Photo courtesy of Svart Finnish black metal's drugged-up little brother, dark psych, has found a spiritual homeland in places like bustling Tampere and agricultural Laitila thanks to the efforts of bands like Dark Buddha Rising, Oranssi...Show More Summary
The Buddha's awakening just doesn't mean the Bodhisattva suddenly awoke as if from a deep sleep and became aware. Rather it means the Bodhisattva awakened to something or saw something he had not previously seen whereby his former ignorance was...
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Buddha, mushrooms, cactai, sombrero…. What could possibly go wrong? ¡Ajúa! Photo: Laura Martínez, Eressos, Lesvos (2015)
On a Friday afternoon in April, 14-year-old Paris Lavidis was rehearsing his string quartet before their debut at BAMCafé. They were readying Paris’s mind-warping composition, “and what do you think of my Buddha?” — which is set in the decidedly adult and druggy atmosphere of mid-century San Francisco — only they were using... More »
Yesterday we saw a big ol’ Great Dane who just could NOT get comfortable when he tried to pass out on top of his hoomin. Tonight, Buddha The McBulldoggerson has much the same issue with HIS hoomins. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: dogs, Hoomin Interaction
An ancient land in an ancient corner of the world, Afghanistan has consistently found itself at the crossroads of civilizations. The territory now claimed by the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has been occupied by humans since the Middle Paleolithic is
Bit of fun for you. Yoda vs. Buddha Enlightenment means stepping away from the dark side, something on which both masters of Buddhism and the Jedi Order agree. But can you tell the difference between the insight of Yoda and the insight of the Buddha? From the BBC Radio 4 website. The illustrations on-line for … Continue reading Jedi Order (Star Wars) vs. Buddhist Quiz ?
Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies Religion Skepticism MEXICO With little fanfare, Mexican Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage. “The ruling does not automatically strike down the state marriage laws. But it allows gay couples who are denied marriage... (Read more...)
Compassion is changing before our eyes. A religious concept associated with Jesus and Buddha (known as "the Compassionate One") is being researched today through brain scans and positive psychology. In positive psychology your aim is to reach a state of well-being. Show More Summary
A personal meditation practice is the foundation of Buddhism, but do we need more? Essentially we make the journey alone, but many people find that committing themselves to the three jewels—Buddha, dharma, and sangha—helps take them further. Show More Summary
Not very many people can say that they took their darkest moment and transformed it into a community with 1.5 million followers. Most of us are happy to simply survive and avoid revealing our pain to even our closest friends. I recently...Show More Summary
The Buddha teaches that right view is noble (arya), immaculate, and supermundane. This is the view of those who have entered the stream to nirvana. This view is not by any stretch of the imagination, mundane. To reach this view,...
Have you ever tried to achieve a Buddha like level of enlightenment? I tried once and lasted less than 24 hours. Too many other distractions were getting in the way, like my work commitments and a real estate purchase I was trying to close. Show More Summary
(Image credit: UNESCO/A Lezine and Liberal Freemason) The largest Buddha statues in the world stood against the cliffs of the Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan for centuries. Then in March of 2001, the Taliban dynamited the ancient artifacts. Show More Summary
“With the clearance of both [Afghanistan’s] government and UNESCO, the temporary revival was the most recent consideration of how to honor the memory of the statues destroyed by the Taliban in 2001, while respecting the gaping void left by their demolition.”
In March 2001, the Taliban dynamited and destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan, a pair of monumental statues of standing Buddha that had watched over the Bamyan Valley in central Afghanistan since the sixth century. Last weekend, the statues were briefly brought back through the magic of 3D laser light projection technology. [ more › ]
This month the two sixth-century Buddhas of Bamiyan demolished in Afghanistan were temporarily returned to their towering places in the Bamiyan cliffs through 3D projection.
The Buddhas of Bamiyan, which had been destroyed by the Taliban, returned for two nights this past weekend.
The world’s largest standing Buddhas, the Buddhas of Bamiyan, have stood tall and proud in central Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Valley since the sixth century. Until March 2001, that is, when Taliban militants toppled both statues with artillery rounds and explosives in a crusade to destroy non-Islamic art in Afghanistan. Show More Summary