, an activist group of Thai Buddhists called "Knowing Buddha" organised a demonstration in Bangkok to protest against commercial practices that show disrespect to Buddha.
November 29, 2019

Revered monks win Unesco recognition

Bangkok Post Newspaper PUBLISHED : 27 NOV 2019 Two highly revered Thai Buddhist monks have been recognised by Unesco (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]
November 29, 2019

Ancient stolen Buddha statues returned to Afghanistan after 17 years in UK

The artefacts will be sent back to their ‘rightful home’, the National Museum of Afghanistan, following a long and complex investigation By Katie Grant Monday, 11th […]
November 29, 2019

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey did silent vipassana for 10 days: It’s almost impossible to follow his schedule in everyday life

Myupchar Nov 26, 2019 15:58 PM IST     Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is well known for his extreme health regimes. From an extreme form of intermittent […]
November 28, 2019

The Two Bright Guardians of the World

By Ernest Chi-Hin Ng   Economic theory inspired by the Buddha’s worldview and teachings differ from that of the market economy in many aspects. At […]
November 28, 2019

In Search of the Real Buddha

The Buddha was a real historical person who ate, slept, sweated, and got tired. Yet he was also an extraordinary person who developed inspiring qualities that we are all capable of developing. If you find some of the details of the developed hagiography of the Buddha an off-putting burden, look to him as a great human teacher of the path beyond human limitation.
November 28, 2019

British Library’s “Buddhism” exhibition explores Buddhist printing centuries before Gutenberg

BY LAURIA GALBRAITH| NOVEMBER 1, 2019 The British Library showcases masterworks of Buddhist printing in a new exhibition that explores the life of the Buddha and Buddhism’s […]
November 28, 2019

Who Was the Buddha?

BY ANDREA MILLER| NOVEMBER 15, 2019   For thirteen years, I’ve worked as a journalist, interviewing writers, actors, activists, dharma teachers, and more. Recently, someone asked me […]
November 28, 2019

Hundreds of Buddhist Statues Demolished in Sichuan Province

11/28/2019YAO ZHANGJIN Large outdoor statues continue to be targeted for destruction as part of the CCP’s nationwide campaign to eliminate all open-air religious symbols. by […]
November 27, 2019

29-Meter-Tall Shakyamuni Buddha Sculpture Blown up in Jilin

11/06/2019 Outdoor religious statues continue to be destroyed across China, local officials in charge threatened to be dismissed if they disobey the central government orders. […]
November 25, 2019

“RESPECT BUDDHA’S Image ” – don’t use Buddha as Decoration

In Ronaldo’s defense, the Knowing Buddha Organization of Thailand, says “these kinds of incidents happen all the time, not because individuals mean to intentionally disrespect Buddha’s image, but due to a lack of understanding what Buddha’s image represents. Buddha’s image has been so commercialized in the past few decades, that most people have forgotten that Buddhism is a religion and Buddha’s image belongs in a temple, not as decoration in Hotels, Bars, Spa’s or people’s homes.” says the KBO Foundation.
November 25, 2019

WARNING ! Do not buy or sell Buddha’s Image for decoration ~ Karma

Mike Blum Medium staff writer Nov 25 · 4 min read Many Individuals around the world have an image Buddha’s decorating their homes and businesses. It seems […]
November 25, 2019

BUDDHA’S Image should not be used for decorating Hotels, Bars, Spas or your home

The Bali Times Newspaper The resort Island of Bali is one of the largest producers and exporters of Buddha images around the world and according […]
November 22, 2019

Meeting With Thailand’s Supreme Buddhist Patriarch, Pope Francis Encourages Peace

Meeting With Thailand’s Supreme Buddhist Patriarch, Pope Francis Encourages Peace “We can grow and live together as good ‘neighbors,’” the Pope said Nov. 21. Hannah […]
October 14, 2019

Buddhists around the World calling for – Boycott of HILTON & Waldorf Astoria with opening Siddhartha Lounge

Critics of the Vișan's and Claude Challe say that these self described artists and creators have created nothing but bad Karma and Sin for themselves. They suggest that Buddha-Bar franchise is a form of "grotesque Plagiarism " which has merely Hijacked a 2500 year old religion, using the name and image of Buddha, who imparts peace, compassion and loving kindness, for the purpose of selling alcohol and making money. As any case of plagiarism it is expected that Buddha-Bar and Waldorf Astoria will soon find themselves in the courts say Buddhims advocats.
October 10, 2019

Games blamed for moral decline and addiction throughout history – also described by Buddha

October 9, 2019 9.05am EDT Video games are often blamed for unemployment, violence in society and addiction – including by partisan politicians raising moral concerns. Blaming video games for social or […]
October 10, 2019

Photo of the Day

Master Acharavadee Wongsakon KBO – Earth symposium Bangkok Thailand
October 10, 2019

Tainted Art

Do and Don’ts on Buddha Do with regard to Buddha Once you enter Buddha’s land you will see many temples and Buddha statues both inside and outside the temples […]
October 10, 2019

‘Meaning of True friend’

by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon If there is no love, there will be no religion and no way out of this cycle of birth and death.When […]
October 10, 2019

‘Meaning of True friend’Master Acharavadee Wongsakon(โปรดอ่านภาษาไทยด้านล่าง)

If there is no love, there will be no religion and no way out of this cycle of birth and death.When the Buddha was about […]
October 10, 2019

“Karmic Law ” ” วงจรกรรม …โดย: พรนภา ฮ้อแสงชัย

The way our characters, habits, social status and wisdom are formed. The way other people have a certain reaction towards us, whether it be love, […]
October 10, 2019

“Karmic Law “

The way our characters, habits, social status and wisdom are formed. The way other people have a certain reaction towards us, whether it be love, […]
October 10, 2019

Does revenge exist – “How to Resolve the Misfortune in Life”

(Please find Thai version below) When we say that breaking the precepts is a sinful act for which there will be payback time, it’s strange […]
October 10, 2019

“False speech brings defilement”

(Please find Thai version below) On the previous 2019 Asanha Bucha Day, Somdej Phra Ariyavongsagatayan, the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand stated that “One important practice […]
October 10, 2019

Do not wait

(Please find Thai version below) Some people let their lives pass and indulge only in the pursuit of their happiness and their need. They have […]
October 10, 2019

“Current and Conscience”

(Please find Thai version below) People often do things without reasoning. They do not realize why they actually do those things or do not know […]
October 10, 2019

Climate change is Dhamma indeed.

(Please find Thai version below) For the followers of this page focusing on Dhamma, please do not think that I will stop writing about Dhamma […]
October 10, 2019

“Crossing the Nature of Habits”

(Please find Thai version below) “Nature of habits” or “behaviour” or “carita” is indeed a trap that blocks one from being independent from kilesa. As […]
October 10, 2019

“Awareness and Social Media Life.”

(Please find Thai version below) When there is shocking news, those who have public awareness will spread the news conscientiously. They will cover up the […]
October 10, 2019

“Beware of the Misleading”

(Please find Thai version below) New generations… please give me 2 minutes to tell you what all Kings have done for our land before you […]
October 10, 2019

Always be resolute in doing good deeds with all-out effort.

Those who never do good deeds in earnest may fall by the wayside. They shall never reach the exalted success. With resolute determination, the power […]
October 10, 2019

“A More Important Morality…”

(Please find Thai version below) Characteristics of moral human beings besides holding the 5 precepts (in Buddhism) is having gratitude which can be categorized as […]
October 9, 2019

BREAKING: Remains of Buddha Found? 2,500-Year-Old Cremated Bones with Revealing Inscription Unearthed in China

14 NOVEMBER, 2017 – 19:06 APRILHOLLOWAY In what could be an enormously significant finding for Buddhists around the world, archaeologists in China have unearthed an ancient […]
October 9, 2019

Robots guarded Buddha’s relics in a legend of ancient India

As early as Homer, more than 2,500 years ago, Greek mythology explored the idea of automatons and self-moving devices. By the third century B.C., engineers […]
October 9, 2019

This precious Buddhist site in Karnataka is crying for attention

Kumar Buradikatti KALABURAGI, OCTOBER 09, 2019   A sculpture-portrait of Emperor Ashoka — the only available image of the Mauryan emperor, which is considered the most […]
October 9, 2019

227 Precepts and LiberationWords from Master

According to the translation of 227 precepts, I read, as appeared in Vinaya-pitaka (Norm-Discipline), they are to facilitate virtuous behavior in order to get parted […]
October 8, 2019

Phuture Foods Joins Fight Against Pork Meat With Asia-Focused Plant-Based Alternative

FOOD TECHHONG KONGMALAYSIABy Sally Ho Last updated Oct 8, 2019 Malaysian-Hong Kong food tech startup Phuture Foods will launch a vegan pork meat alternative in Hong Kong, Singapore and other […]
October 8, 2019