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Spread Buddha’s teaching all over the world

Fear and distress reign. Although less reported, some developments bring peace and happiness to people’s lives. One such development is the spread of Gautama the Buddha’s ancient teaching of compassion and wisdom in the world today. The Buddha is believed to have lived from around 563 BCE to 483 BCE in India. Mindfulness meditation, which […]

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SN Goenka: Spreading Buddha’s Teachings Worldwide – IDN-InDepthNews

By Dr. Asoka Bandarage The writer, a scholar and practitioner, has taught at Yale, Brandeis, Mount Holyoke (where she was tenured), Georgetown, American and other universities, and colleges in the United States and abroad. COLOMBO (IDN) — Fear and distress reign. Although less reported, some developments bring peace and happiness to people’s lives. One such […]

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Buddhism – WorldAtlas

Buddhism is considered the 4e the largest religion in the world originating in ancient India between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. The religion is based on a series of teachings from Gautama Buddha. From India, Buddhism spread to major parts of Asia and the rest of the world. Currently, there are three major groups […]

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Dr Ambedkar converts to Buddhism

Sixty-five years ago, today, October 14, 1965, Dr BR Ambedkar shook India when he converted to Buddhism. I try to note the major events of his life. Partly because it deserves to be celebrated. But also to allow people who may not know him otherwise to know a little more about this remarkable figure of […]

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Worship a Bodhi Tree Devoid of False Beliefs | Print edition

By Udumbara Udugama Views) : Rituals associated with Bodhi pooja Esala Full Moon Poya falls on July 23 of this year. Many important events took place on an Esala Poya, according to Buddhist history. Prince Siddhartha left his secular life and set out as an ascetic in search of the Truth. Prince Rahula, her son […]

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The Buddha always teaches

The real Buddha is not limited to the body or mind of a particular person who has lived a long time ago. It is present today, says Jack Kornfield, in teachers who show the way to timeless freedom. The preaching of Buddha. Hand roller, circa 8th century. Courtesy of the Met. The teachings of the […]

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Recognize the South Asian roots of Buddhism

Vishnu Sridharan points out a blind spot in Western Buddhism: South Asia is exotic, while the origins of Buddhism in South Asian culture are ignored. “Buddha, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, in meditation”, India, circa 1780. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London | Donated by Major RG Gayer-Anderson Pasha and Colonel TG Gayer-Anderson, CMG, DSO […]

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Is it Buddhism? The unity of spiritual liberation and social justice

The short answer: Yes, the work of social justice, the deconstruction of systemic oppression based on race, caste and gender, is at the heart of Buddhism. The Buddha and all the great masters advise us to examine the functioning of our mind, our habits and our preconceptions. The social systems we live in America – […]

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How Buddhism Can Help Cambodia Get Through the Pandemic

For all Cambodians, 2020 has been a difficult year characterized by the battle between the nation and COVID-19, an invisible enemy that has today claimed 1.81 million lives worldwide. The year also saw Cambodia face one of the worst socio-economic calamities in its history, with millions of people suffering. In an exclusive interview with the […]

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What is Nikaya Buddhism? | Dr Jay N. Forrest

The Buddha said: “The true Dhamma does not suddenly disappear like a ship sinks. There are, Kassapa, five nefarious things that lead to the decay and disappearance of the true Dhamma. What are the five? Here, bhikkhus, bhikkhunis, lay men and lay women dwell without reverence and deference to the Teacher; they remain without reverence […]

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Seoul International Buddhism Expo showcases an industry born of traditions and beliefs

Tens of thousands of people from all over the world come to South Korea this month for one of Asia’s most diverse exhibitions, which will showcase a global industry born out of the traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices of Buddhism. Seoul International Buddhism Expo (BEXPO) 2019 will be held at Seoul Trade Fair and Convention […]

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What is “secular Buddhism”? – The roar of the lion

Illustration by Nolan Pelletier. You could say this is an attempt to bring the Enlightened Enlightenment. Secular Buddhists re-examine Buddhism through a rationalist and humanistic lens in order to eliminate the superstition and religiosity added later and bring it back to the original teachings of the Buddha. They see the Buddha as a human being […]

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Buddhism and drunkenness | Kuensel online

How does Buddhism view intoxication? According to Lopen Tashi Tshering, lecturer at the Institute of Science of Mind, the Buddha had this to say about alcohol, the most widely consumed intoxicant of his time: and the weakening of wisdom. “Intoxicants include anything we ingest, inhale or inject into our system that distorts consciousness, disrupts self-awareness […]

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Interview with the venerable Chaofan – Buddhistdoor Global

Venerable Chaofan (超 ç…©) is the founder of the American Association of Buddhist Education (美國 佛教 教育 協會) at Fuhui Temple (福慧 寺), which is located in the village of Rancocas, Westampton, New Jersey. Originally from Inner Mongolia, Ven. Chaofan was ordained a priest in 1981 at Mount Wutai and became one of the first […]

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Origins of Buddhism, History of Buddhism, Beliefs of Buddhism

Most historians agree that Buddhism originated in northern India in the 5th century BCE. Siddhartha observed the suffering in the world and set off in search of an antidote. Through meditation and analysis, he attained a state of enlightened being which marked the end of attachments (and therefore suffering), and ultimately, upon his death, release […]

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7 facts about Buddhism that will surprise you | Buddhist Beliefs | Buddhist history

From reincarnation to koans to the selection of the Dali Lama, Buddhism is a fascinating and unique way of life that has some surprises in store for those who do not know it. Stemming from the ancient teachings of the Buddha, it is currently the 4th largest religion in the world, with more than 495 […]

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Four lessons from the Sutta Nipata on racism and classism

Thai forest monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu is a prolific translator of the Pali canon, the first complete set of the teachings of the Buddha. Than Geoff, as his students and friends call him, recently printed his translation of the Sutta Nipata (“The Discourse Group”). Composed of 72 suttas in total, the Sutta Nipata contains some of […]

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Crisis of faith within Buddhism?

Our monastic community has long been a spiritual refuge for Thai society, with our Buddhist monks long held in high esteem. This might no longer be a familiar scenario, however, with a slew of bad news about the indecent behavior and misconduct of many monastic members having cast a negative light on the clergy like […]

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Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy?

If you were to follow the flow of psychology and neuroscience books published over the past two decades, you would think Buddhism is a complex philosophical system devised by a man with an insight for the emergence of psychoanalysis and philosophy somehow. 2,400 years later. road. Indeed, Buddhism lends itself to emerging sciences in a […]

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Chinese Buddhism in Penang – Buddhistdoor Global

Penang State in Malaysia is probably the most religiously diverse place I have ever visited. As I walked through George Town, the capital of Penang, I was completely enchanted by the density of the different religious architectures. In the morning, the Hindu deities of the Sri Mahamariamman temple are awakened in a puja ritual. Throughout […]

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Buddhism for beginners – Lion’s Roar

New to Buddhism or Meditation? Then you probably have a lot of questions – and you will find some useful answers here, in the form of articles by The roar of the lion and Buddhadharma. Buddha Shakyamuni. Lacquered wood, Myanmar, 15th century. Courtesy of LACMA. Contents What do Buddhists believe? Buddhists have many different beliefs […]

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Nurturing the roots of Chinese Buddhism in Africa – Buddhistdoor Global

I was born Simon Manase Masauko in Malawi on April 23, 1978. I received the name Dharma Ben Xing, which means “awakening” or, more literally, “the original root of awakening”, in 2000 from the famous Buddhist monk Venerable Master Hui Li, the first Mahayana monk from Taiwan to come to Africa and spread humanistic Buddhism. […]