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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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A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook — by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein

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The 9th Alms Giving Ceremony of Southern Thailand

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Sarnath — Holy Place of the first Teachings

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David R. Loy — Buddhism and Poverty

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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

Honeyville Buddhist Church

02.08.2010 Quietly standing on a country road in the middle of this farming community is a Buddhist church, likely unnoticed by most passers-by. It’s at 3945 W. 6900 North in Honeyville, just about a mile west of the freeway exit on Interstate 15. Member Yoneko Aoki said her small congregation is a comfortable place for Box Elder County Buddhists to go to church. "We’ve had it for years and years," she said. Now, with only 50 members, mid-week services are held just 10 times a year, (...) continue

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Lerab Ling

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


Articles and talks

How important is Samadhi in Buddhism — by Bhikkhu Siri Dhamma

Meditation in the Buddha Dhamma is for attaining the four stages of realization by which greed, hatred and delusion are completely abandoned. Tranquility (Samatha) and insight into actuality (Vipassana) are essential for suchi realization. The Buddha says, "Two things partake of knowledge, that is, tranquility and insight; When Tranquility is developed, the mind is developed and lust is abandoned; the mind defile with lust is not liberated; When there is defilement through ingnorance; right understanding is not developed; liberation of mind comes to be through the un taining of it from lust; and there is the liberation of right understanding when the mind is unstained of (...) continue


Fundamental texts

Dhammapada

DHAMMAPADA The Dhammapada is a versified Buddhist scripture traditionally ascribed to the Buddha himself. It is one of the best-known texts from the Theravada canon. The title, Dhammapada, is a compound term composed of dhamma and pada, each word having a number of denotations and connotations. Generally, dhamma can refer to the Buddha’s "doctrine" or an "eternal truth" or "righteousness" or all "phenomena"; and, at its root, pada means "foot" and thus by extension, especially in this context, means either "path" or "verse" (cf. "foot (prosody)") or both. English translations of this text’s title have used various combinations of these and related words. According to tradition, the (...) continue


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Awaken your Buddha Seed: Dalai Lama tells Japanese Buddhists

His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a crowd of over 300 Japanese Buddhists that all human beings have the same potential to achieve Buddhahood if they realize the source of all sufferings is ignorance and delusion about one’s true nature. "Awareness of one’s innate Buddha nature will give self-confidence and provide a key to happy life," said His Holiness in his teaching of The Four Noble Truths today at Saihoji Temple in Nagano. The teaching was part of an event organized by Saihoji Temple where His Holiness consecrated a three-dimensional Mandala and a gilded statue of the Amitabha Buddha both housed in a new Mandala Hall located on the temple compound. The walls of the new hall (...) 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