This is a story about Ajahn Siripanno, who gave up everything and becoming a Theravada Buddhist forest monk in Thailand. His father is a successful businessman with net worth of billions of Dollars.
A summary and explanation of the six most popular Buddhas of Japan and their origins.
A ten-day silent Vipassana meditation course can be a scary proposition--especially when you're asked to turn over your car keys and cell phone on arrival. Here's why you shouldn't worry about being brainwashed.
Buddhism is not a religion which has a doctrine, creed, or cult. Its precepts are based on a philosophy that the universe exists in our minds, as a set of patterns and movements, always changing. We live in the present, as the sum of our experiences.
The Untold Life of Jesus and his studies of Buddhism and Hinduism. This is a speculative theory and not in any way meant to deny or discredit any alternative beliefs. The research behind this hub comes from several sources, including the...
Buddhism flourished rapidly during the lifetime of Buddha in India and abroad. There were several reasons for the rapid rise of this religion in the sixth century B.C.
Brief introduction to insight meditation, its history, practice, and key points to remember when starting your practice.
Are you a victim of the monkey mind? Find out what the term means, how it manifests itself, and what steps you can take to alleviate it.
Despite their common goal, Japan's Soto and Rinzai schools of Zen Buddhism strongly disagree on how much emphasis to place on the practice of sitting meditation.
This lens discusses the various poses seen in Buddha statues known as Mudras. Each Mudra has a religious and symbolic meaning and is associated with the Buddha's teachings or path to enlightenment. The word Mudra means "sign" or "seal" in Sanskrit....