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Buddhist Life: What is samsara?
Conscious effort to learn, understand, and apply Buddhist Teachings to life while adhering to the Eightfold Path leads to Enlightenment and the liberation from samsara.
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Sat Mar 15, 2014
Tibetan masterpieces configured to create a three-dimensional meditation map at the Asian Art Museum
Mandalas are geometric maps of Himalayan Buddhist visionary worlds, created by and for practitioners of Vajrayana Buddhism , a system of meditation that is profoundly dependent on art and artists.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Oklahoma City monastery draws the curious, more Buddhists
Once housed in a small white house that had been a church, the Buddha Mind Monastery, 5800 S Anderson Road, drew only a glance or two from passersby.
What kind of lotus are you?
The showy aquatic plant has a long history in Buddhism, often serving as a symbol of Lord Buddha.
People's Daily Online
Buddhist scripture debate held in SW China's Yunnan
A Buddhist scripture debate is held among monks at the Gedan Songzanlin Monastery in Shangri-la County of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, March 14, 2014.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Darwin and Dukkha, What's That?
As I've been describing, Buddhism - more than any other spiritual /religious tradition - is deeply immersed in biology.
'Enter the Mandala': Buddhism at the Asian Art Museum
"The cosmic Buddha Amoghasiddhi" Tibet, Sakya Monastery, is part of the one-room exhibition looking at the symbolic structure of the painted mandala.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Major Chinese Ceramics Are Donated to The Bruce
There's always something new to see at The Bruce Museum and this weekend wasn't an exception.
The Laughing Buddha and Good Luck
The laughing Buddha is a familiar icon with one of the most well-known traditions being to rub the belly of his statue for good luck.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Buddhism is widely seen as quietistic, self-involved, and concerned only with personal enlightenment and the achievement of inner peace.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
SF's Asian Art Museum Goes Into the Mandala
This coming Friday, San Francisco's Asian Art Museum will be taking visitors to an exploration of places in the cosmos, courtesy of what is considered to be the maps of the Buddhist visionary worlds.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Religion News Service
Protesters denounce the Dalai Lama as a a dictatora
The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, speaks to the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday in Washington, D.C. The think tank, which advocates for the strengthening of free market capitalism, asked the Dalai Lama to participate in discussions on "Economics, Happiness, and the Search for a Better Life."
A Spiritual Journey to Myanmar
Architecture, Art + Culture, Art + Culture, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Nature Appreciation, Pop Culture and Travel, Spiritual Travel, Temples and Churches, Trip Ideas, Solo Maureen Santucci, originally from the U.S., has made Peru her home for the past five years.
What do Buddhists believe?
HuffPost's Third Metric seeks to redefine success beyond money and power. As part of our ongoing series, we talk to Vincent Horn, co-founder of Buddhist Geeks, a media project that deals with the convergence of Buddhism, culture and technology.
Buddhism puts everything on show
From temple food to stationery items imprinted with Buddha characters, everything about Korean Buddhism is on display at an exhibition in Seoul, offering a glimpse of how the religion is evolving to cater to modern-day Koreans.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
The News Tribune
Voices of Faith: How do you reflect upon the birth of the Buddha into a Hindu family?
Lama Chuck Stanford, Rime Buddhist Center: It is true that the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, was born into a royal family that practiced and studied the Vedic tradition .
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Into the Heart of Life - Book Review
Into the Heart of Life by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo is a beautiful and straightforward set of teachings based on talks given by the author in her many years as a Tibetan Buddhist nun and teacher.
Three Religious Quotations
"The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend [a] personal God and avoid dogma and theology.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
In Bhutan, Phallus Worship Revives Among New Generation Of Religious Followers
THIMPHU, BHUTAN - NOVEMBER 18: The village Chimi Lhakhang in the Punakha Valley with its temple, monastery is renowned for its fertility blessings, phallus or penis symbols, where pilgrims go for praying for children, fertility, on November 18, 2012 in Chimi Lhakhang near Thimphu, Bhutan.
Dalai Lama celebrates Tibetan New Year in Twin Cities
A Minneapolis sports center was transformed into the epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism on Sunday, when the Dalai Lama participated in his first Tibetan New Year's celebration in the western hemisphere.