The Great Buddha of Kamakura (????, Kamakura Daibutsu) is a bronze statue of Amida Buddha, which stands on the grounds of Kotokuin Temple. With a height of 13.35 meters, it is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan, surpassed...Show More Summary
Nice try, say savvy internet observers. They point out the gesture's use in American Sign Language, and by Buddha, John Lennon and Spider-Man.
To understand how to practice mindfulness in daily life, says Gaylon Ferguson, we have to look at all eight steps of the Buddha's noble eightfold path. The post Mindfulness and the Buddha’s Eightfold Path appeared first on Lion's Ro...
If Katy Perry would like to be excluded from the "Bad Blood" narrative, it's far too late for that. In her new NME cover story, she explained why she chose to respond in the first place. “I mean, I’m not Buddha — things irritate me....Show More Summary
"No one has asked me about my side of the story"
A reader asks why Buddhists bow down and make offerings to statues of the Buddha. The post Do Buddhists worship idols? appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Summary of Faith & Practice Commentary TEXT: the method of opening oneself to Amitabha's grace COMMENTARY: The Buddha has vowed to receive whoever turns to him in faith and calls...
Buddhas create Pure Lands. Amitabha is a Buddha. Amitabha’s Pure Land is called Sukhavati. Those who have faith in that Buddha hope to be received into that Pure Land. As...
The Buddha’s enlightenment is beyond testing and investigation according to the Lalitavistara Sutra. This is because the Dharma that the Buddha realized is not a conditioned thing that our senses can observe and measure according to some empirical standard. Nor...
Out of 387 restaurants inspected, these Fulton County restaurants were the only two to score less than 70 on recent reports. The post Dua Vietnamese, Lucky Buddha Fail May Health Inspections appeared first on What Now Atlanta.
At the bottom of the stairs in Waterfall Bay Park in the southern part of the Wah Fu district of Hong Kong is a hillside where people bring household deities they can no longer keep. Wong Wing-pong looks after this collection of statues, their self-appointed caretaker for nearly two decades in his retirement. Show More Summary
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong reviews "Under the Bodhi Tree," a new musical about the life of the Buddha, that played off-Broadway this month. The post Musical about the life of the Buddha premieres off-Broadway in NYC appeared first on Lion's Roar.
In an effort to discourage crime, vandalism, and dumping on their street corner, an Oakland resident set up a small Buddha statue that his wife purchased from Ace Hardware. He was not religious, just fed up and thought the Buddha might help dissuade the trashing of his block. Show More Summary
Italian pop artist Francesco Gabbani sings about Buddha, nirvana, and mantras in his critically-acclaimed indictment of Western consumerism. The post Watch: The “Buddhist pop song” that took sixth at Eurovision appeared first on Lion's Roar.
The spiritual journey of the Buddha when he was not yet a Buddha (one who is awakened), who is sometimes referred to as Siddhartha or the Bodhisattva in the Lalitavistara Sutra, was really about a person in search of the...
Despite the 5,000 miles between them, death row inmate "Moyo" and pen pal Maria Jain have come together to showcase his series of Buddha portraits in the exhibition “Buddhas on Death Row.” The post On Death Row, Creating Art from Pain appeared first on Lion's Roar.
May 11 (Reuters) - Buddhists across Asia commemorated the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha in Vesak celebrations this week. Read more...
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Sri Lanka to attend a U.N. celebration of Buddha's birth and hold talks with leaders of the island nation. Modi was welcomed … Click to Continue »
Buddhists around the world are honoring the birth, enlightenment, and death of their spiritual leader with a bright, colorful festival called Vesak Day. Vesak Day (also known as Waisak, Wesak, or Buddha Day), is one of the most important dates on the Buddhist calendar. Show More Summary
This year, Vesak, or "Buddha Day," falls on May 10. What makes this day special? The post Celebrating Vesak, or “Buddha Day” appeared first on Lion's Roar.