Tag - Buddhism


Meditation Tips From A Monk

A monk decides to meditate alone, away from his monastery. He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there, closes his eyes and begins his...


Avalokitesvara’s Appeal

Avalokitesvara is the most popular Mahayana Bodhisattva and his cult has played an important role in the growth of Mahayana Buddhism and art. The Mahayanists...


Bardo: The Experience Of Nowness

Originally bardo referred only to the period between one life and the next, and this is still its normal meaning when it is mentioned without any qualification...


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...