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Happy Wesak 2011 ! Happy Vesak 2011 !

Birth of a Noble Prince. Wesak Day holds special significance for the millions of Buddhist who comprise a fifth of the world’s total population. In thousands of temples across the…

The Birth of the Buddha

A figure of the baby Buddha is bathed with tea. © Ximagination | Dreamstime.com The story of the Buddha’s birth is rich with myth and symbolism. Twenty-five centuries ago, King…

Concept and Direction in Buddhist Education for the Young Generation

(picture from Blog Tinh Lam) The Vietnamese Buddhism is witnessing a myriad of disturbing changes and unexpected altercations that have never been seen before in history. From organizational structure, to…

Kids’ Games

Slip the Bean (indoor game) Players: 5 or more Materials: 10 dried beans for each player Play this game in a room where nobody can escape. Give each player 10…

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“The Joy of Living and Dying in Peace”

              …the unwholesome deeds we have ac*****ulated will remain behind. Even though many of our friends and enemies have died, the negative deeds we ac*****ulated in relation to them will…

“What If?” Guidelines For Choosing A Buddhist Teacher

How should you go about choosing a Buddhist teacher? Lewis Richmond has some smart suggestions for you in this full article from the “Going It Alone: Making It Work as…

Valuable Advice…

Valuable advice…   "I always knew I was going to be rich.. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute"  – Warren Buffett

Landscape in Netherland

At first glance, it looks like a giant child armed with a box of crayons has been set loose upon the landscape. Vivid stripes of purple, yellow, red, pink, orange…

How is your day going?

Makes you feel pretty thankful… In retrospect, my day is going pretty well

Kids’ Games

Peanut Pitch (indoor game) Players: 2 or more Materials: 5 unshelled peanuts for each player, 3 bowls of different sizes that you can nest              Place the smallest bowl into…

Top 10 Buddhist Teachers Living in America

New York, USA — Wanna get you some meditation, some peace, some wisdom? Wanna do a weekend program where you learn how to calm and open your mind to…reality? Buddhism–tested…

Advice On Life From A Buddhist Monk

Brockton, MA (USA) — Serenity may be closer than you think, but it takes a little discipline. A Buddhist monk offers suggestions on small ways you can change your life…

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…

The Mendicant Saffron Robe Origin and Significance

Kasaya in Sanskrit has nothing to do with clothing; it really means faded color, or muddy sludge, or perished and damaged. According to the Chinese texts, kasaya was transliterated to…

Living In A Grateful World

Be grateful to those who have hurt or harmed you For they have reinforced your determination Be grateful to those who have made you stumble For they have strengthened your…

Compassion As The Pillar Of World Peace

According to Buddhist psychology, most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities. The pursuit of the objects…