Syncretism is the adoption of elements of one religion into another. All religions are syncretic to some degree. Despite the widespread assumption to the contrary, the Buddha adopted very little from the religions or the folk beliefs of his time and included nothing at all from them into his essential teachings. Show More Summary
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life. Today’s meditation features a chant used by followers of Nichiren Buddhism. Show More Summary
It is quite common in Buddhist circles these days to hear the following assertions: 1. everything affects everything else, at least minimally, in one way or another therefore 2. everything...
In modern terms, what the Buddha meant by not-the-atman (S., an?tman) is the existential self which is taken to be localized to the corporeal body as in: “this is mine”, “I am this”, “this is my self”. All theories and...
84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha — whose mission is “to translate all of the Buddha’s words into modern languages, and to make them available to everyone” — has announced two new developments related to that goal: the launch...Show More Summary
Commentary on Summary of Faith and Practice Part 27 "Delineated by the Precepts" from the sentence "The Buddha Body is delineated by the precepts" To delineate is to loosely define....
We live in a time when "tolerance," "diversity" and "inclusivity" are considered by many cultural virtues that supersede all others. This popular relativist notion disregards something far more important: Truth.
Like the Buddha, we all get our call to wake up. It often comes when life isn’t working and we may have to go a little crazy. The post Answering the Call to Awaken appeared first on Lion's Roar.
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Rick Archer from Buddha at the Gas Pump provides a demonstration of challenging beliefs on global warming. photo by: Khuroshvili Ilya As I was putting the final touches on this show, I was reminded of a story I heard on the terrific podcast and NPR radio show, This American Life. Show More Summary
In my post: Principles Against Some Common Fallacies... 4. The idea of 'interbeing' was not taught by Buddha. This item is close to that of yesterday. However, we can address...
The Portland Art Museum announces an exhibition, symposium, and repatriation of a sacred Korean icon. Five Buddhas: A Korean Icon?s Journey through Time tells the story of a stolen painting?its discovery, restoration, travel to Oregon, and return to the Korean people. Show More Summary
Enjoy a very special eight-day trip exploring two Unesco world heritage sites, including a stay at two of the world’s most stylish resorts
Although female monks, or bhikkhunis, were part of Buddha’s original vision, Thailand’s clergy won’t allow them to become fully ordained. Now a 72-year-old abbess is leading the movement to give women back their rightful place within...Show More Summary
These five reminders about the reality of impermanence and karma are attributed to the Buddha himself, as taught in the "Upajjhatthana Sutta." The post What are the Five Recollections? appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu, a trained translator of the Buddha's words, reveals three of the fake Buddha quotes he's found. See if you're not surprised. The post Three Things the Buddha Never Said appeared first on Lion's Roar.
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The unlikely path to spiritual discovery of a girl from Sri Lanka.
Odilon Redon, The Buddha, 1910. Odilon Redon, (born April 20, 1840, Bordeaux, France—died July 6, 1916, Paris) French Symbolist painter.
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