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At Lord Buddha's Birthplace on His Birthday

On the occasion of 2560th birthday anniversary (Buddha Jayanti) of Gautam Buddha, we visited his birthplace in Lumbini, Nepal. Here is a collection of pictures which is worth to be looked on. These pictures were taken in Lumbini, birthplace of Gautama Buddha. Show More Summary

Buddha Was Born In Nepal

Photo: Buddha's Page There is no doubt that Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal. The word "Buddha" means a person who has personally been able to perceive the ultimate truth. Buddha was considered "Siddhartha Gautam" before being recognized as the enlightened being. Show More Summary

Buddha Jayanti: A Day for World Peace

This weekend was the special weekend because people around the world (especially Buddhists) observed International 'Buddha Day' paying obeisance to Lord Buddha and wishing for world peace. The day was not only the birthday of 'Lord Buddha', but also the day of his enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana (death of the Buddha). Show More Summary

Obedience

Dharmavidya: QUESTION: What did the Buddha say about obedience? SHORT ANSWER: Pay heed to the Dharma LONG ANSWER: The definition of a Christian monk is a person who lives a...

Buddhism helping the international community

Some Buddhist traditions observe Vesak, a celebration of the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death, on the day of the full moon in the fifth month, which this year was Saturday, May 21. And this year, President Barack Obama issued the first-ever official recognition of Vesak with a proclamation.  Of course, US Presidents declare a lot …

Want To Know Your Future? In India, a Little Birdie Tells You

In India's Tamil Nadu state, men with trained parakeets happily take bird-brained patrons' money. The parakeets are supposed to tell people's futures by selecting Tarot-like fortune cards containing pictures of Hindu gods, Buddha, Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and so on.The Atlantic has a short film about the generations-old phenomenon.

Was Buddha Self Power or Other Power? ~ Dharmavidya

QUESTION: As I read the sutras from the Nikayas much of what the Buddha teaches seems to be very self-power - try hard to concentrate, do this, don't do that...

Happy Buddha-sday: Nepal Marks 2,560th Birth Anniversary of Lord Buddha

The Government of Nepal has organized a conference as a part of “Vesak”, or “Buddha Day”. Its main aim is to spread the message of peace and to highlight Lumbini as the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau acknowledges Vesak, or “Buddha Day” with statement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a statement on the occasion of Vesak, the Buddhist festival also known as "Buddha Day." The post Canadian PM Justin Trudeau acknowledges Vesak, or “Buddha Day” with statement appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Celebrating Vesakha

Today Vesakha is the most universally observed of all Buddhist celebrations or holidays. Traditionally it is believed that the Buddha was born, awakened and passed into final Nirvana on the same day, the full moon of the second month of the ancient Indian called Ves ? kha, which corresponds to the modern April-May. Show More Summary

Golden urn holding Buddha relics returned to Cambodia shrine

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Thousands of Cambodians have joined a procession to return what they believe are Buddha’s relics to the mountaintop shrine from where they were stolen three years ago. The golden urn containing the relics was placed in a decorated car and driven some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the Royal Palace […]

Buddhabrot = Buddha + Mandelbrot fractals

5 days agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

If you remember back more than 12 years ago 1 to when Jared Tarbell created these beautiful Buddhabrot images using Processing, then you'll enjoy this ultra high-resolution exploration of the Buddhabrot fractal. This looked crazy cool on my 5K iMac. Show More Summary

United Nations recognizes Vesak, or “Buddha Day” with celebration

The General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) will hold an International Day of Vesak celebration, also known as "Buddha Day," tomorrow. The post United Nations recognizes Vesak, or “Buddha Day” with celebration appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Koan of Shakyamuni ~ Dharmavidya

The Importance of Being Disturbed When we look at the life of Shakyamuni Buddha, we see that his early life was consumed in self-indulgence. Then we read the story of...

The Buddha taught substance

Some modern Buddhist assume (and wrongly so) that the Buddha never taught of a substance, or the same, the essential nature of reality, let alone its realization. But he did. It is otherwise called tathata, sometimes translated as Thatness or...

The Night of Enlightenment ~ Dharmavidya

When Buddha sat under the tree, he had a series of experiences. 1. He remembers that, as a child, he had entered a state of reverie or rapture while sitting...

Yes, Yes, Buddha Was Born in Nepal, Please No More Debate About Buddha's Birthplace

Maya Devi Temple. It is the main temple at Lumbini, a site traditionally considered the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. Photo: Nepal Tourism Board's Facebook. We all know that 'Gautam Buddha' was born in Nepal. However, there is always debate about Buddha's birthplace. Show More Summary

The various tiers of Buddhism

You have to understand that there are a number of levels of Buddhism. Tier 1 is the moment of Siddthartha’s awakening (bodhi) whereby he became the Buddha. This is a mystery for the simple reason that it cannot be directly...

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