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Zen for beginners - Sit to your Limit, Plus One Minute

Le 20 November 2014, by Buddhachannel Eng.

Sit to your Limit, Plus One Minute For Raw Beginners: When just beginning to learn zazen and practicing alone at home, to “sit to your limit plus one minute” can help you develop ease and the prerequisite patience with a practice that can play an important part in how you view and live your life. The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Habits - A Guided Tour Prepare a clean, quiet and simply-arranged place in your home where others won’t intrude. Arrange a chair, seiza (...) continue


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Hsi Lai Vegetarian Buffet — Chew with purpose

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A Buddhist Monk’s Vegetarian Diet To Minimize Chemical Exposure

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Vegetarianism in Buddhism

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Nov 15 - Nov 22 : Silent Illumination Chan Retreat

"Silently and serenely, one forgets all words,
Clearly and vividly everything appears before you." The above comes from the poem “Silent Illumination,” composed by Master Hongzhi Zhengjue, a 12th century lineage holder of the Caodong (Jap. Soto) school of Chan Buddhism. They describe the mind of someone who has left behind all attachment to thought and conceptualization. Doing this, they clearly know the nature of things through the direct experience of enlightenment. Master Hongzhi wrote (...) continue

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Dharma Drum Mountain Vancouver Center

On No. 5 Road in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, there is a monastery that has an exterior in the form of a triangular double layer wooden roof. At the front of the monastery are four shinning rectangular floor windows built between two concrete walls. The concrete colour of these two walls matches the concrete surface of the monastery’s parking lot. As if the parking lot is an extension of the front of the monastery. The inside of this temple is constructed with wood. The colour of (...) continue

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The Noble Eightfold Path - by Bhikkhu Bodhi — Chapter V : Right Effort

The Noble Eightfold Path by Bhikkhu Bodhi Chapter V Right Effort Samma Vayama) Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi The purification of conduct established by the prior three factors serves as the basis for the next division of the path, the division of concentration (samadhikkhandha). This present phase of practice, which advances from moral restraint to direct mental training, comprises the three factors of right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. It gains its name from the goal to which it aspires, the power of sustained concentration, itself required as the support for insight-wisdom. Wisdom is the primary tool for deliverance, but the penetrating vision it yields can (...) continue

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Dhammapada(Dhp XVI) Piyavagga: Dear Ones

DHAMMAPADA XVI - Piyavagga: Dear ones 209 Having applied himself to what was not his own task, and not having applied himself to what was, having disregarded the goal to grasp at what he held dear, he now envies those who kept after themselves, took themselves to task. 210-211 Don’t ever — regardless — be conjoined with what’s dear or undear. It’s painful not to see what’s dear or to see what’s not. So don’t make anything dear, for it’s dreadful to be far from what’s dear. No bonds are found for those for whom there’s neither dear nor undear. 212-216 From what’s dear is born grief, from what’s dear is born fear. For one freed from what’s dear there’s no grief — so how fear? (...) continue


Sri Lanka — Rare Buddhist Religious function at Sri Mahabodh

Around 300 Buddhist monks from several countries yesterday participated in chanting the Chula Pagnasaka Suthra of the Majjima Nikaya of Tripitaka at the Sri Maha Bodhi at Anuradhapura. The ceremony was conducted on the advice of the Atamasthanadhipathi and Chief Sanganayake of North Central Region Ven.Pallegama Sirinivasa thera. Meanwhile a seminar connected to the three day programme, was held with Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Mahanayake Thera of the Asgiri Chapter attending at Sri Maha Bodhi premises with the participation of a large number of devotees both lay and clergy. The intention of the ceremony had been to familiarise Bikkus from other Buddhist Countries in the world (...) continue

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Universal Children’s Day 2014: Facts, History and Aims of the United Nations Day

A displaced Syrian child in a makeshift camp for Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon(Getty) Twenty-five years ago the United Nations set up the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a human rights treaty which sets out the political, economic, civil, health, social and cultural rights of children. Marked annually on 20 November, Universal Children’s Day celebrates this historic milestone - which serves as a reminder that much remains to be done for child rights worldwide. The date also marks the day on which the General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959, a series of related children’s rights proclamations drafted by Save the Children (...) continue