On February 24, 2020, I attended a Buddhist funeral and cremation ceremony near a village in Thailand. In this article, I recall where the deceased was kept after death, the funeral procession, and ceremony at the crematorium before cremation.
Explains the Korwa Clock, a Tibetan Buddhist tool for understanding the effects of intentions. At 3:00 (Motivation) intentions are formed. At 6:00 (Action) intentions are acted upon. At 9:00 (Maturation). intentions start to develop and unfold. At 12:00 (Results) intentions are fully realized.
Tibetan Buddhism believes in eight significant events in the life of the Buddha which are often depicted in Stupas. These commemorative Stupas of the Buddha are built in different parts of the world.
Buddhism is one of the oldest and most profound religions existent to date. Buddhism originated in India approximately over 2500 years ago. The Buddha was the great human being who unraveled it to us.
Jhator, or Tibetan sky burials, are extreme ways to be buried and make for a strange Buddhist death ritual. What an absolutely insane practice! What do Buddhists believe about the afterlife after all?
It was written somewhere long ago that God sent 3 of his sons – Buddha, Christ, and Mohammed – to 3 different regions of the world to guide human’s spirituality. Buddhism established its root in China around 120 AD. It attracted a lot of devotees seeking salvation from life’s pains and sufferings. But, Buddhism main impact was in Chinese’s literature and art. Together with Confucianism and Taoism, Buddhism has become another major school of thoughts that the Chinese have lived by to the present
This is a story about Ajahn Siripanno, who gave up everything and becoming a Theravada Buddhist forest monk in Thailand. His father is a successful businessman with net worth of billions of Dollars.
Emergence of Buddhism took place in 500 B.C. Buddhism became one of the world's foremost religions with large followings all over Asia, especially in China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Tibet.
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) Debi: You know what you need? Marty: What? Debi: Shakabuku. Marty: You wanna tell me what that means? Debi: It's a swift, spiritual kick to the head that alters your reality forever. Marty: Oh, that'd be good. I...
The Xumi Pagoda (also called Sumeru or Summer Pagoda) is a Buddhist pagoda from Hebei province, China.
“Oh, to be the ruler of life, not a slave.” Walt Whitman. What is freedom? Is it living as we choose, our spirits unchained and unhindered by expectations and obligations? Is it releasing the inner entombed soul? A fire that stirs and wakes...
A Buddha Rupa always comes with a typical Mudra. However we focus on the five dhyani Buddha Mudras here. They are Vairochana, Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha and Amoghasiddhi Buddha Mudras.
The Untold Life of Jesus and his studies of Buddhism and Hinduism. This is a speculative theory and not in any way meant to deny or discredit any alternative beliefs. The research behind this hub comes from several sources, including the...
Guan-Yin, a.k.a. Kwan-Yin or Kuan-Yin, is a divinity presiding over pregnancy as well as safe and easy delivery of babies at birth. Regarded as the protector of children and women, Guan-Yin sits at times with a baby in her hands. What is most...