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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mangala Sutta: The Buddha’s Sermon on Blessing (From the Sutta Nipata)

Over 2,550 years ago an interesting discussion took place in the Public Hall of a town in the Madhya Desa, central India to what constituted...

Social service events during Buddha Purnima celebrations at Maha Bodhi Society,...

During this spiritual week of Buddha Purnima celebrations at Maha Bodhi Society, Bangalore,  medical services for the needy were organised at various hospitals. Orphan...

Buddha Jayanti celebrations at Maha Bodhi Society, Bangalore

- Ven. Buddhadatta The 2561st Buddha Jayanti celebration was celebrated at Maha Bodhi Society, Bangalore and also at its branches. Like every year a week long...

Buddha Purnima celebrations at Theravada Buddhist Society in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

- Chow Bilaseng Namchoom The Buddhist community on May 11, 2017 celebrated the Buddha Jayanti, the thrice blessed day symbolising Buddha's birth, enlightenment and salvation (Nirvana)...

In Images (Part 2): Buddha Purnima celebrations at Bodhgaya

Buddhist monks from all over the world offering prayers under the sacred Bodhi tree at the World Heritage Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya to celebrate Vesak,...

In Images (Part 1): Buddha Purnima celebrations at Bodhgaya

Buddhist monks from all over the world offering prayers under the sacred Bodhi tree at the World Heritage Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya to celebrate Vesak,...

Thai monks offer special prayer at Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya

Buddhist Monks from Thailand offering special prayer under the holy Bodhi Tree at the World Heritage Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya on the occasion of...

Buddha and Now: From selfie to self

Have you taken a selfie with the Buddha yet? Puzzled! Think it is not possible! Probably it is, the answer is simple, look inside yourself,...

True compassion

In the context of Buddhist thought, true compassion has three distinctive characteristics, i.e., it is void of self, void of form and void of...

Seven kinds of transgression or offence, Āpatti

The rules of discipline first laid down by the Buddha are called Mfilapanizatti (the root regulation); those supplemented later are known as Anupaňňatti. Together...

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