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The Authentic Dhammapada

What did the Buddha actually teach? Well, the ancient texts are pretty clear. Not only do they communicate the Buddha’s vision, but they present it using different words and from different perspectives dozens, sometimes scores, occasionally hundreds of times. Show More Summary

Relative and absolute nihilism

Nihilism or 'everything is non-existent' (sabbam natthî'ti) has been around for a long time in India going maybe as far back as the antiquity of the Upanishads. It was around during the time of the Buddha and it may have...

Rand Paul Thinks People Have Too Much Say In How They're Governed: The Land That Aqua Buddha Made

If you read only one fairly long read before the long weekend, make it Ian Millhiser's essential account of a speech given by brogressive hero Rand Paul this week to a rapt audience of prime conservative meatheads at the Heritage Foundation in Washin...

Buddha’s Hand Shortbread

The zest is generally the most flavorful part of any citrus fruit because it contains so many essential oils. Access to fresh zest is one of the reasons that so many recipes insist on fresh citrus, as opposed to prepacked juice, when you really want to bring a strong citrus element into a recipe. Buddha’s...

What is Buddha’s Hand?

We come across an unusually shaped orange or lemon from time to time, especially if you grow your own citrus trees or shop at farmer’s markets, where they’re not screening the citrus to be uniform in size and shape. One of the most unusual looking citrus fruits is the Buddha’s hand – and unlike some...

Let your favorite sci-fi and comic book characters help you find...

Let your favorite sci-fi and comic book characters help you find good luck and prosperity with these 3D-printed Budai or Laughing Buddha statues created by Chris Milnes. It might not be wise to try rubbing the belly of Darth Vader, Emperor...Show More Summary

Rapper Places Stickers Comparing NYPD To Nazis & KKK Around NYC

A rapper and graphic designer has taken it upon himself to place stickers comparing the NYPD with the KKK and Nazis around NYC over the last couple months. Bilal Johnson, aka Buddha Lee Raye, replaced the images on the classic MTA signage (no smoking/no eating/no littering/no music) with the KKK hood, the swastika, and the NYPD logo. Show More Summary

WATCH: Snowing in Sligo Guy is the new Double Rainbow Guy

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

"Oh my God! There's snow everywhere! Snow! Look! Have you seen that, man? Whooooa! More snow outside, yeah! The little Buddha in the garden, he's got fcking snow on his little hands!" Read the rest

The Lonely Heart

It was towards mid-afternoon that Chen became aware of the girl. She stood before Chen’s stall, watching the fake-jade effigies of the Buddha and the coloured incense sticks, her eyes wide in the sunlight — she was no more than thirteen or fourteen, with the gangly unease of that age. Show More Summary

Louis van Gaal hires a Zen master to help with Manchester United [Sun]

The back page of The Sun on Tuesday has what feels like a comedy story about Manchester United. Labelled a “Buddha exclusive”, the tabloid reveals the Louis van Gaal has hired a Zen master to help out with addressing his player’s mental frailties. As reported by the red-top: Thai boxing guru Grand-master Sken can help […]

The Opportunity of “The Magic Quarter Second”

The Buddha taught that to be free—not identified with or possessed by thoughts or feelings—we need to investigate each and every part of our experience with an intimate and mindful attention. The first step is pausing, making use of the magic quarter second, and the second, choosing to be present with our moment-to-moment experience. read more

3D Printed Geeky Laughing Buddhas: What is the Sound of One Han Shooting?

Tap into the force of Luck with Chris “muckychris” Milnes’ 3D printed geeky Budai statues, which swaps the jelly bellied deity’s head with characters from Star Wars and other sci-fi franchises. As much as I love…

Liam Payne Grows A Beard While Girlfriend Sophia Smith’s Nude Photos Leak

A bearded Liam Payne was spotted at the Funky Buddha Nightclub with his girlfriend Sophia Smith. The One Direction band member was looking a little scruffier than usual. But it seems like Sophia is totally cool with Liam’s new beard....Show More Summary

Buddha’s Daughters: An Interview with Insight Teacher Gina Sharpe

At one time, Gina Sharpe was a corporate lawyer, a model, and an assistant to the producer working on such films as Little Big Man. The post Buddha’s Daughters: An Interview with Insight Teacher Gina Sharpe appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Myanmar Anger Over Buddha With Headphones Shows No Sign of Abating; Bar Owner Now Faces Four Years in Prison

Remember the recent case in Myanmar of the bar owners who got arrested and threatened with serious jail time after they'd Facebook-posted a colorful image of a Buddha wearing headphones?Despite removing the image and replacing it with...Show More Summary

Police baffled by California woman who keeps hurling booze at Buddha statues

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Police in Santa Ana, California are searching for a woman who has repeatedly vandalized statues of Buddha by hurling bottles of alcohol at them, ABC7 Eyewitness News reports. The female suspect has been caught three times by surveillance cameras at the Huong Tich Temple since December — but...

Mondrian SoHo hotel sold

The Mondrian SoHo hotel has a new owner. A Manhattan state court Wednesday approved the sale of the troubled hotel to real estate developer Alex Sapir in partnership with Buddha Bar founder Gerard... To view the full story, click the title link.

Chinese artist Zhang Huan in Sydney to unveil largest installation ever presented in Australia

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Carriageworks, in association with Sydney Festival, presents Zhang Huan: Sydney Buddha from 8 January until 15 March 2015, the largest installation ever created for Australia by the renowned Chinese artist. Zhang Huan: Sydney BuddhaShow More Summary

Australia: NGA to Return Kushan Sculpture to India

Following on from the earlier repatriations of an 11th century Shiva Nataraja and Ardhanariswara, Australia has informed Indian authorities that it will soon return second century BC Kushan red sandstone sculpture of Buddha, realizing that it had been stolen from an archaeological site in the Mathura region of Uttar Pradesh, India. Show More Summary

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