THE SPIRIT OF TIBET : A JOURNEY TO ENLIGHTENMENT

THE SPIRIT OF TIBET : A JOURNEY TO ENLIGHTENMENT

[youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zumlAD8cl2c" width="560" height="315"] Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava "Lotus-Born" also known as the Second Buddha, was a sage guru from Oddiyana, northwestern Classical India (in the modern-day Swat Valley of Khyber...

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,...

The awakened one

The awakened one

Buddhism is often misunderstood. I remember my own dad telling me that he thought we worship a statue of “the fat guy”… the one he is accustomed to seeing at Chinese restaurants. “Buddha” literally means “the awakened one,” and there are a lot of Buddhas, not just...

Dalai Lama concedes he may be the last

Dalai Lama concedes he may be the last

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said he realises that he may be the last to hold the title. But he told the BBC it would be better that the centuries-old tradition ceased "at the time of a popular Dalai Lama". The Dalai Lama suggested the UK had...