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UK - Can Buddhists celebrate Christmas?

Other non-Christian religions can get a bit uptight about Christmas, but Buddhism is fairly laid back.

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Buddhism the Russian way

The interest of Russians for buddhism is not negligible: it’s new, it’s exotic and it’s intellectual. But what does so highly respected in Russia orthodox religion think about this? A spiritual analysis of Russian society...

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Ch’an Buddhism in China — Part 1 : Shen-Hui

The Ch’an (Zen) movement is an integral part of the history of Chinese Buddhism, and the history of Chinese Buddhism is an integral part of the general history of Chinese thought. Ch’an can be properly understood only in its historical setting just as any other Chinese philosophical school must be studied and understood in its historical setting.

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Zen - Beggarly, Friendly and Noble Giving

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.

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Buddhism in India

Buddhism evolved in India. There were periods in India’s past when Buddhism was dominant in India. Today less then 1% of India’s population is Buddhist. Buddhism has more followers in countries east of India.

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Why Do Buddhist Monks Wear Robes?

Interestingly, modern Buddhist monks’ attire goes way back to Buddha’s times when the Monastic robes were simple pieces of cloth primarily made of bits of rags and discarded shroud adorned by both the males and females.

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Korea — Wooden fish gongs and wind chimes: Symbols of Buddhist cultivation

Anyone interested in the temple decorations of Korean temples will discover painted and sculpted fish all around the main halls _ on the pillars, brackets, ceiling and walls. It is also easy to find wooden fish gongs and wind chimes.

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Om Mantra for Meditation and Yoga

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.

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Vesak celebrations in Vietnam draw representatives of 95 nations

More than 10,000 Buddhists, dignitaries, scholars and guests from 95 countries and territories attended the opening of celebrations for the 11th United Nations Day of Vesak (Vesakha) at Bai Dinh Pagoda in Vietnam’s Ninh Binh province last Wednesday.

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Dalai Lama expresses sadness over Vietnamese Buddhist leader’s demise

Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has on Tuesday expressed his sadness over the passing away of Vietnamese Patriarch Thich Tri Tinh. Thich Tri Tinh was the first Supreme Patriach.

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