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  • 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”...
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    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....
  • The Buddha - A documentary story of the Buddha's life
    The Buddha - A documentary story of the Buddha's life
    This documentary by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin and narrated by Richard Gere, tells the story of the Buddha's life, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion. It features the...
  • Meditating monk
    Why we meditate in Buddhism
    Through meditation we can do wonderful things. We can overcome our ignorance, delusions, greed, anger, hatred, jealousy, and depression, and enhance our compassion, loving-kindness, happiness, and equanimity. Meditation is the way we can find...
  • Meditation
    What is meditation in Buddhism?
    Contrary to popular belief, meditation isn’t just about sitting crossed-legged, placing our hands on our knees with finger and thumb touching, and chanting “Om” repeatedly. It can be in a yoga class, but this isn’t a yoga...
  • Book Shelf
    Top 5 best books on Buddhism 2014
    If we search "Buddhism books" a list in the hundreds or even thousands will show up. However, over the years there have been a few popular books by some popular authors that haven't gone without notice. Here are the top 5 best books...
  • Document Editing in Boston
    Best online English editing services by Boston meditation practitioners
    Writing with perfect English is difficult!But bilingual/multilingual (ESL) English language learners can have their content edited by experienced professionals who practice meditation.Boston is full of diverse people who need English editing. It...
  • Medicine Buddha
    Who's Who in Buddhism: Medicine Buddha
    Sanskrit: Bhaiṣajyaguru भैषज्यगुरुTibetan: Sanggye Menla སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་བླ།Chinese: Yàoshīfó 药师佛Vietnamese: Phật Dược SưJapanese: Yakushi 薬師Formally known as “Bhaiṣajyaguruvaiḍūryaprabhārāja,” Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli...
  • Amitabha Buddha
    Who's Who in Buddhism: Amitabha Buddha
    Sanskrit: Amitabha अमिताभChinese: Āmítuófó 阿彌陀佛Tibetan: od dpag med (Ö-pa-me) འོད་དཔག་མེད་Japanese: Amida Butsu 阿弥陀仏Vietnamese: A-di-đà PhậtKorean: A-mi-ta Bul 아미타불Amitabha Buddha, Buddha of Infinite Light, is a celestial buddha in Mahayana...
  • Lhamo Tashi
    A Tibetan student has killed himself with fire
    It has been appearing for awhile as if the tragic series of self-immolations in protest of repressive Chinese rule in Tibet was coming to an end. However, another Tibetan has killed himself with fire to protest Chinese rule. Phayul.com reported on...