Three Jewels teachings of Buddhism

Soon after his Enlightenment the Buddha had a vision in which he saw the human race as a bed of lotus flowers. Some of the lotuses were still enmired...


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The 31 Planes of Existence

In this context, existence means life or living.  Planes means realms or world, places.  In Pali, the word “Loka” is a near equivalent, as the English language...


Precious Human Rebirth

Advice that is to be hammered like a nail into the mind A faithful student went to his guru, a high lama, for advice that would be “hammered like a nail into...


War and Peace

War and peace are the epic saga of humanity. They are all that our history books contain because they are what our hearts contain. If you have ever read “Don...


A Life of Miracles

As we sit down next to a stream, we can listen to its laughter and watch its sparkling waters, noticing the pebbles glistening and the fresh green plants...


The Five Precepts of Buddhism

Other religions derive their ideas of right and wrong from the commandments of their god or gods. You Buddhists don’t believe in a god, so how do you...


Buddhism and Rebirth

As long as this Kammic force exists there is re-birth, for beings are merely the visible manifestation of this invisible Kammic force. Death is nothing but the...


Unearthing the bones of Buddha

David Clensy talks to the expert in Indian history who believes he has found the final resting place of the Buddha It sounds like the plot of the next Indiana...