The Sutra of Hui-Neng - Chapter II. On Prajna

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THE SUTRA OF HUI-NENG SUTRA SPOKEN BY THE SIXTH PATRIARCH ON THE HIGH SEAT OF "THE TREASURE OF THE LAW" Hui-Neng Chapter II. On Prajna Next day Prefect Wei asked the Patriarch to give another address. Thereupon, having taken his seat and asked the assembly to purify their mind collectively, and to recite the ’Maha Prajnaparamita’ Sutra, he gave the following address: Learned Audience, the Wisdom of Enlightenment is inherent in every one of us. It is because of the (...) 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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Longchen Foundation - UK

Longchen Foundation is a Buddhist organisation whose name is associated with one of the great yogins and scholars of the Tibetan Nyingma school of Buddhism, Longchen Rabjam who lived in the 14th century. Nyingma means ’old’ and refers to the earliest tradition of Buddhism that was originally established in Tibet. The Longchen Foundation can thus trace its roots back to the beginning of Buddhism in Tibet and even before. The Longchen Foundation was established in 1975 by Chögyam Trungpa (...) continue

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How To Meditate Mindfully : Just Watch

How To Meditate Mindfully : Just Watch @Seeding-Chaos Acceptance Meditation is not striving to get somewhere in the way we we usually do with most activities. In fact trying to be more relaxed, or to achieve a certain state with meditation, is likely to be counter-productive. Meditation is best practiced by letting go, with an attitude of patience, trust and acceptance of the present moment. Watching your mind and body intently, but without getting caught up in it all. Jon Kabat Zinn, developer of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction , likens meditation to cultivating crops ” the right attitudinal soil is required to grow anything, nothing will grow if the soil is polluted by (...) continue

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Dhammapada - (Dhp 5) - Balavagga: Fools

DHAMMAPADA (Dhp I). Balavagga: Fools translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu © 1997–2009 60 Long for the wakeful is the night. Long for the weary, a league. For fools unaware of True Dhamma, samsara is long. 61 If, in your course, you don’t meet your equal, your better, then continue your course, firmly, alone. There’s no fellowship with fools. 62 ’I have sons, I have wealth’ — the fool torments himself. When even he himself doesn’t belong to himself, how then sons? How wealth? 63 A fool with a sense of his foolishness is — at least to that extent — wise. But a fool who thinks himself wise really deserves to be called a fool. 64-65 Even if for a lifetime (...) continue


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VIETNAM’S OFFICIAL BUDDHIST WEBSITE LAUNCHED April 13, 2008 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - Giac Ngo weekly Newspaper, one of the oldest news agencies in Vietnam, is launching its website: http://giacngo.vn, the first Buddhist homepage with comprehensive introduction to Vietnamese Buddhism that stretches back thousands of years. << Web site of the Giac Ngo weekly newspaper The site contains Buddhist news from around the country, Dharma essays, Buddhist culture, Buddhist education, Buddhist literature, Buddhist history, Meditation & Health, Consultancy, Buddhism & the Youth, document and library and so on. Most of the site’s information are contributed by monks, nuns, (...) continue

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Leicester City’s ’good karma’: the Buddhist monks behind the Foxes’ divine play

The temple’s assistant abbott holds an LCFC banner, which is adorned with sacred patterns From supremely gifted players on the pitch to the tactical vision of the manager and coaching staff and the passionate support of the fans, it takes many people to win English football’s ultimate prize. But if Leicester City beat Manchester United at Old Trafford to complete their fairy tale story conquest of the Premiership there will be one other, rather more unusual group of supporters to thank – a collection of Buddhist monks from Thailand. Captain Wes Morgan receives a blessing from a monk before a match The blessings of the monks, from the Wat Traimit Withayaram Woraviharn (...) continue