Buddhism experienced rapid growth in Taiwan following the war, which has been attributed to the immigration of several Buddhist teachers from Communist China after the defeat of the nationalists in the Chinese Civil War and the growth of Humanistic Buddhism (人間佛教). Humanistic Buddhism promotes a direct relationship between Buddhist communities and the wider society. Also known as Socially Engaged Buddhism, its focuses on the improvement of society through participation in aspects such as environmental conservation. Humanistic Buddhism is the major distinguishing trait of modern Taiwanese Buddhism.[10]. Humanistic Buddhism traces its roots to Chinese monk Venerable Taixu (1890-1947), who wanted to reform the continuous focus on ritual and ceremony.[5] Taixu promoted more direct contributions to society through the Buddhist community and was a significant influence for Master Ying Shun, who is generally considered to be the figure who brought Humanistic Buddhism to Taiwan.[11]. These two ...
Series Descripton: What happens after Buddhism? This radical question opens up a new and fresh horizon that will be explored by our Buddhist teachers.. Episode Description: In this opening session, Roshi Joan Halifax and Stephen Batchelor discuss the meaning of the topic of this program, "After Buddhism." Roshi Joan introduces a vision of a non-Buddhistic Buddhism, or Dharma beyond sectarianism. She then describes the format of this program as it will unfold over the course of the week. Stephen then elaborates his own approach to a Buddhism outside of the "container of creedal thinking.". Teacher BIOs : Stephen Batchelor is a contemporary Buddhist teacher and writer, best known for his secular or agnostic approach to Buddhism. Stephen considers Buddhism to be a constantly evolving culture of awakening rather than a religious system based on immutable dogmas and beliefs. Through his writings, translations and teaching, Stephen engages in a critical exploration of Buddhisms role in the modern ...
east asia never have been "Buddhist countries, or never have been buddhism dominating countries. in China, Korea the main political religion(philosophy) had been always counfucism, not Buddhism. for hundred years, Buddhism was womens religion, except some scholors and literaties like Zen practitioners and huayan sutra study, the literaties always kept their buddhism in the private area, especially Ming-QIng dynasty in China and Josen dynasty in Korea, so..frankly speaking we east asiasn have no concept like "born into Christian"like most of westerners or "Born into Buddhists"like south east asian countries. take my fammily for example, those who go to temple pray regualry are always my grand mother and mother. whereas my grand father and father dont, but after retirement, they started hwadu Zen practition and reading diamond sutra along with many counfucism canons like "Lun yu", "Da Xue" i dont know if their attitude for buddhism is "faith" or not. and sometimes they would go to temple to ...
If your kids love dinosaurs they will love this story of Red Dinosaur who is learning about Buddhism. - Red Dinosaur Learns About Buddhism - Buddhism at BellaOnline
Starting in the 1950s, Syngman Rhee and others worked to further divide and weaken the Buddhist Sangha in the country. Rhee campaigned in 1954 against the so-called "Japanized Buddhists". Western education and scholarship, and the empowerment of women and the poor, caused divisions among Koreans. Specifically, a deep rift opened between married priests and celibate monks, a carryover from Japanese Buddhisms influence during the occupation period, though there had been calls for an end to celibacy from some Korean monks before Japans annexation of the Korean peninsula. The differences were so great that fistfights over the control of temples became frequent. Monks, mostly belonging to the celibate Jogye order, threatened to kill themselves. Many of them were against the married clergy. As the Buddhist riots continued, the influence of Buddhism lessened. Buddhism continued to lose followers to Christian missionaries, who were able to capitalize on these weaknesses. From the 1960s onward, ...
The incomparable loftiness of the monk figure-placid and disinterested, having renounced desire-leads many to think of Buddhism as a religion detached from all worldly concerns, especially those of economy. But Buddhism has always addressed a continuum of human flourishing and good, creating what has been referred to as an "economy of salvation." Metaphors of economy-even of debt-abound in Buddhist texts and, in many ways, Buddhism came to be fundamentally shaped by economic conditions and considerations of the era in which it originated.. Depending on material support from moneylenders, the Buddhist establishment from its outset did not seek to hamper the business that made it possible. Devout merchants (setthi) and householders (gahapatis)-controllers of property, moneylenders, often even usurers-were the primary supporters of the early monastic community. Giving material support (amisa-dana) to the monkhood thus ranks in Buddhist doctrine as the most effective way for laypeople to generate ...
Test your knowledge (and learn more about) Buddhist Art, Symbols and Writings with the latest Buddhism quiz. If you havent already tried the Buddhist History and Buddhist Teachings quizzes, be sure to do so - quizzes are a fun learning tool. - Test Your Buddhist Knowledge - Buddhism at BellaOnline
In the Buddhist countries of southern Asia, there never arose any serious differences on the fundamentals of Buddhism. All these countries - Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Thailand, have accepted the principles of the Theravada school and any differences there might be between the various schools is restricted to minor matters.. The earliest available teachings of the Buddha are to be found in Pali literature and belongs to the school of the Theravadins, who may be called the most orthodox school of Buddhism. This school admits the human characteristics of the Buddha, and is characterised by a psychological understanding of human nature; and emphasises a meditative approach to the transformation of consciousness. The teaching of the Buddha according to this school is very plain. He asks us to abstain from all kinds of evil, to accumulate all that is good and to purify our mind . These can be accomplished by The Three Trainings: the development of ethical conduct, meditation and ...
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Peace Corps Online | April 17, 2005: Headlines: COS - Thailand: Religion: Buddhism: Meditation: Feng shu: Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism: An Interview with Thailand RPCV Joseph Goldstein
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Buddhism for Meat Eaters… About the Book: For many years Josephine Moon struggled with the question of eating meat, fervently wishing to live as a vegetarian yet requiring meat in her diet. From Josephines philosophical, spiritual and physical battle with eating meat came, Buddhism for Meat Eaters - a book for animal lovers, the environmentally…
Buddhism for Meat Eaters… About the Book: For many years Josephine Moon struggled with the question of eating meat, fervently wishing to live as a vegetarian yet requiring meat in her diet. From Josephines philosophical, spiritual and physical battle with eating meat came, Buddhism for Meat Eaters - a book for animal lovers, the environmentally…
Buddhism Where Did It Start Buddhism was founded by the historical Buddha Shakyamuni or Gautama, in the. Starting about the 3rd century Buddhism began to grow and spread outside. Jan 8, 2019. Well, for anyone interested in learning more about a spiritual belief system, its important to start with the basics. What is Buddhism? Who was. Christianity Official Religion Roman. Alcohol and substance use disorders, addiction treatment and recovery, 12-step. the relationship between spirituality and alcoholism recovery, and the role of. in Purpose in Life are Associated with Remission from Alcohol Dependence.. Adult and Teen Challenge focuses on the total person with spiritual, emotional, building the foundation to support recovery for a lifetime, including spiritual recovery. Educationally: We have developed a life training curriculum specifically. or alcohol; addiction is replaced by self-love, peace, happiness, purpose and an.. Who Is The Deity Of Buddhism And allied to this is the conviction that ...
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Buddhism is often referred to as a philosophy or a way of life rather than a religion. In reality it is both. Although the Buddha was not a philosopher in the way the term is commonly understood, a Buddhist philosophy developed from his teachings that is profound, elusive, and subtle. Buddhism is also a complex, and multi-dimensional religious tradition that is far more diverse in traditions, practices, and doctrines than is generally realized. This unit introduces students to the rich tapestry of traditions, doctrines and practices that are found throughout the Buddhist world: both in their various traditional and modern contexts. In the traditional context we look at the history and practices of the major Buddhist schools and consider the claim of Buddhism being the first "world religion". In the modern context we look at how adaptions of ancient Buddhist practices such as "mindfulness" and "engaged Buddhism" are impacting on contemporary worldviews. The unit also includes key approaches to ...
Thank you for this very interesting article. As a longterm Buddhist practitioner, I was struck that sutras stating "that a Buddha can only be born a Brahmana or Kshatriya and can never come from any of the "lower castes"" may have been taken historically to support caste hierarchy in Sinhala Buddhism. This is similar to what has happened in some parts of the Buddhist world on the basis of sutric statements that a woman can never become a samyaksambuddha: there being born female is regarded as substandard and females are automatically seen as inferior to males on the basis of it. Similar too are sutric statements that the native land of a samyaksambuddha is always Jambudvipa (commonly understood to be India), but this does not seem to bother the non-Indian Buddhist males who look down on women!. Siddhartha Gautama renounced contemporary caste-hierarchy in setting forth on his spiritual quest, and spiritual elitism assumed on the basis of caste is one of those customs that a stream-winner would ...
Nevertheless, despite its contemporary skew All is Change is still illuminating as a guide to the literature of Eurasias cultural development after the rise of the "world" religions. Though not an expert himself, Suttin does a good job of offering bite-sized summaries of the current state of scholarship in regards to questions about the possible influence of Buddhism upon Christianity, and Christianity upon Buddhism. The reality seems to be that the exact answer to most of these questions are not extractable from the morass of human history, the possibility remains that features of Buddhism such as monasticism might have played a role in serving as an indirect template for early Christianity. Or, inversely, that Nestorian Christianity, or religions influenced by this eastern variant of Christianity such as Manichaeanism, may have played a role in the genesis of Pure Land Buddhism, whose evangelical flavor and theistic bent have long been observed by Westerners as at least superficially ...
Buddhist philosophers argue that there is no general entity, such as a universal, which is responsible for the fact that we can apply a term, such as pot, to more than one particular. They argue this because they believe that only momentary particulars exist. Dividing the world into enduring substantial objects that can be classified according to their differing natures is at best a useful illusion, according to Buddhists. The issue then becomes how to explain the fact that we refer to seemingly enduring entities in our language. Buddhists claim that when we use the term pot as a general concept, we refer to every individual that is not a non-pot. This is the distinctive feature of the Buddhist apoha theory, as mentioned in the above quote. The advantage of this theory for Buddhists is that it does not require any general essence that all pots have to share. Instead, the term pot refers as the result of a double negation... ...
Buddhist philosophers argue that there is no general entity, such as a universal, which is responsible for the fact that we can apply a term, such as pot, to more than one particular. They argue this because they believe that only momentary particulars exist. Dividing the world into enduring substantial objects that can be classified according to their differing natures is at best a useful illusion, according to Buddhists. The issue then becomes how to explain the fact that we refer to seemingly enduring entities in our language. Buddhists claim that when we use the term pot as a general concept, we refer to every individual that is not a non-pot. This is the distinctive feature of the Buddhist apoha theory, as mentioned in the above quote. The advantage of this theory for Buddhists is that it does not require any general essence that all pots have to share. Instead, the term pot refers as the result of a double negation... ...
So this week weve been learning a ton about Buddhism and Kung Fu. Now to be honest, I really didnt know much about Buddhism other than karma and the fact that Madonna is Buddhist. As many of the boys on the trip would say, ooooh jeepers!. So anyways, we met with a Monk and he pretty much told us everything there was to know about Buddhism, in a nut shell of course. The founder- he decides to meditate for nine years, umm let me repeat that NINE YEARS. I can hardly sit still in church for an hour and this guy goes and meditates for that long? Thats commitment my friend.. Ive learned three very importand things about Buddhism. Here we go:. 1- Buddha is not their god, hes a role model. Often times people (including Buddhists) think that Buddha is someone that you worship, and thats not true at all. Hes just a guy who really knows what hes doinga, kind of like a Saint for the Catholic religion. You see a bunch of statues at Saint Thomas of Saints that were role models, but you dont ...
Buddhism was at one time the religion of the majority of the people of India. It continued to be the religion of the masses for hundreds of years. It attacked Brahmanism on all sides as no religion had done before. Brahmanism was on the wane and if not on the wane, it was certainly on the defensive. As a result of the spread of Buddhism, the Brahmins had lost all power and prestige at the Royal Court and among the people. They were smarting under the defeat they had suffered at the hands of Buddhism and were making all possible efforts to regain their power and prestige. Buddhism had made so deep an impression on the minds of the masses and had taken such a hold of them that it was absolutely impossible for the Brahmins to fight the Buddhists except by accepting their ways and means and practising the Buddhist creed in its extreme form. After the death of Buddha his followers started setting up the images of the Buddha and building stupas. The Brahmins followed it. They, in their turn, built ...
Buddhist chronicles have long been had a central place in the study of Buddhism. Scholars, however, have relied almost exclusively on Pali works that were composed by elites for learned audiences, to the neglect of a large number of Buddhist histories written in local languages for popular consumption. The Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa, composed by Parakama Pandita in 13th-century Sri Lanka, is an important example of a Buddhist chronicle written in the vernacular Sinhala language. Furthermore, it is among those works that inform public discussion and debate over the place of Buddhism in the Sri Lankan nation state and the role of Buddhist monks in contemporary politics. This book offers the first complete English translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa. Composed in a literary dialect of Sinhala, it contains a richly descriptive account of how Buddhism spread outside of India, replete with poetic embellishments and interpolations not found in other accounts of those events. Aside from being an important
This dictionary features broad-ranging entries on the history and doctrines of the major Buddhist schools, information on the spread of Buddhism in Asia and the West, and coverage of issues of contemporary concern such as human rights, abortion, euthanasia, engaged Buddhism, and the role of women in Buddhist teachings.
To which I would simply add, why do we need to speak of "spiritual DNA" or "moral identity" in order to make sense of Buddhism? These categories themselves seem equally prone to fixation and quite contrary to the basic notion of anatta. In other words, I would argue that like all the other groups -- form, sensation, and the like -- vi~n~naa.na also does not endure, either across or within lifetimes. None of the groups do, and this is the essential feature of the anattaa doctrine. Hence, I would not equate vi~n~naa.na in the state of transition with anything, much less the gandhabba, simply because it is not transitional. (10). Keown makes much of the gandhabbas essential role in the process of conception as portrayed in various Buddhist sources, interpreting the descent of the intermediate being when biological conditions at the time of conception are just right as offering what looks very much like an account of ensoulment. Such a strategy then justifies Keowns claim that for Buddhists "in ...
For me these perspectives inform my experience as a Zen Buddhist. And, I am not alone in this. I just googled the two terms "Spinoza" and "Buddhism." It instantly provided 367,000 results. There I found a blog quoting an interview with professor of philosophy and Spinoza biographer Rebecca Goldstein, which spells out succinctly what the deal is:. "Interviewer: Spinozas philosophy has strong similarities to Buddhism - most notably the concept that any notion of a separate and distinct self is an illusion. Buddhisms method for understanding that truth is to turn off the mind, while Spinozas is to rigorously engage the mind. "Goldstein: "The final viewpoint that Spinoza comes to has a great deal in common with Buddhism. (A friend to whom I was once explaining Spinoza quipped, "Oh, youre telling me that Baruch was the first Bu-Jew.") But of course Spinozas methodology is entirely different, as you point out, placing all its trust in the deductive processes of logic. Since the world itself is ...
I havent read A Manual of the Excellent Man, "natural elements" here I assumed you mean chemicals. If these chemicals are pulled together, without the "man", can they think, i.e., inject these chemicals into a sole brain, or a highly sophisticated robot? Thus mind is definitely not chemical, although chemicals activities may relate to the process of thinking. Second, Buddhist doesnt view material as "material", like the science way of material formed by atom, atom combined by electron and proton... baron, quark... etc. Material appears because the "Aware" (覺) stagnated (attached), combined by collected "logos" (names) stored in the 8th vijnana. Buddha used a metaphor in Surangama Sutra, that someone who looked at the empty space for long long time and worn out, he started to see "flowers" (sparkles of lights etc.) in the sky. Because of habitual in many many lives, this "material" interacted with us, like it has its own property. Like someone walking on a path with a hole on it, after many ...
I am interested in the Bodhisattva ideal of Theravada Buddhism and have a question regarding the eight qualifications through which the aspiration for Buddhahood succeeds. According to the Treatise on the Paramis by Acariya Dhammapala it is stated that the eight qualifications for aspiration to Buddhahood can only succeed when eight factors are met. The eight qualifications through which the aspiration succeeds are: the human state, the male sex, the cause, the sight of the Master, the going forth, the achievement of noble qualities, extreme dedication, and strong desire (Bv. IIA,v.59). Now the fourth qualification is making the aspiration for Buddhahood in the presence of a living Buddha. Does this mean that those who aspire for Buddhahood and are practicing the Bodhisattva path today are practicing in vain? Is the Bodhisattva path a viable option for buddhists today? Are these qualifications found in Mahayana literature? Could it be that in a former life i have already completed this ...
Buddhism is a great religion, which enlightened humanity twenty-five centuries ago and released from all bondages, superstitious practices. It is a scientific religion. Gotama the Buddha is honored today by every cultured and intellectual man irrespective of whatever religion he may profess, while the founders of most of the other religions are honored only by their followers. Not only those who belong to some religions but also so-called free thinkers respect this world honored Supreme Enlightened One. From the historical point of view there never lived any other Teacher who has ever given so much religious freedom as well as due credit to humanity. Before the advent of the Buddha, religion had been owned and monopolized only by a certain section of the society. The Buddha was the Teacher in history who indiscriminately opened the gate of religion to each and every man in society. The Buddha has advised his followers to cultivate and develop the latent power of man and showed him how to make ...
Geographically Tibet is obviously within the borders of the modern Chinese nation-state (though Ladakh in India is arguably a fragment of Tibet which landed on the Indian side of the border). But recall that for most of its history Tibet has not been under Chinese rule. Perhaps even more importantly, Tibet has not been under much Chinese influence. On the contrary, Tibetan lamas have been cultural impresarios, exporting their religious vision to the court of Kublai Khan, then that of the Manchus, and the finally converting the Khans of the various Mongol tribes.. And in terms of its precursors, Tibetan Buddhism is the child of the last flowering of North Indian Buddhism, not Chinese Buddhism, which had evolved into an independent tradition by the time the Tibetan Empire was deciding on an institutional religion to adhere to (Chinese Buddhism was reputedly brought to the kingdom first, by a Chinese princess).*** And the Tibetan alphabet is also derived from an Indian script. Curiously, just as ...
Two researchers of Buddhism studied hundreds of Buddhism-related apps and conclude that they tend to mask the symptoms of stress rather than fundamentally addressing the root problem.
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Labelled variously as a religion, philosophy, or a way of life, Buddhism is probably one of the worlds more confusing religions. A few things to note …
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Although like Jainism, the concept of Ahimsa in Buddhism is also connected to self-control and discipline, 14 and to a large extent, with the unique principle of "parasparopgraho jivanam",15 but, neither Buddhism and nor Gautama Buddha himself brings non-violence within the scope of superfluous rigidity. Despite accepting Ahimsa as the supreme human value16 and declaring it to be the most precious jewel of humanity, Buddhism lays great stress on its practical aspects so that it could be feasible to common man. That is why; Buddhism calls for making Ahimsa an indivisible part of day-to-day human practices in its refined form as per the demand of time. During the lifetime of Buddha, Karuna, i.e. compassion [union of pity and friendliness] was the best and practical reflection of non-violence. It was loving kindness towards all beings [Metta]. Moreover, it was itself a dimension of the theory of Ahimsa on the one hand, and recognition to the right to live of each and every living being on the ...
Although like Jainism, the concept of Ahimsa in Buddhism is also connected to self-control and discipline, 14 and to a large extent, with the unique principle of "parasparopgraho jivanam",15 but, neither Buddhism and nor Gautama Buddha himself brings non-violence within the scope of superfluous rigidity. Despite accepting Ahimsa as the supreme human value16 and declaring it to be the most precious jewel of humanity, Buddhism lays great stress on its practical aspects so that it could be feasible to common man. That is why; Buddhism calls for making Ahimsa an indivisible part of day-to-day human practices in its refined form as per the demand of time. During the lifetime of Buddha, Karuna, i.e. compassion [union of pity and friendliness] was the best and practical reflection of non-violence. It was loving kindness towards all beings [Metta]. Moreover, it was itself a dimension of the theory of Ahimsa on the one hand, and recognition to the right to live of each and every living being on the ...
Buddhism teaches that all things are in a constant state of flux: all is changing, and no permanent state exists by itself.[10][11] This applies to human beings as much as to anything else in the cosmos. Thus, a human being has no permanent self.[12][13] According to this doctrine of anatta (Pāli; Sanskrit: anātman) - "no-self" or "no soul" - the words "I" or "me" do not refer to any fixed thing. They are simply convenient terms that allow us to refer to an ever-changing entity.[14]. The anatta doctrine is not a kind of materialism. Buddhism does not deny the existence of "immaterial" entities, and it (at least traditionally) distinguishes bodily states from mental states.[15] Thus, the conventional translation of anatta as "no-soul"[16] can be confusing. If the word "soul" simply refers to an incorporeal component in living things that can continue after death, then Buddhism does not deny the existence of the soul.[17] Instead, Buddhism denies the existence of a permanent entity that remains ...
Soka Gakkai International Buddhism in Action for Peace dummy Daily Encouragement October 24 The only way to succeed is by first bringing to completion that which is most immediate. This principle applies in all affairs--in our daily lives, our work and our families as well as in the progress of kosen-rufu. Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President
Nothing new is happening here, this disrespect for pure undefiled Dharma was all predicted as was misunderstanding the Lamas words or Disregarding them entirely, making it up as they go along. This time, when Dharma moved west was expected. My commitment is 2 keep Vajrayana Safe and secure by following the instruction of my perfect TEACHER. I will keep the Transmission of Lineage and Terma from #Palyul undefiled. This is what I am expected to do. And when it is safe and I am healed I will come roaring back triumphant and ready to rock! #Palyul needs Me, sentient beings need me and #women need me. I want to fulfil them all. I keep hearing encouragement from my own; and the cries of the Lost and worldly. The Poor and Hungry. How can I fail? How CAN I give in, leaving beings in suffering? I cant. If anyone prefers another Lama or stage of #Buddhism Im all for it. If it is REAL. But change Vajrayana or defile #Palyul and you will see the wrathful fangs of the #DAKINI for sure. Be warned. And YES, ...
A Consciousness at the Crossroads - Conversations and the Dalai Lama on Brain Science and Buddhism (magyarul: Találkozások a tudattal - párbeszédek és a dalai láma az agytudományról és a buddhizmusról) című könyv a Tudat és Élet intézet által szervezett második tudományos megbeszélést (1989) foglalja össze. A könyv témája a nyugati és a buddhista tudomány tudattal kapcsolatos ismeretei. A könyv alapját kiemelkedő nyugati tudósok és a 14. dalai láma, Tendzin Gyaco különleges beszélgetése szolgáltatja. Vajon a tudat csupán az emberi agy fizikai folyamatainak tiszavirág életű mellékhatása? Léteznek vajon olyan finom tudatformák, amelyeket a tudomány még nem volt képes azonosítani? Hogyan történik a tudat? A dalai láma nyitott szellemű, találó észrevételei egyfelől kihívások elé állítják a nyugati tudósokat, másfelől inspirációt is szolgáltatnak számukra. A könyv elsősorban erről a párbeszédről, valamint intenzív és ...
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1. Introduction 2. The Three Refuges Suffering happens. Suffering has a cause. I can be free from suffering. By following the Eightfold Path. If you know anything about Buddhism, youve probably heard of the Four Noble Truths: the very core of the Dharma, which makes the whole thing look very…
Okay, so he finds it very puzzling that when you say that Buddhism cannot offer what Christianity can, and that Tiger Woods should turn to it to get what he badly needs, then Buddhist take it in a bad way? Hume, you twit, you were glorifying Christ on TV, and there is no getting away with it. Imagine for a moment a Buddhist saying about a Christian golfer who slept around that Christianity may call such behavior a sin, but if he turns to Buddhism, then he wouldnt need forgiveness in the first place, because sleeping around is not a sin, because there are no sins in Buddhism, and therefore Buddha is someone this golfer badly needs. This would not upset a multitude of Christians? Oh yes it would, in a bad way. I wouldnt be surprised if it lead to violent repercussions against Buddhist temples in America ...
Hi, Im Bodhipaksa, and I set up Wildmind in 2001 with the help of several friends who offered me their time and technical support when I was a grad student with no financial resources at all. Im a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, Ive been a practicing Buddhist since 1982, and Ive been teaching meditation since the late 1980s.. Im the author of Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation, a book called Living as a River, which explores the Buddhist teaching of not-self though a traditional reflection on interconnectedness called the Six Element Practice, and a book on Buddhism and the practice of vegetarianism. Im also the author of eight audiobooks of guided meditations.. I recently (Oct 2012) gave a TEDx talk on compassion.. I was given the name Bodhipakśa when I joined the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1993 (although at that time it was called the "Western Buddhist Order"). "Bodhi" means enlightenment and "paksha" (theres a dot under the "s" which gives it a "sh" sound) means ...
Hi, Im Bodhipaksa, and I set up Wildmind in 2001 with the help of several friends who offered me their time and technical support when I was a grad student with no financial resources at all. Im a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, Ive been a practicing Buddhist since 1982, and Ive been teaching meditation since the late 1980s.. Im the author of Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation, a book called Living as a River, which explores the Buddhist teaching of not-self though a traditional reflection on interconnectedness called the Six Element Practice, and a book on Buddhism and the practice of vegetarianism. Im also the author of eight audiobooks of guided meditations.. I recently (Oct 2012) gave a TEDx talk on compassion.. I was given the name Bodhipakśa when I joined the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1993 (although at that time it was called the "Western Buddhist Order"). "Bodhi" means enlightenment and "paksha" (theres a dot under the "s" which gives it a "sh" sound) means ...
This cross-sectional study, the first of its kind, uses baseline data on smoking prevalence among Buddhist monks in Northern and Central provinces of Lao PDR. Between March and September 2006, 390 monks were interviewed, using questionnaires, to assess smoking prevalence including determinants, knowledge and attitudes. Data entry was performed with Epi-Info (version 6.04) and data analysis with SPSS version 11. Descriptive analysis was employed for all independent and dependent variables. Chi-square or Fishers exact test were used for categorical variables to compare smoking status, knowledge, attitudes and province. Logistic regression was applied to identify determinants of smoking. Daily current smoking was 11.8%. Controlling for confounding variables, age at start of monkhood and the length of religious education were significant determinants of smoking. The majority of the monks 67.9% were in favor of the idea that offerings of cigarettes should be prohibited and that they should refuse the