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International Conference on Buddhist Women celebrates contemporary Buddhist women globally

The 15th conference of the Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women began at the University of Hong Kong on June 22, 2017. The seven-day...

Back to Basics: Tipitaka

The Tipitaka (from Pali language is made of two words— ti, which means three, and pitaka, meaning a basket),  is an extensive body of...

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...

‘One is one’s own refuge’

"One is one's own refuge, who else could be the refuge?" said the Buddha. He admonished his disciples to "be a refuge to themselves",...

Choose a fool or be alone…Dhammapada verse 61

I know it’s just six in the morning and my shift starts at 11. Still for the last one month, I am getting up...

The Story of Samavati: Dhammapada Verses 21, 22 and 23

Dhammapada Verses 21, 22 and 23: Samavati Vatthu Verse 21: Mindfulness is the way to the Deathless (Nibbana); unmindfulness is the way to Death. Those who...

Lord Buddha’s daily routine

Lord Buddha’s daily routine was divided into five parts: * The morning session (Perabath Kisa) * The afternoon session (pasubath kisa) * The first watch (Perayam kisa) *...

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...

Golden Jubilee Celebrations…Nalanda journal

Nalanda journal, based on Buddhism and Indian culture, was founded by Pandit Dharmadha Mahasthavir. First published in 1966, the journal was created with the...

Monks undertake Gyan Yatra in Bodh Gaya

Several monks and hundreds of Buddhists undertook a Gyan Yatra on Monday morning, January 30, 2017, by walking the 6 kilometre Buddha Marg between Prak Bodhi,...

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