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.
A short introduction to the Dalai Lama, the Panchen Lama and the Tibetan Buddhism. The article explores the future of religious life in Tibet, in Chinese occupancy.
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) Debi: You know what you need? Marty: What? Debi: Shakabuku. Marty: You wanna tell me what that means? Debi: It's a swift, spiritual kick to the head that alters your reality forever. Marty: Oh, that'd be good. I...
12 common misconceptions about Buddhism being explained here. This will help you understand Buddhism better.
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.
Zen is a difficult concept to understand. We often overthink life so much, that we do not take the time to enjoy the experiences it holds for us. Live in the moment!
“Oh, to be the ruler of life, not a slave.” Walt Whitman. What is freedom? Is it living as we choose, our spirits unchained and unhindered by expectations and obligations? Is it releasing the inner entombed soul? A fire that stirs and wakes...
This is the continuation of Part I of this story of a Laotian girl becoming a young woman raised in the royal palace of her grandfather and in a time of wars and change.
Mahayana Buddhism grew up in India as a critique of certain tendencies in the Hinayana, the earlier form of Buddhism. Mahayana means "Greater Vehicle" and Hinayana means "Lesser Vehicle" although adherents to Hinayana would prefer that Hinayana be translated as "Way of the Elders".
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.