Whilst visiting the Ganga Ramaya Temple in Beruwela, Sri Lanka in 1996, I saw Theravada Buddhist monks continuously exercising ‘metta’ (loving kindness) and ‘karuna’ (compassion). The surface and
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: 媒体评达赖喇嘛虚伪性 “佛教领袖”为何屡犯戒 (Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) Translator’s Note: This article appeared around 2010, but includes a photograph described in my title from
Within certain forms of later Buddhism, people are encouraged to ‘pray’ to an image of the Buddha and recite various mantras as if he were
The 14th Dalai Lama is an out of date figure from Tibet’s ruthless and backward feudal past. He has no place in a rapidly modernising Tibet, the people of which have no interest in being ruled by a totalitarian tyrant enforced on them by the racist West!
Around August 1953, Ch’an Master Xu Yun (1840-1959) attended a meeting in Beijing of hundreds of representatives of the various Buddhist groups from around China