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Sincerrity

Sincerity It is easy to call oneself a Buddhist and to talk about religion. Many individuals like to talk about Buddhist doctrines, to recite devotions and to be a Buddhist…

Kids’ Games

Strange Silhouettes (indoor game) Players: 5 or more Materials: Large white sheet; gooseneck desk lamp or similar lamp; small table; costume articles, such as hats, wigs, scarves, and false noses…

The Art of Tree Shaping

Peter Cook and Becky Northey practice the unique art of tree shaping in Australia. Using Wild Plum and Black Cherry trees, they gently and slowly coax out Pooktre – living tree figures,…

Right Speech

Right Speech It is not always easy to understand the Eightfold Path when we take the points one by one. Speech and action often go together. They show to all…

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Kids’ Games

Under the Table (indoor game) Players: 5 or more; Leader Materials: Large table, large wastepaper basket, cardboard box, clock or watch with a second hand, chair for each player, pencil…

Right Mindfulness

Right Mindfulness This is often called Right Recollectedness or Right Attention. Actually it means keeping one’s mind on what one is doing. As an example of how important it is…

Kids’ Games

This or That? (indoor game) Players: 3 or more Materials: none This ESP (extrasensory perception) game will have your friends puzzled and perplexed, but you’ll need a secret partner to…

Right Livelihood

Right Livelihood   We cannot fully understand this point of the Noble Eightfold Path unless we realize how closely Right thought and Right Action go together, because earning our living…

Kids’ Games

Globe Spinners (indoor game) Players: 4 or more in pairs Materials: Spinning globe; atlas; clock with second hand; blindfold; pencil and notepad for each team In this geography game, each…

Remembering Lord Buddha

Remembering Lord Buddha Every family ought to have its shrine, even if it is only a tiny one. It is really too bad that some families seem to think, because…

Kids’ Games

Phantom Hands (indoor game) Players: 2 or more; Lamp Keeper Materials: Hooded desk lamp More of a trick than a game, Phantom Hands will still amuse your friends, if not…

Meaning Vu Lan Festival

Full moon in July called Buddhist Bon Vu Lan day of death or spiritual. The old area, Section Interreligious Suppose, one of the most outstanding disciple, was practicing magic arts,…

Kids’ Games

Up, Jenkins! (indoor game) Players: 6 or more in two teams Materials: Large coin, square table, chair for each player   Divide the players into two teams, each team sitting…

The Deer King

Long ago in a forgotten forest, lived a deer named Banyan. He was golden like the sun and his horns glistened like silver. His body was as large as a…

The Monkey King And The Mangoes

Once upon a time, the Buddha came into the world as a Monkey King and ruled over 80,000 monkeys. He was very tall and strong and had wisdom like the…

What Is Bodhisattva?

In Tibetan Buddhism, a Bodhisattva is anyone who is motivated by compassion and seeks enlightenment not only for him/herself but also for everyone… Becoming a Bodhisattva is a huge step…