The Xumi Pagoda (also called Sumeru or Summer Pagoda) is a Buddhist pagoda from Hebei province, China.
A summary and explanation of the six most popular Buddhas of Japan and their origins.
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...
Shinto was not even thought of as a religion until it became necessary in the late 19th century. This article explains how Buddhist persecution played a big role in that.
Buddhaguna chanting to make life better! The Advantages of Chanting Buddhaguna by Phra Dhebsinghaburajarn and English version by Dr. Suchitra Ronruen Chanting the holy stanzas is the way of life. A person who chants...
Buddhism wasn't always the religion of choice in China. This article gives a brief overview of it's introduction into Chinese society.
Shafts of sunlight dance through branches as the apprentice arrives at the master's garden. His eyes crinkle at the beauty around him. A lone furrow worries his forehead. Unsure. Unwary. Incomplete.
An overview of Vajyayana Buddhism, and a short introduction to the great masters in Vajrayana Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism.
Zen has been described variously by many. And that is why it is a bit confusing for some. Zen is a state that involves total focus on the present moment, incorporating total togetherness of body and mind. It is way of...
Buddhism preaches "Ahimsa" meaning not to injure. The name of the religion is derived from the word "Budhi" meaning 'to awaken.' It advocates liberation from ignorance and attainment of "Nirvana."