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. In Buddhism, a buddha (Sanskrit बुद्ध) is any being who has become fully awakened […]
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 Sasaguri, Fukuoka Prefecture, in southwestern Japan, on Dec. 26, 2019. […]
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 Wat Do U Mean V2” Facebook page on Thursday. (Bangkok […]
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 word that has a flow of kindness for oneself and […]
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 meditation and have a pleasant experience after a day of […]
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 spent the past few weeks getting used to my new […]
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 Seneviratne This article is the 37th in a series of […]
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, whose profound insights inspired the world. Sculpture of Shakyamuni Buddha […]
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, Each morsel is a sacrifice of life, May I be […]
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 of Jesus? Or Muhammad? Some Thai Buddhists are upset that […]
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 Cultural Organisation) for their roles in promoting peace. The 40th […]
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 the outset, the very definition of wealth is substantially different. […]
October 5, 2019

Becoming a Buddha: Lessons from Little Girls

STEPHANIE BALKWILL IN ONE WELL-KNOWN episode in the Lotus Sutra, we meet an unlikely candidate for buddhahood: the eight-year-old daughter of the dragon king. Our introduction to her comes through gossip. Discussing—behind her back—the girl’s rumored readiness […]
September 30, 2019

Hitler and the Himalayas: The SS Mission to Tibet 1938-39

Hitler and the Himalayas: The SS Mission to Tibet 1938-39
September 30, 2019

Buddha Buzz Weekly: Death Defying Monks

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