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.
Brief introduction to insight meditation, its history, practice, and key points to remember when starting your practice.
Tibetan Buddhism believes in eight significant events in the life of the Buddha which are often depicted in Stupas. These commemorative Stupas of the Buddha are built in different parts of the world.
My spiritual encounter with Sukyo Mahikari, the art of giving divine light.
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...
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 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.
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....
LP Yiam was famous for making the Kreung Rahng and rian Thai amulets that comes with magical powers. He was the monk who had made the Great Five Rians. Those who had rented his amulets will have the power of good fortune and wealth. It also offer protection against evil spirits and accidents.
Om mani padme hum is the mantra of Chenrezig, a highly regarded deity in the Vajrayana Buddhism. Tibetan people chant this mantra in their daily lives, whether they are resting or working.