This database demonstrates that not only has the Buddhist monastic community continuously increased since the Liberation of Tibet in 1951, but that the Buddhist monastic community has never been in such good health, possessed such a good quality of life or expected to live such an over-all life-expectancy.
Original Article: By Pheonix Buddhism (Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) The body of Venerable Luang Pho Daeng was photographed for this article on January 8th, 2015. He sits upright
READ ARTICLE HERE: Communism as Bodhisattva Activity Although in the West Buddhism has been hijacked and distorted by a capitalist, bourgeois agenda, in large parts
BMA (UK) Mainsite When the Buddhism – Marxism (UK) online presence was founded in Oxford on the 20th of July, 2013 (by the Oxford Collective
My attention was drawn to this story yesterday, by a post on social media purportedly made by one of the monks residing at this temple. I was immediately struck by the very ‘non-Buddhist’ sense of ‘victimhood’ voiced by this (Asian) member of the ordained Sangha, and how he encouraged the (predominantly ‘Western’) laity to respond to this matter with an emotionally ‘disturbed’ mind-set.
The Buddha never argued that the physical world does not exist, even if he acknowledged that all material constructs that come together are changeable and impermanent.