On an Indian Reservation, a Garden of Buddhas

On an Indian Reservation, a Garden of Buddhas

ARLEE, Mont. — On a rural American Indian reservation here, amid grazing horses and cattle, a Buddhist lama from the other side of the world is nearing completion of a $1.6 million meditative garden that he hopes will draw spiritual pilgrims. Enlarge This Image Mike...

10 misconceptions about buddhism

10 misconceptions about buddhism

#6 The Buddha was human & Buddhism has no place for the worship of gods. Buddhism is famous in the West as an “atheistic religion,” in the sense that, unlike the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, it does not recognize a single creator deity....

The body is the bodhi tree

The body is the bodhi tree

Buddhism does not espouse any ascetic practice, nor does it hold a doctrine tending to a dualistic conception of existence which makes the flesh the source of evil and the spirit the foundation of everything good. The body as a material phenomenon has its limitations,...

Why I love buddhism

Why I love buddhism

If your don´t do buddhism, don´t worry you´re not going to hell. 1. We’re not really a religion. As the Dalai Lama said, if Buddhism and Science disagree, go with science. As the Buddha himself said, don’t believe anything I say unless it matches with your experience....

From Thought to Stillness

From Thought to Stillness

I am struck by the way many of us hold the dharma to a strict interpretation of the suttas, as if Buddhism could be conveyed by only one possible translation and intention. When we have questions, many of us look to the Pali scholars for the derivation of a phrase or...

The Insight of Impermanence

The Insight of Impermanence

To those whose knowledge is developed, everything within and without oneself, within and without one’s house, within and without one’s village and town, is an object at the sight of which the insight of impermanence may spring up and develop. - Ledi Sayadaw,...