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  • The Dalai Lama speaking
    Dalai Lama speaks about educating the heart in Canada
    His Holiness the Dalai was recently received warmly for a talk in Vancouver, Canada. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on Oct. 22, 2014 the Dalai Lama gave a public talk on educating the heart in Vancouver. After flying into Vancouver...
  • Renee Zellweger
    From Renee Zellweger to Michael Jackson
    And everyone else who has nipped and tucked.Okay, all the disclaimers.Hollywood is a tough town. Older actresses have trouble finding a fulfilling or any type of acting role. It’s their face so they can do what they please.Done.In reality...
  • The Dalai Lama making a point clear at a press conference
    China has been cited as being in violation of Tibetans' rights
    Tensions between the Chinese authorities and Tibetans have been intensifying in recent years. Phayul.com reported on Oct. 13, 2014 a CECC report alleges China has been violating the rightsof Tibetans. In the Congressional Executive Commission on...
  • One Christian's experience with organized prayer in school, will surprise you
    One Christian's experience with organized prayer in school, will surprise you
    This was written by a devout Christian. Many Christians, especially evangelical or fundamentalist ones, support prayer in school, until the prayer is different then their own. So here are the words of one Gary Christenot and his experience with...
  • Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva
    Dealing with difficult people the Buddhist way
    In the mundane world, we deal with difficult people almost on a daily basis. Whether they’re classmates, co-workers, bosses, neighbors, or random people – difficult people are everywhere! As Buddhist, we should know how to deal with...
  • Contestants for the Miss Himalaya pageant
    Five girls compete for the 2nd Miss Himalaya title
    Amidst all of the turmoil for Tibetans time has been set aside for the 2nd Miss Himalaya pageant. Phayul.com reported on Oct. 3, 2014 that five attractive girls are competing for the 2nd Miss Himalaya title. The 2nd Miss Himalaya Pageant is being...
  • Meditation Area
    Buddhism for non-Buddhists
    Buddhism makes up the world's fourth largest world religion and one of the oldest. Religion in general has been slowly decreasing in many countries around the world as society changes and technology advances, but Buddhism has been one of the...
  • Buddhas
    Telling the difference between Buddha statues
    For non-Buddhists, and even for some Buddhists, it's sometimes hard to tell the difference of what buddha statue is of what buddha. Depending on the country and school of Buddhism the statue is at, that'll give you a small clue, otherwise,...
  • Protesters in Hong Kong
    Tibet Film Festival in Hong Kong disrupted by goons
    There has been chaos in Hong Kong as protesters demand full democratic reforms from Beijing. Tibetan interests have been hit hard in this mess. Phayul.com reported on Sept. 27, 2014 goons disrupted the Tibet Film Festival in Hong Kong.The three...
  • Buddha and Jesus
    Buddhism and Christianity (or any other religion)
    Many visitors in the West that go to Buddhist temples are in factnot Buddhists. It's the simple curiosity of what Buddhism is, what Buddhist actually do, and what do they believe in that ignites people's curiosity to take action. This is a...
  • Impermanence
    Impermanence and letting go
    Letting go is one of the hardest things we try to do. It was easier getting into a PhD program than it was letting go of my phone that was “in the shop” for two days! Why? Because we have this misconceived notion that “things...
  • Taichung Tzu-shan Temple
    Do's and don'ts when visiting a Buddhist temple
    It’s always important no matter what religious place you go to, to always be respectful, whether you’re a religious or spiritual person or not. Many temples will have a sign or brochure that has some “Temple etiquette”...
  • An example of moving or standing meditation
    Harvard study proves meditation can hinder the onset of Alzheimer's
    If you ask most adults who are middle age or older, what their greatest fear is in regards to aging, many will say they do not want to “lose their mind”. They want to be able to age and still have their mental capacity and wits about...
  • Noble Eightfold Path
    The Noble Eightfold Path in a nutshell
    The Noble Eightfold Path (āryāṣṭāṅgamārga) described by the Buddha is the path that leads to the end of suffering. It is a practical guideline for ethical and mental development with the goal of freeing ourselves from the Three Poisons (ignorance,...
  • Samsara
    Emptiness and samsara
    Emptiness isn’t exactly “no where.” It’s not nothing, zero, or empty. Emptiness simply means that the things we see everyday, the people, cars, houses, plants, etc., are not really JUST people, cars, houses, plants, etc....