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Buddhism

Tibet China

Dressed in an orange and red robe, a bald man with glasses who refers to himself as the Dalai Lama actively seeks worldwide support from politicians to alleviate the cultural genocide China imposes on Tibet. The San Francisco Chronicle had mention that His Holiness recently made a trip to France …

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Biography of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

Better known today as the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama is respected as a great teacher, whose teachings were an oral tradition for a while before being written down and became a cornerstone of Buddhism. Not the Average Joe by a long shot, his biography is marked by being orphaned by his …

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Loy Krathong Festival Thailand

Loy Krathong (pronounced Loy Kra-tong) is a very good-natured festival held in Thailand, in November every year. Technically, the date is calculated at the 12th moon in the Thai Lunar Calendar, but it does vary from year to year, so if you are interested in seeing this 3 day festival …

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Believing in Karma

It seems for as long as I can remember, I have never had any trouble getting a parking space wherever I go. In fact as an adult it became a big joke amongst my friends and family. Everyone wanted to be in a car with me because they knew that …

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Introduction to Buddhist Beliefs

Buddhism is in essence not a religion as such, but a way of life, elements of which are found throughout every walk and way of life, both now, in the past and likely further into the future than people can fathom. The Buddhist way of life is simply the desire …

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Four Noble Truths

It was said that Siddhartha attained enlightenment after 49 days of meditation and by so doing, everything in life appeared apparent to him. The nature and cause of everything was simplified into the “Four Noble Truths” upon which all human beings were subjected in life. The first noble truth speaks …

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Bodhisathva

Buddhism is a practical way of living a noble life which helps in cultivating kindness, forgiveness, empathy and being enlighten. The teachings in Buddhism will become mere knowledge fillers if it is not practiced and applied to everyday living. Thus, it always emphasizes the importance of not being blind followers …

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Buddhism Basics

2500 years ago in India, a young prince was born into the world.  Siddhartha Guatama grew up leading a life of privilege and ease, sheltered from the discomfort of the world around him.  One day, he ventured forth from his palatial home, where he saw an old man, a diseased …

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