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  • Dalai Lama German postal stamp
    The Dalai Lama is on a limited edition German postal stamp
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been honored on his 80th birthday in Germany by being put on a postal stamp. Phayul.com reported on July 4, 2015, a limited edition German postal stamp commemorates the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama. A postal...
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his 80th birthday
    The Dalai Lama is celebrating his 80th birthday
    His Holiness the Dalai Lama remains energetic and an inspirational force for the Tibetans and other Buddhists along with other peace loving people worldwide as he ages. The Tibet Sun reported on June 21, 2015, the Dalai Lama has celebrated his...
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    The Dalai Lama shared ideas on the wisdom of giving and receiving in Australia
    The thoughts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama are as usual highly valued by Buddhists and others worldwide. The Central Tibetan Administration reported on June 15, 2015, the Dalai Lama has talked about the wisdom of giving and receiving while...
  • White House
    Re-visiting the first White House Buddhist Leadership Conference
    Lest we forget, on May 14, 2015, an historic event of global significance manifested in America when the White House hosted 120 Buddhist leaders for the first ever Buddhist Leadership Conference, “Voices in the Square – Action in the...
  • Hungry Ghost
    What is a "Hungry Ghost"?
    The image of a hungry ghost in Buddhist literature and art is a greedy person with a “beer belly” and a long, narrow neck. Every time they try to eat something, it turns into fire and they’re not able to eat it.One of my favorite...
  • Guanyin/Avalokitesvara
    The Four Immeasurables
    The Four Immeasurables, or the Four Sublime States, are the attitudes we must cultivate if we want to be happy. Our happiness isn’t something we can achieve in isolation. Our happiness depends on the happiness of others, and the happiness of...
  • Movie poster for 'The Fourth Noble Truth'
    'The Fourth Noble Truth' finds an emotionally honest path to happiness
    Watching The Fourth Noble Truth quickly reminded me of how much I personally benefit from meditation, and it also reminded me that I haven’t done it in a while which is inexcusable. It’s very beneficial as it allows your brain to have...
  • Tibet
    China has been crushing Tibetan nomadic lifestyles
    Many Tibetans have survived happily living a nomadic lifestyle for generations. This peaceful naturally healthy way of life is now being threatened by China. Phayul.com reported on June 1, 2015, a new report sheds some light on China's...
  • Buddha
    A Tibetan man has burned himself to death in Tawu County
    The simmering discontent of the Tibetans has boiled over into another self-immolation protest. This has been one in a long series of self-immolations by Tibetans. Phayul.com reported on May 21, 2015, a Tibetan man has immolated himself in Tawu...
  • Shelok Dolma wrestling
    A Tibetan woman has won the Asian Wrestling Championships for China
    A young Tibetan woman has brought worldwide attention to China for her victory in the Asian Wrestling Championships. Phayul.com reported on May 15, 2015, a Tibetan woman won the gold medal for China in the Asian Wrestling Championships. The winner...
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    A Tibetan has been shot at in Dharamsala, India
    Dharamsala, India is where His Holiness the Dalai Lama has lived in exile ever since he left Tibet when the Communists invaded Tibet in 1950. The exiled government of Tibet has also located itself in Dharamsala, India. Feelings of security for...
  • 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...
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