Real Devotion

Real devotion only arises when you have a glimpse of emptiness, some glimpse of the nature of mind. Once you have some very precise insight as to how emptiness helps to alleviate suffering, then devotion is based on a real, embodied experience. —Kyabgön Phakchok...

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....

Johannes Stotter Art, amazig body painting

this artist takes body painting seriously, he does an amazing job with his videos simulating movement, he has taken body painting to the next step. Check out his work at Johannes...

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,...

Artist Creates Beautiful Art Using Nothing But Packing Tape

Ukraine-born artist Mark Khaisman creates truly outstanding art using a really mundane material – brown packaging tape. By putting various layers of translucent tape onto Plexiglass and then cutting it into certain shapes, the artist remakes scenes from old Hollywood...

A farmer’s donkey fell down into a well

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He...

800+ Free High-Quality Photos All in One Place

You may have noticed our love of free photos. We write about the topic quite often. And we even give out a few free photos ourselves (you can find them in our freebies section). With this post, we’re continuing the trend. If you’re looking for a convenient, singular...

Looking for it

Looking for it, the vision cannot be seen: cease your search. It cannot be discovered through meditation, so abandon your trance states and mental images. It cannot be accomplished by anything you do, so give up the attempt to treat the world as magical illusion. It...

Julio Cortázar’s 100th Birthday

Julio Cortázar, born Jules Florencio Cortázar[1] (American Spanish: [ˈxuljo korˈtasar] ( listen); August 26, 1914 – February 12, 1984), was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Known as one of the founders of the Latin American Boom, Cortázar...

Be grateful to annoying people

We should be especially grateful for having to deal with annoying people and difficult situations, because without them we would have nothing to work with. Without them, how could we practice patience, exertion, mindfulness, loving-kindness or compassion? It is by...

World’s Largest Stone Buddha

The Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD). It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near the city of Leshan. The stone...

Lama 24hr @LamaOle @karmapaoffice

"When the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan people will be scattered like ants across the world, and the Dharma will come to the Land of the Red Man." There is a saying that sharing is loving. In this case, the Buddha’s teachings are the perfect...

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