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On the Path to Buddhahood—The Story of Buddha Sakyamuni

Le 19 July 2016, by Stefania Mitrofan

Buddha Sakyamuni’s statue near Belum Caves located in Andhra Pradesh, India. The Buddha was a prince by birth but decided to abandon his royal title and pursue spiritual growth after witnessing sufferings of human life. (Purshi/ Wikimedia Commons) The prince who became the purveyor of Buddhism traveled no easy journey on his path to enlightenment. This is his story displaying the courage of an innocent, truth-seeking heart to move beyond the dimensions of ordinary (...) continue

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Buddhism – Photography by Steve McCurry | 1985 to 2013

Begin: 01.05.2016 10:00 hour End: 06.11.2016 From Sunday 1st May 2016 the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks is presenting one of the world’s best photographers in a large-scale solo exhibition. The exhibition: “Steve McCurry. Buddhism – Photography 1985 to 2013” shows a very special facet of the famous American magnum photographer Steve McCurry – his interaction with the culture of Buddhism. 40 large format photographs Steve McCurry took on his numerous (...) continue

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Buddhist directory

Aruna Ratangiri & Harnham Buddhist Monastery - UK

Harnham Buddhist Monastery is a Buddhist community on the borders of Scotland and England. The abbot, Ajahn Munindo, was ordained by the late Venerable Ajahn Chah of Wat Nong Pah Pong in NE Thailand in 1975. The community comprises a monastic residence of usually about 8 Sangha members and an adjacent lay retreat facility known as Kusala House. Aruna Ratanagiri is a Buddhist monastery within the Theravada school, as found in the countries of Southeast Asia, such as Burma, Sri Lanka and (...) continue

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Lerab Ling

Lérab Ling est l’un des principaux centres perpétuant la tradition d’étude et (...) continue


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What is the Nature of the Path?

What is the Nature of the Path? That is the question Jōshū asked to Master Nansen Zhàozhōu Cōngshěn, 778–897 ; Japanese Jōshū Jūshin disciple of Master Nansen : Nanquan Pǔyuàn, 748-835; Japanese : Nansen Fugan ; disciple et successor of Mǎzǔ Daoyi, 709 - 788; Japanese : Baso Do-ITSU. A monk asked this question to Master Nansen: ‒ Reverent, will you please tell me if there are lessons that no teacher has ever given? Answer of Master Nansen: "Yes, there is" The monk continuing: ‒ Would you tell me what it is? ‒ There is no Buddha. It is not the things. It is not the thought Jōshū is famous for his unusual and surprising action. Historians consider him the greatest master of the China Chan (...) continue


Fundamental texts

Vinaya Piṭaka - The Basket of the Discipline

Vinaya Pitaka The Basket of the Discipline The Vinaya Pitaka, the first division of the Tipitaka, is the textual framework upon which the monastic community (Sangha) is built. It includes not only the rules governing the life of every Theravada bhikkhu (monk) and bhikkhuni (nun), but also a host of procedures and conventions of etiquette that support harmonious relations, both among the monastics themselves, and between the monastics and their lay supporters, upon whom they depend for all their material needs. When the Buddha first established the Sangha, the community initially lived in harmony without any codified rules of conduct. As the Sangha gradually grew in number and evolved (...) continue


Buddhism

Video - 16th Karmapa - 1960

The 16th Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje The Gyalwa Karmapas, well known as spiritual leaders of Tibet, China and the Himalayas, were foretold by the historical Buddha Shakyamuni of our era. The Karmapas ("Holders of Buddha-Activity") have been at the centre of Buddhist contemplative and scholarly traditions in Tibet since the twelfth century. Their lineage, the Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism, originates with the Tibetan masters Marpa the translator, Tibet’s great yogi Milarepa, the unparallelled Gampopa and others. The Kagyu School emphasizes rigorous scholarship and realization of the true nature of reality acquired through meditation. The 16th Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung (...) continue

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Discover Lerab Ling Temple - From April to the begining of November

In one of the most beautiful and natural environments northwest of Montpellier in France, you can find a magnificent temple, which is at the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Centre, Lerab Ling. In all aspects, the temple is inspired by the art and architecture of ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas. Inside the temple is a 7-meter high statue of the Buddha as well as many authentic paintings and statues. To respect and maintain the atmosphere of meditation and retreat, Lerab Ling is only open to the public: Sunday Afternoon Visits - from 2pm to 5pm for visits from 1 April to 4 November. Before Lerab Ling opens its gates on Sunday afternoons to visit the temple, (...) continue