Buddhism

Thailand monks: Wirapol Sukphol case highlights country's Buddhism crisis

<b>It was a jarring image; a group of Buddhist monks, with shaven heads and orange robes, sitting back in the soft-leather seats of an executive jet, passing luxury accessories among themselves.</b><p>The video of the monk, now known by his pre-monk name, Wirapol Sukphol, went viral after being posted on …

Thailand

TibetanHistory-20thCentury - Sky Burial

Julia Kirchner<br>04-28-07<p>A Review of <i>Sky Burial</i><p><i>Sky Burial</i> is story told by the Chinese author Xinran about a Chinese woman from Suzhou who spent thirty …

Columbia University

Dalai Lama congratulates Ram Nath Kovind, hopes President-elect will consolidate India's strengths

<b>Dharamshala:</b> Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election and said he hopes the President-elect will …

Ram Nath Kovind

Introduction to the Three Pure or Root Precepts of Mahayana Buddhism

The Three Pure Precepts, sometimes called the Three Root Precepts, are practiced in some Mahayana schools. They are said to be the basis of all …

Religion

Could qigong be the next yoga? | GrindTV.com

Zen master and blogger Anthony Korahais thinks so.<p>“Once people start to realize what qigong [pronounced chee-gong] can really do — help you get to …

Zen

On the Death of a Teacher; a Buddhist teaching

The early Buddhists texts contain a treasure trove of teachings. I have not read them all, and perhaps never will. For they are like a great set of …

Religion

Jet-setting Buddhist monk at centre of scandal

Phey Sihawong took an instant liking to fresh-faced monk Wirapol Sukphol, who, in 2000, moved into Nom Jan village in the Si Sa Ket district of …

New Zealand News

Blog Archive » Mummy in Buddha statue goes to court

Two years ago, a 1,000-year-old statue of the Buddha made headlines when a striking CT scan exposed the mummified monk within. The statue was scanned …

Zen

When Brian Blessed met the Dalai Lama: "I'm really randy. I can shag anything"

Much to enjoy about the time Brian Blessed met the Dalai Lama. It’s the translator we feel sorry for.<p>When Brian Blessed met the Dalai Lama… …

Dalai Lama

Boost Your Happiness: 10 Mindfulness Tips for Busy People

<b>“There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>Do you ever feel as though you would be happy if only things were a little …

Thich Nhat Hanh

5 Powerful Ways Mindfulness Meditation Will Change Your Life

Years ago, I bought a book on a whim. Little did I know that it would completely transform my life and lead me on the path I tread today.<p>That book …

Thich Nhat Hanh

Zuckerberg Channels The Dalai Lama and Uses a Data Point Rarely Taught in Business School

Discover where to find your strength and empower others to find theirs.<p>This past May, while delivering the commencement address at Harvard University, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, offered some thoughts on the importance of understanding one's purpose. "...Finding your purpose isn't enough, the …

Dalai Lama

How Silent Meditation Helped Me Succeed at Work

<i>In this opinion piece, Payal Sheth, a global marketing manager at the Boston Consulting Group, explains how an ancient meditation technique helped</i> …

Meditation

The Symbol of the Lotus: How Buddhists Understand Its Meaning

The lotus has been a symbol of purity since before the time of the Buddha, and it blooms profusely in Buddhist art and literature. Its roots are in …

Religion

Buddhist Teacher Michael Stone Removed from Life Support

Buddhist teacher, yogi, and mental health practitioner Michael Stone was taken off of life support on Sunday evening, according to a statement by his …

Religion

Letting It Go: How Buddhist Mindfulness Teaches Us to Stop Worrying

How much of our lives do we waste <i>stewing</i> about things we can't change? Or <i>fuming</i>, <i>worrying</i>, <i>regretting, ruminating</i> or sometimes <i>avoiding</i>? How much …

Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddhism’s Key Texts : Secular Buddhist Association

Doug Smith | July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments<p>Philosophies and religions the world over have key texts outlining their founders’ beliefs and aims. What are …

Religion

The Mindfulness Controversy - Buddhism vs. Psychology?

In recent years many practicing psychotherapists have adopted the Buddhist practice of mindfulness as part of their therapeutic toolkit. …

Happiness

Why we need a return to moral politics: The GOP’s health care assault is only the latest example

Progressives must reclaim the tradition of Thoreau, Gandhi and King — and deny the right the moral high ground<p>Newsflash: Donald Trump is really unpopular! Worse than unpopular, actually: An early June PPP poll found 47 percent support for the president’s impeachment, while 43 percent were …

Thich Nhat Hanh

Beautiful film on a Buddhist ritual only 46 monks have completed

The Kaihōgyō is a quest to become a living Buddha through 1000 days of gruelling rituals. Ivan Olita was granted rare access to a temple near Kyoto …

Happiness

5 Zen Principles To Live By: Practical Wisdom That Instantly Improves Your Life

I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana Buddhism, is full of practical wisdom.<p>When I tell …

Zen

What Is Nondualism and Why Is It Important?

<i>Dualism</i> and <i>nondualism</i> (or <i>non-duality</i>) are words that come up frequently in Buddhism. Here is a very basic explanation of what these terms …

Religion

Right Mindfulnes: Mindfulness as a Central Practice of Buddhism

Right Mindfulness traditionally is the seventh part of the Eightfold Path of Buddhism, but that doesn't mean it is seventh in importance. Each part …

Mindfulness

What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence

Two decades before Daniel Goleman first wrote about emotional intelligence in the pages of HBR, he met his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Amherst …

Emotional Intelligence

The poet with the crimson cassock

He is Living Buddha called Gyatse Phurjun Rinpoche, and he is different. Some say his writings are like the melodious love songs of the 6th Dalai …

Tibetan Buddhism

Funky Buddha announces The Living Barrel series

(Photo courtesy Funky Buddha Brewery)<p>(Press Release)<p><b>OAKLAND PARK, Fla.</b>–Funky Buddha is proud to announce The Living Barrel Series, its latest line of …

Can Western Appropriation of Buddhism, Mindfulness, and Yoga be Good?

As Buddhism continues to mature in the Western world, we are currently seeing an explosion of one particular aspect of the religion: mindfulness. As …

Yoga

When Things Fall Apart: Tibetan Buddhist Nun and Teacher Pema Chödrön on Transformation Through Difficult Times

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us.”<p>In every life, there comes a time when we are razed to the bone of our resilience by losses beyond our control — lacerations of the heart that feel barely bearable, that leave …

Happiness

Ethics for a Secular Millennium

<b>In the West, there are many different schools of Buddhism. Where do we find common ground?</b> I would like to say that we are all students of one …

Religion