As we review events going back to September 11, 2001, and before, we observe with horror an increase in the incidence of terrorism on our planet. We observe much of that emanating from the Middle East, the home of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. We observe a tradition from India, Sikhism, that...
A survey published this week found more young people turning away from religion, believing that the definition of being "moral" meant looking after your family rather than taking part in religion.
More than half of the 16 to 24-year-olds questioned in the poll said their peers were less...
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by Owen Flanagan
Last month when my new book, "The Bodhisattva's Brain: Buddhism Naturalized" (MIT, 2011) was published, I was deep in the jungle among the Achuar, an indigenous people living on two million acres of primary rain forest in southeastern Ecuador and northeastern Peru. The Achuar...
C. Clinton Sidle
Director, Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows Program at Cornell University
There is a famous Buddhist saying: "It is not the appearance that binds you, it's the attachment to the appearance that binds you." What does that really mean, and how might it apply to you and me...
Buddhist writer and teacher
"Right Livelihood" is a traditional Buddhist teaching and one of the limbs of the eight-fold path taught by the Buddha. For laypeople, Buddha's teaching of right livelihood meant ethical livelihood. In the book The Buddha's Teaching on...
From a site I only recently discovered comes this article, submitted for your reactions, and insights from Buddhists who would want to elaborate or correct mistakes.
Buddhists want to get enlightened so they can be blissed out all the time. And...
Very interested in the reactions of members of this forum to this article. This has puzzled me - the question of how rebirth or reincarnation would occur if there is no soul. Perhaps this article is so simplistic it is wrong. Perhaps it is just wrong. Perhaps the author has done a decent job of...
I will try to ask my question and subsequent posts respectfully but plainly and directly. If someone feels offended please point it out and I shall apologize as well as change/edit the post.
In light of Gurbani what can be said on Buddhism? (Since Buddhism is a major world religion and has many...
Karma is again different than it is in the Hindu concept. Karma in Sikhi means,"we reap what we sow" in this life as reincarnation does not come in the equation. Hence, Karma in Sikhi is a proven fact.<end quote>
Could you please elaborate and give some examples...
The following is an excerpt from the Dalai Lama's latest book, "My Spiritual Journey," a collection of personal memories, anecdotes and reflections on his boyhood in Tibet, his early life as a monk and his experiences as a world leader living in exile:
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Many people look to Siddhartha Gautama as an example of someone who attained nirvana, a Buddha. Every other week in this column we look at what it might be like if Siddhartha were on his spiritual journey today. How would he combine Buddhism and dating? How would he handle stress in the...
Many people look to Siddhartha Gautama as an example of someone who attained nirvana, a buddha. Every other week in this column we look at what it might be like if Siddhartha was on his spiritual journey today. How would he combine Buddhism and dating? How would he handle stress in the...
China aims to annihilate Buddhism: Dalai Lama
China aims to annihilate Buddhism: Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama blasted Chinese authorities on Wednesday, accusing them of trying to ‘annihilate Buddhism’ in Tibet as he...
Original Buddhism And Brahminic Interference
A member of the UK Buddhist Society, and Psychology Ph. D. student and a researcher for an important Broadcasting channel in U. K. (Department of Religion and Ethics), wished me to clarify:
"whether it was the ‘Brahmins’ who...
In advance of their annual Leading Figure award to a religious figure who has done the most to advance the cause of humanism and peace, the Geneva-based International Coalition for the Advancement of Religious and Spirituality (ICARUS) has chosen to bestow a special award this year on the...
Guru Nanak and Tibetan Buddhism
by TARUNGPA TULKU
I have wanted for a long time to say something about my impressions of the Religion of the Sikhs in India, and my connections with it.
After my escape from Tibet, I lived as a refugee in India for several years, alongside so many of my...
Lao Tzu's "Tao"
Heaven and Earth don't play favourites
They treat everything with equal detachment.
Sages don't play favourites
They treat good people and bad with equal detachment.
Heaven and earth are like a set of bellows.
Although empty, they are endlessly productive.
The more you...
Buddhist monks attend a mass conversion rally at Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai on Sunday Mumbai: It is widely known that the man who led the great exercise of drafting India's Constitution. B R Ambedkar, wanted to turn a Sikh at one stage. It is a pity that those entrusted with spreading the...
The course only lasted a week but this is a school with ample resources for year-round classes. Sometimes the day's activities took place in a watershed forest, sometimes on the ridge of a steep limestone cliff, sometimes in a remote hilltop village...