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5 min.
Buddhism
Oct 16 2021
The Ultimate Addiction

Our basic motivation in life is the drive to obtain the illusion of ontological security. ‘Ontological security’ might be explained by saying that it is when we get to feel that we are (without question) ‘living life in the right way’ and when we feel tha…

Nick Williams
4 min.
Buddhism
Mar 23 2021
How to know if you're actually busy, or you just have a lot on

It was Michael Neill who first raised my awareness to this distinction. Have a read and see what occurs to you.

What are we looking at here?

A couple of people in my life this week have been in touch about feeling stressed and anxious even though they d…

Helen Amery
3 min.
Buddhism
Mar 19 2021
Japanese Monks – priests of nothingness

Those familiar with Japanese background or culture might have seen some version of a komusō, or “priest of nothingness.” Instantly recognizable (and simultaneously unrecognizable) thanks to this woven baskets they use over their heads and the long flutes …

Demi Powell
19 min.
Buddhism
Mar 15 2021
Who is Siva

We conceive God as glory, as creativity and as austerity. Vishnu is glory and magnificence, Brahma is creativity force, and Siva is austerity and renunciation. You might have heard it said that God is the embodiment of six attributes of which renunciation…

Demi Powell
5 min.
Buddhism
Mar 2 2021
Buddhist Master's 21 Rules for a Healthy Lifestyle

For years I struggled to find the peace I really wanted.

You know the dream:

Happiness
Not overthinking
No anxiety
Physically fit
And to live every moment without being distracted by the past or the future.

During that time, I lived with anxiety, ins…

Demi Powell
12 min.
Buddhism
Feb 8 2021
Buddhist Art is from another reality

Brightly-colored Buddhas holding strange ritual implements, meditational deities wearing human bone ornaments, voluptuous goddesses and terrifying, wrathful manifestations—the exotic Buddhist art of Tibet is often misunderstood through ignorance of its me…

Demi Powell
3 min.
Buddhism
Feb 4 2021
5 Simple Lessons to find your Zen

It doesn’t matter if you’re an atheist, devout follower of your faith, an agnostic, or anywhere in between—there’s wisdom to be learned from the world’s religions. Here are some of the most important, universally applicable teachings from sacred texts ev…

Demi Powell
4 min.
Buddhism
Aug 3 2018
The Argument On Vegetarianism In Tibet

The dilemma of vegetarianism was a vexed one for Buddhists in Tibet, where the large alpine landscape is acceptable for nomadic herding and a meat-and-dairy-based diet. A folk story recounted by American writer Lama Surya Das from the publication The Snow…

Santos Castillo
2 min.
Buddhism
Feb 9 2018
BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO BASIC CONCEPTS OF "TIBETAN" BUDDHISM

There are books, too numerous to mention, that relate the story of the historic Buddha, Prince Gautama Shakyamuni, and explain his teachings and the basic concepts of the spiritual insight that he attained. Buddhism comprises three major branches or schoo…

Harry Byrd
4 min.
Buddhism
Apr 28 2018
Description of the Vajrayāna tradition

Overview:

Vajrayāna Buddhism is a.k.a. Tantric Buddhism, Tantra, Mantrayana, Tantrayana, Esoteric Buddhism, Diamond Vehicle, Adamantine Vehicle, Completion Vehicle, Thunderbold Vehicle, Indestructable Path, True Words Sect, Short Path, Lamaism, and proba…

Harry Byrd
7 min.
Buddhism
Jul 29 2018
Intro to Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism, the teaching of the Buddha as practiced and taught in Tibet, is at last becoming known to the world. Because of Tibet’s secluded location, the Buddhist tradition developed there for fourteen centuries in relative isolation, unknown or mi…

Harry Byrd
3 min.
Buddhism
Mar 29 2018
The Fascinating Discovery Of The World’s Oldest Book

Ask people to name the world’s oldest printed book and the common reply is Gutenberg’s Bible. Few venture that the answer is a revered Buddhist text called the Diamond Sutra, printed in 868 A.D. Or that by the time Gutenberg got ink on his fingers nearly …

Jerome Patton
3 min.
Buddhism
Mar 29 2018
7 Things the Buddha Never Said

The historical Buddha said many things in his long lifetime of teaching. But have you ever heard a supposed Buddha quote and wondered, Did he really say that? Monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu, a trained translator of the Buddha’s words, certainly has. Here he reve…

Pablo Fleming
1 min.
Buddhism
Mar 29 2018
The Most Powerful Way of Dealing with Toxic People in Your Social Circle

We’ve all come across toxic people before. You know, the type of person that can be manipulative, judgmental and inconsiderate of anyone’s feelings.

It can hard to deal with these people, especially if you’re forced to every single day. That’s why I thou…

Alberto Hogan
2 min.
Buddhism
Mar 29 2018
What Is Karma and How Does It Work?

The Buddha taught that because of karma, beings are bound to the ever-turning wheel of rebirth. Only when a person stops believing in the existence of a permanent and real self can he or she become free from karma. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Jan Chozen Bays, and Jeff…

Sheldon Harris
6 min.
Buddhism
Aug 6 2018
Dalai Lama Loves Everyone... Except For Dorje Shugden Followers

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, has for decades travelled the world with a message of peace, compassion and love that has won him hundreds of followers and admirers, made him one of the most respected and recognised religious leaders…

Santos Castillo