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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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Kiyomizu-dera - Japan

Kiyomizu-dera , known more fully as Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) UNESCO World Heritage site. (It should not be confused with Kiyomizu-dera in Yasugi, Shimane, which is part of the 33-temple route of the Chūgoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage through western Japan.) Kiyomizu-dera was founded in the early Heian period. The temple dates back to 798, and its present (...) continue

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Lerab Ling

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Eliminate the negative actions and obstacles of the three times

The Teachings of Hui-neng Hui-Neng Sixth Patriarch of Chan, at the beginning of Southern school, which gives the method for obtaining enlightenment instantly, here and now. At a major meeting that gathered his followers by thousands, he uttered these stanzas: My Friends, When of past, present and future No moment of consciousness is polluted by the mistake Was our old negative acts suddenly disappear And then there is repentance in our essence as soon they are abolished. When of past, present and future No moment of consciousness is contaminated by the stupidity The old states of mind false are abolished This perpetual abolition is called repentance essential. When of past, (...) continue


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Dhammapada - (Dhp 10) - Dandavagga : The Rod

DHAMMAPADA (Dhp 10) - Dandavagga : The Rod translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu © 1997–2009 129-130 All tremble at the rod, all are fearful of death. Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill. All tremble at the rod, all hold their life dear. Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill. 131-132 Whoever takes a rod to harm living beings desiring ease, when he himself is looking for ease, will meet with no ease after death. Whoever doesn’t take a rod to harm living beings desiring ease, when he himself is looking for ease, will meet with ease after death. 133 Speak harshly to no one, or the words will be thrown (...) continue


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Third anniversary of Buddhist monk massacre in Myanmar commemorated

Sept 28, 2010 Colombo, Sri Lanka — Politicians, human rights activists and religious leaders took part in a peaceful sit-in in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Colombo yesterday. They called on the world not to forget, highlighting the difficulties democracy encounters in Sri Lanka itself. Human rights activists, lawmakers and religious leaders took part in a sit-in organised by Friends of the Third World (FTW) to commemorate the massacre of Buddhist monks in Myanmar on 27 September 2007. For about an hour, protesters sat silently in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Colombo, holding placards and banners with signs in English and Sinhala that said, “Free Political Prisoners,” “Listen to (...) 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