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It is said that there are three ways to give: Beggarly giving, Friendly giving and Noble giving. Beggarly giving is offering what one doesn’t want, or no longer has need for. “Would you like this vest? It’s nice but it doesn’t fit me.” Friendly giving is sharing a portion of what one has.
Using Om, (also known as aum,) as a mantra for meditation creates a vibrational sound that represents three states of consciousness. These are waking, dreaming, and deep sleep, which can also be viewed as the unconscious.
Mrs. Lammers was a remarkable fifth grade teacher. I went to a Catholic grade school, and as part of our geography instruction that year, Mrs. Lammers included lessons about Tibet and its predominant religion of Buddhism.
Like all medical doctors, traditional Tibetan physicians seek to reduce a patient’s suffering. However, the means of accomplishing that end are decidedly spiritual. In order to fully understand the Tibetan medical perspective, one must also understand the tradition’s Buddhist foundation.
Every year a million Dalits gather at the site of the first Conversion to Buddhism in Nagpur, India. Since 1956 millions of Dalits have responded to Dr. Ambedkar’s appeal to adopt Buddhism and escape the caste system.
The Buddha said that it is the responsibility and duty of the community to look after the sick.
There’s an old Zen tale of two patch-robed monks, students of the same master, who meet, years after his death, on a footbridge over a foaming river. Seeing one another again, the two old friends laugh aloud.
While religions of all stripes have something to offer in terms of support and advice, they also share a common detriment: they’re all really, really old. While age brings with it wisdom and experience, if religion can’t relate to modern society it runs the risk of getting left behind.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – This was a gathering of probably one of the most mindful people on the planet. The sight of golden hued monks and nuns lining up to take their seats on stage at the HGH Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur ...
"Beompae" are chants and songs inspired by Buddha’s sacred words. Performed in Buddhist temples during special ceremonies, they have the function of training in harmony with Buddha’s teaching by means of bodily actions, speech, and thought.