Tag - Buddhism


The wounded child within us

In each of us, there is a young, suffering child.  We have all had times of difficulty as children and many of us have experienced trauma.  To protect and...


Touching the Earth

[hr] In the Buddhist tradition that I am a part of, we do a practice called “Touching the Earth” every day. It helps us in many ways. You too could...


Practicing Fearlessness

[hr] Most of us experience a life full of wonderful moments and difficult moments. But for many of us, even when we are most joyful, there is fear behind our...


Can Buddha Laugh?

Two thousand five hundred years ago, Prince Siddhartha Gautama of the Sakya clan wanted to know the cause of suffering. When he discovered it, he became known...


Celebrating Buddha Purnima

One of the greatest spiritual teachers of mankind which Bharat has produced is undoubtedly, Buddha. Edwin Arnold has fittingly called him the “Light of...


Buddha’s Liberation

Many many years ago, there was a village in the Himalayas where the inhabitants were primarily Buddhists. The village was completely isolated from the rest of...


Precepts of a Peaceful Warrior

The martial arts have always been deeply rooted in Buddhism and Taoist practice. This is evident in the warrior codes, precepts and tenants of the various...


Sowing the Seeds of Knowledge

One day, the head of a village approached the Buddha and asked him, “Is a Buddha compassionate to all living creatures?” Buddha replied, “Yes.” The village...