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In the News (Sun 26 May 19)

  Buddhist Channel | All you need is love
At a Buddhist centre in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia a Nepali monk is preparing a two-year-long course in Buddhist teachings for devotees and others interested in Buddhism.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The Buddhist Channel have received an email notice by the Chair of the Trustees from Pine Forest for allegations of publishing a "series of defamatory, wholly inaccurate and malicious material" regarding their organization.
Sacred Buddhist Relics en Route to Trinidad and Tobago
www.buddhistchannel.tv   (371 words)

  The E. F. Schumacher Society • Buddhist Economics
The Buddhist point of view takes the function of work to be at least threefold: to give man a chance to utilise and develop his faculties; to enable him to overcome his ego-centredness by joining with other people in a common task; and to bring forth the goods and services needed for a becoming existence.
From the Buddhist point of view, there are therefore two types of mechanisation which must be clearly distinguished: one that enhances a man’s skill and power and one that turns the work of man over to a mechanical slave, leaving man in a position of having to serve the slave.
A Buddhist economist would consider this approach excessively irrational: since consumption is merely a means to human well-being, the aim should be to obtain the maximum of well-being with the minimum of consumption.
www.schumachersociety.org /buddhist_economics/english.html   (2717 words)

  Buddhist - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Buddhist morality is underpinned by the principles of harmlessness and moderation.
Buddhist scriptures attest that many of the first Buddhists were in fact Jains (Nirgranthas as they were then called, meaning "the unbonded ones"), whom Buddha encouraged to maintain their Jain identity and practices such as giving alms to Jain monks and nuns.
The Buddhist canon of scripture is known in Sanskrit as the Tripi{{t}}aka and in Pāli as the Tipi{{t}}aka.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /buddhist.htm   (6514 words)

 Buddhism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The paradox is that as soon as the Buddhist practitioner tries to grasp at this inner Buddha potency and cling to it as though it were his or her ego writ large, it proves elusive.
The international Buddhist flag was designed in Sri Lanka in the 1880s with the assistance of Henry Steele Olcott and was later adopted as a symbol by the World Fellowship of Buddhists.
Another contributing factor in the flowering of Buddhist thought in the West was the popularity of Zen amongst the counter-culture poets and activists of the 60's, due to the writings of Alan Watts and D.T. Suzuki.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Buddhism   (8521 words)

The Oakland Buddhist Church was established at the turn of the century as a social center for the Japanese immigrants to the area.
The challenge for the Buddhist Church is partly that Buddhism does not have a tradition of actively seeking converts, and partly because an ethnically Japanese religious community is unappealing to new generations who have successfully assimilated into the majority American culture.
The Buddhist Church of America is a branch of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism founded during the Tokugawa period of Japanese history, when "shoguns," or warriors, ruled the land.
journalism.berkeley.edu /projects/gorneyj200/buddhist.html   (2040 words)

 Cultural Competence: Understanding Buddhist Patients' Dietary Needs - Featured Stories
Buddhists believe that being careful in selecting the food one eats correlates with the amount of light in one's body and the degree of power necessary to climb up the spiritual ladder-i.e., to reach the desirable state of relaxation and of being sincere to oneself and others.
Buddhists who are strict adherents to their faith depend not only on these Five Contemplations but also on the Five Moral Precepts to determine which foods are appropriate to consume and which are considered forbidden.
Buddhist patients staying in a hospital that only serves American-style food may appreciate being provided with a bottle of soy sauce that they can keep in their room to flavor their meals in the way they are accustomed to.
www.minoritynurse.com /features/health/05-03-05a.html   (2270 words)

 Buddhist Healing
Buddhist healing, in common with other esoteric traditions, believes that the power of the mind can be employed to combat illness and restore health.
Hence Buddhists would ultimately say that the lung cancer was created by negative karma: the negative energy created in dependence upon a negative thought or its consequent actions (in this life or a past life), and therefore ultimately to remove somebody’s predisposition to disease one would need to remove the negative karma.
Buddhist masters cite spirits as the cause of more than half of all illnesses and claim that many serious illnesses can be cured with the help of certain rituals.
www.positivehealth.com /permit/Articles/Healing/buddhist.htm   (2870 words)

 International Vegetarian Union - A Buddhist Perspective on Vegetarianism
A Buddhist sutra says: "The bodhisattva fears the original action; the myriad of living creatures fear the consequences." This means that the bodhisattva knows the seriousness of the consequences and does not do evil things; neither does he think about the causes of bad consequences.
The Buddhist sutras frequently mention "the power of mercy," from this we know that mercy is indeed a potent force.
If a Buddhist wants to learn to use this strength of mercy, he must be like the king of heaven in this story, and be ready to change the route of a thousand chariots rather than let a nest full of bird eggs fall to the ground.
www.ivu.org /religion/articles/buddhist.html   (1703 words)

 Buddhist Bioethics
Before modern embryology, however, in both Buddhist countries and the West, ideas about conception were scientifically inaccurate, and often associated the beginning of life with events in the third or fourth month of pregnancy (for a discussion of traditional Tibetan embryology, see Dhonden, 1980 and Lecso,1987).
Buddhists have thus far given little thought to the third important question, the connection between morality and law, specifically how, and on what grounds, the state should regulate abortion.
Buddhist literature emphasises the importance of meeting death mindfully since the last moment of one life can be particularly influential in determining the quality of the next rebirth.
www.changesurfer.com /Bud/BudBioEth.html   (4426 words)

 Japanese Buddhism
During the Nara period, the great Buddhist monasteries in the capital Nara, such as the Todaiji, gained strong political influence and were one of the reasons for the government to move the capital to Nagaoka in 784 and then to Kyoto in 794.
Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi fought the militant Buddhist monasteries (especially the Jodo sects) thoroughly in the end of the 16th century and practically extinguished Buddhist activities on the political sector.
Buddhist institutions were once more attacked in the early years of the Meiji period, when the new Meiji government favored Shinto as the new state religion and tried to separate and emancipate it from Buddhism.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2055.html   (611 words)

 A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms
Used in the Buddhist sense, this term is synonymous with arahant.
The petas are often depicted in Buddhist art as starving beings with pinhole-sized mouths through which they can never pass enough food to ease their hunger.
The conjunction of the Dhamma with the Vinaya forms the core of the Buddhist religion: "Dhamma-vinaya" — "the doctrine and discipline" — is the name the Buddha gave to the religion he founded.
www.accesstoinsight.org /glossary.html   (5252 words)

 Buddhist Arts : Art In Buddhism, Arts Produced By Buddhist in Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Buddhist arts means art which relates to Buddhism and on the other arts which is produced by Buddhist.
Buddhist throughout the centuries have created images and symbols for one or more of three basic reasons.
Buddhist temples around the world are famous for their awe-inspiring beauty.
www.himalayanmart.com /buddhistarts.php   (946 words)

Buddhist prayer is a practice to awaken our inherent inner capacities of strength, compassion and wisdom rather than to petition external forces based on fear, idolizing, and worldly and/or heavenly gain.
Buddhist prayer is a form of meditation; it is a practice of inner reconditioning.
Buddhist prayer replaces the negative with the virtuous and points us to the blessings of Life.
buddhistfaith.tripod.com /pureland_sangha/id41.html   (484 words)

 Buddhist History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In China, Hui-Yuan argues at court that Buddhist monks be exempt from bowing to the emperor.
Buddhist Jataka stories, via a Hindu recension under the title of the Pancatantra, were translated into Persian at the command of the Zoroastrian king Khusru.
Srivijaya, a partly Buddhist kingdom based on Sumatra, is raided by seamen from the Chola region of southern India.
www.pratyeka.org /buddhist-history   (3088 words)

 Witnessing to Buddhists - EffectiveEvangelism.com
Although few Westerners have become actual members of the Buddhist religion, its influence can be measured by the amount of individuals who have embraced parts of its teaching and practice into their lives.
The Buddhist practice of meditatation, with its emphasis on experience, has proved to be attractive to those who are seeking an escape from the pressures of modern Western life.
Buddhists claim that the results of meditation, manifesting itself in love and compassion, have also drawn many to Buddhism.
www.christiananswers.net /evangelism/beliefs/buddhism.html   (1773 words)

 Buddhist Symbols
With the appearance of Buddhist Tantra around the 6th century, a wealth of new artwork and symbolism appeared, as imagination and visualization form a major technique in meditation practices.
In the Buddhist interpretation a comparison is drawn between the outward rule of the secular king and the spiritual power of a practitioner.
In the Buddhist tradition, the swastika symbolizes the feet or footprints of the Buddha and is often used to mark the beginning of texts.
buddhism.kalachakranet.org /general_symbols_buddhism.html   (4355 words)

 Buddhist Holidays and Festivals
There are two aspects to take into consideration regarding Buddhist festivals: Most Buddhists, with the exception of the Japanese, use the Lunar Calendar and the dates of Buddhist festivals vary from country to country and between Buddhist traditions.
Vesak is the major Buddhist festival of the year as it celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha on the one day, the first full moon day in May, except in a leap year when the festival is held in June.
Ulambana is also a Japanese Buddhist festival known as Obon, beginning on the thirteenth of July and lasting for three days, which celebrates the reunion of family ancestors with the living.
www.urbandharma.org /udharma3/holidays.html   (1453 words)

 Texas Buddhist Council - Introduction
In the fall of 1991, a delegation of officers from the American Buddhist Congress visited the Houston Buddhist Vihara to encourage leaders in the Buddhist community to form a state-wide association to work for the enrichment of Buddhist life in Texas.
Nanda of the Houston Buddhist Vihara, and Rev. Huyen Viet of Buu Mon Temple in Port Arthur, a large group of monks and lay Buddhists from across the state agreed to establish the Texas Buddhist Council as a non-profit corporation.
The Texas Buddhist Council was incorporated in the Spring of 1993, and the group's first Board of Directors was elected in July 1993 in a meeting and celebration at the Houston Buddhist Vihara.
www.cs.uh.edu /~tihuang/tbc/mission.htm   (673 words)

 Self Immolation
This article was concerned with examining the medieval Chinese Buddhist precedents for Quang Duc's death, a death that quickly came to be interpreted in the media as an instance of self-immolation, or selfsacrifice, to protest religious persecution of the Buddhists in South Vietnam by the politically and militarily powerful Vietnamese Roman Catholics.
The very act of representation, in both the cases of the Buddhist death and the bus boycott, acts to defuse what might otherwise be understood as the tremendous sociopolitical power of the events and acts in question.
As already suggested, the deaths of the Buddhists could be seen as a statement either against American-backed imperialism and war or simply against the localized persecution of one religious group by another, all depending on the scale of the analysis.
www.buddhistinformation.com /self_immolation.htm   (4867 words)

 Buddhism - Shambhala
Buddhist is a living tradition, passed from teacher to student, as a set of pragmatic instructions and techniques for cultivating sanity and brilliance in ourselves and our world.
While it is said that the Buddha taught each of these approaches during his lifetime, historically Buddhist scriptures appeared over a period of centuries in India, allowing for new developments in philosophy and meditation techniques.
Students are introduced to the three yanas or "vehicles" of the Buddhist teachings and to the path of the Shambhala warrior.
www.shambhala.org /buddhism.php   (1411 words)

 Buddhist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Buddhist is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
The Buddhist canon of scripture is known in Sanskrit as the Tripitaka and in Pali as the Tipitaka.
For Buddhists this is particularly important as they want to avoid what they call "duality", and so their way of meditating must involve the body and the mind as a single entity.
www.experiencefestival.com /buddhist   (1025 words)

 Buddhist Meditation
The Buddhist embarking on a course of meditation does well to recognize this difference and to establish in his own conscious mind a clear idea of what it is he is trying to do.
The purpose of Buddhist meditation, therefore, is to gain more than an intellectual understanding of this truth, to liberate ourselves from the delusion and thereby put an end to both ignorance and craving.
The Buddhist Publication Society is an approved charity dedicated to making known the Teaching of the Buddha, which has a vital message for people of all creeds.
www.geocities.com /ekchew.geo/bl015.html   (4318 words)

 Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent) in Thailand
This is also an auspicious time for Buddhist ordinations as it marks a period of spiritual renewal.
Buddhist monks remain within the temple grounds and do not venture out for a period of three months starting from the first day of the waning moon of the eighth lunar month (in July) to the fifteenth day of the waxing moon of the eleventh lunar month (in October).
Buddhism, Buddhist traditions and beliefs are central forces that shape the local way of life and give rise to various festivals of religious origin which have been observed for generations.
www.thaibuddhist.com /khaophansa.htm   (322 words)

 Theravada Buddhist InfoWeb
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies [Barre MA] - dedicated to bringing together teachers, students, scholars and practitioners who are committed to exploring Buddhist thought and practice as a living tradition, faithful to its origins and lineage, yet adaptable and alive in each new time and place.
Buddhist Retreat Centre [Ixopo, South Africa] - a traditional, semi-monastic environment for the study and practise of Buddhist meditation, philosophy, psychology and allied arts and disciplines.
Buddhist Society of Western Australia [Nollamara, WA, Australia] - established to encourage the teaching, practice and realization of the Dhamma, with special emphasis on Theravada Buddhism.
www.dharmanet.org /infowebt.html   (1225 words)

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