If you are a fan of the blog Smiling Buddha Cabaret, then you are likely to know that one of NellaLou’s dozen truly great blogposts is “Manifestations of Idiot Compassion” from 2010. She dug deeply into the issue, weaving words from perhaps a couple dozen sources on the topic of untainted compassion and its ugly knuckleheaded cousin, the Idiot kind. Show More Summary
Think Thailand and images of golden buddhas, temples, paradise beaches and green curries spring to mind. All of these attractions are available to savour in Southern Thailand, but the region is enjoying a renaissance in less stereotypical Thai experiences too, from world class golfing to pink dolphin spotting. Show More Summary
In a move reminiscent of the Taliban’s shocking destruction of the two massive ancient statues of the Buddha at Bamiyan in Afghanistan, ISIS militants are destroying sacred temples and art in Iraq in the name of Allah. This picture was posted on an affiliated website of their destruction of the tomb of the Prophet Jonah […]
Coal dust and pollution have taken heavy toll on the the sandstone cave carvings of Buddha in the Yungang Grottoes
Let’s be real, you don’t know what “Zen” actually means. It sounds like it has something to do with Buddha, and last time you checked, you’ve never actually met any real-life Buddhists.
As I’ve noted previously on The Endless Further, extremists in Burma and Sri Lanka are misusing Buddhism to promote religious hatred and violence. In Burma (Myanmar) violence has left more than 200 dead and close to 150,000 homeless since persecution against the Rohingya Muslim minority began in the western state of Rakhine in June 2012. [...]
Money Makin Nique and J.I.D decide to release a new EP called Lucky Buddha, which was recorded in less than 48 hours. Props: Complex Previously: Money Makin Nique – Standing On The Couch
Yesterday in Northern India the Dalai Lama turned 79 — and used the occasion to call for an end to violence against Muslims in Burma and Sri Lanka. “I urge the Buddhists in these countries to imagine an image of Buddha before they commit such a crime,” he said. “Buddha preaches love and compassion. If […]
Buddhism, like most all Indian philosophies, starts with the belief in liberation (mukti) which, by implication, means liberation from duhkha. Duhkha, in one respect, is closer to the idea of disharmony which is at the core of all conditioned existence....
The Buddha gave the Dhamma freely to all. He often underwent difficulties and inconveniences and on occasions even risked his life, in order to teach the Dhamma to others (Ud.78). The monk Punna was prepared to teach the Dhamma in aShow More Summary
Two Tibetan writers were released from prison in Sichuan province on June 20, 2014, after completing four-year jail terms given to them in June 2010, according to reports. Jangtse Donkho and Buddha were convicted in the Aba Intermediate Court on charges of "incitement to split the nation," reports said....
Michael J. Altman The Buddha, as many in the West understand him, was invented in the nineteenth century, says Donald Lopez. This Europeanized image of the Buddha emerged after hundreds of years of Christian misconceptions about the Buddha, argued Lopez. Show More Summary
All beings, it is true, have the Buddha-nature or the same, âtman (the âtman and Buddha-nature are synonymous in the Mahaparinirvana Sutra). Bodhidharma says that one’s mind is already Buddha. Sounds simple. Oh, but wait a minute. It is not...
Formerly home to late Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize-winning (whew) composer Marvin Hamlisch, this hilltop property in Bedford, N.Y., just hit the market for $7.95M. Hamlisch—the man behind such shower...
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Your heart may be able to forgive, but keep one eye open and be on the lookout for snakes behind a Buddha smile. This week has a few trap doors that can be a hit or miss, because someone you didn’t think was capable of undermining you will. While there may [...]
mahayana Tenzin Palmo walked into the shrine room, prostrated to the Buddha, took her seat at the teacher's table, and beamed at the 150 people gathered there. Her first words set the tone for a week of teachings: "Ani, you should not be in abck. Move up." read more
It only took the Taliban six months to move from the Bamiyan Buddhas to the World Trade Center. Al-Qaida is stronger now than ever before. And Iran is on the threshold of a nuclear arsenal. ISIS fighters Photo: REUTERS Watching the undoing, in a week, of victories that US forces won in Iraq at great […]
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KELLY O BUDDHA “Carefully wrapped and set aside for no known future purpose.” Last week I was in hot sun with retirees. They have history, but the place they live doesn't. It's brand new, a community of 100,000. They like it that way. Show More Summary
Hardline Buddhist organization Bodu Bala Sena's anti-Muslim rhetoric has fueled deadly riots in Sri Lanka. The group is vocal, but Buddhists are speaking out against them on and offline.