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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

New book offers myriad resources to help us de-stress our harried (...)


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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Wat Srinagarindravararam, Switzerland

The Thai Buddhist monastery Wat Srinagarindravararam is located at the outskirts of the village Gretzenbach (NW Switzerland). The monastery was officially inaugurated in 1996. Princess Srinagarindra (1900-1995) The monastery is named after the mother of the reigning King Bhumipol, Princess Srinagarindra. As in Asia, the monastery and temple are surrounded by a wall to demarcate the religious and profane spheres. The "Wat" (Thai for monastery) was financed by donations from Thai 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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Buddha and Confucius — by Hendrik Van Loon

The discoveries of the Portuguese and the Spaniards had brought the Christians of western Europe into close contact with the people of India and of China. They knew of course that Christianity was not the only religion on this earth. There were the Mohammedans and the heathenish tribes of northern Africa who worshipped sticks and stones and dead trees. But in India and in China the Christian conquerors found new millions who had never heard of Christ and who did not want to hear of Him, because they thought their own religion, which was thousands of years old, much better than that of the West. As this is a story of mankind and not an exclusive history of the people of Europe and our (...) continue


Fundamental texts

Seung Sahn’s Twelve Gates

Seung Sahn’s Twelve Gates These kong-ans (Japanese: koan) are among the principle ones used by Zen Master Seung Sahn and the other teachers of the Kwan Um School. In terms of Dae Soen Sa Nim’s published teaching, two of them originally appeared in print in Dropping Ashes on the Buddha, and the original complete set of ten first appeared in the appendix "Mind Meal" of his book Only Don’t Know. They are also the subject of his book Ten Gates. An eleventh gate was added as an epilogue to Ten Gates and, more recently, a twelfth gate was added. All of these kong-ans appear as part of the collection The Whole World is a Single Flower - 365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life. His short commentaries are (...) continue


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Video - A buddhist man - Richard Gere

RICHARD GERE BUDDHIST AND HUMANITARIANMini Biography Humanitarian and actor, Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia. The second of five children, his father, Homer, was an insurance salesman, and his mother was Doris. Richard started early as a musician, playing a number of instruments in high school and writing music for high school productions. He graduated from North Syracuse Central High School in 1967, and won a gymnastics scholarship to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he majored in philosophy. Richard is a humanitarian. He’s a founding member of "Tibet House," a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture. He has (...) 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