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  • Meditating monks
    Meditation: Concentration through breathing
    Meditation is an essential part of Buddhist practice. Breathing is an essential part of meditation practice (and obviously to stay alive!). There are a myriad techniques of concentrating during meditation, but the most common and traditional is...
  • Rescue operations in Nepal
    Tibetans and Nepalese have joined together to help Nepal earthquake victims
    The tragedy of the recent massive earthquake in Nepal has lead to the joining together of Tibetans and Nepalese to help the victims. Phayul.com reported on May 1, 2015, the Tibetans and Nepalese held a vigil and raised money for the victims of the...
  • Wheel of Life
    The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination
    The Twelve Links (Nidãnas) is one of the most important teachings in Buddhism; it teaches the origin of suffering (dukkha) to be ignorance (avidya). In Buddhism, Dependent Origination is the teaching of how things come to be, are, and cease to be....
  • Vajrakumara
    Does Buddhism have deities?
    Yes and no. Yes on two parts: 1) In Vajrayana (Tibetan Buddhism), Buddhism has mixed and adopted the local Tibetan religion (Bön), which also adopted it’s numerous deities which are worshiped as Buddhas and Buddhist saints. 2) Buddhist...
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu & Tibetan spirtual leader Dalai Lama
    Desmond Tutu has visited the Dalai Lama to discuss joy
    The South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a close friend of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The fellow Nobel Peace Laureate recently arrived in Dharamshala, India to talk about joy with the Dalai Lama, reported Phayul.com April 18, 2015. Tutu will...
  • Example of poor posture while texting
    Suffering from text neck or turkey neck, Taoism to the rescue
    Many people spend several hours each day either in front of a computer or using their “smart phones”. There is a good chance that you are reading this article from a “smart” device, whether it be a phone or tablet, or the...
  • Yeshi Khando, 138th Tibetan to self immolate since 2009
    A Tibetan nun set herself on fire in Kardze to protest China
    Another in a long series of tragic self-immolations has occurred in Tibet. Phayul.com reported on April 10, 2015, a Tibetan nun set herself on fire in Kardze. Reports have surfaced that a Tibetan nun recently set herself ablaze in Kardze County....
  • The Dalai Lama in Tokyo
    The Dalai Lama is visiting Japan to give Buddhist teachings
    Buddhists and others in Japan are very fortunate to have an extended visit from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Tibet Sun reported on April 2, 2015, the Dalai Lama has started his visit to Japan. On Thursday the Dalai Lama arrived in Japan as he...
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama walks towards students of  Tibetan Homes Foundation performing abstract from "Khenlob Choesum"
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama has graced the 20th Shoton opera festival
    The Dalai Lama has graced the 20th Shoton opera festival of Tibet at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts reports Phayul.com on March 27, 2015. The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts is a premiere body which was set up in 1959 in India with...
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaches Nagarjuna’s ‘Fundamental Wisdom’
    In a world where the news deals with more and more violence daily it is a needed and refreshing break to have the opportunity to learn about wisdom from the Dalai Lama. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on March 20, 2015, His Holiness...
  • Low Carb Food Stores Gain Popularity
    Are health gurus trustworthy?
    Over the last 50 or 60 years there have been many dietary recommendations. Some of these recommendations have become so popular that the originator of the plan or lead spokesperson has risen to the level of a Diet “Guru”. The world is...
  • Happiness
    Developing true happiness
    It is everyone's life mission to be happy. Every sentient being wants happiness and a good life. And so it is also our life's mission to develop that happiness, for and from ourselves, from within. It is unfortunate that we live in a world...
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    Dalai Lama says China choosing the Dalai Lama is like Castro choosing a pope
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been clearly shocked by news that China wants to choose the next Dalai Lama. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on March 11, 2015, the Dalai Lama thinks China choosing the next Dalai Lama would be like...
  • Buddha
    The Dalai Lama has been welcomed by thousands at the Great Prayer Festival
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been welcomed by thousands of people at the Great Prayer Festival reports the Central Tibetan Administration on March 6, 2015. His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings on Buddha’s life, or the Jataka...
  • People Celebrate the Spring Festival in China
    2015 Year of the Wood Goat
    This year most of the world in one way or another either celebrated , or was at least aware of, Chinese New Year on February 19th.The celebration usually lasts several days, and in some areas can last an entire week.There is some discrepancy,...
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