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Falguni Purnima: Celebrating Family Reunions and the Buddha’s Life
The Buddhist equivalent of Hindu Holi
Uploaded 31 Mar 2017
Three Kinds of Deficient Faith in Pure Land Buddhism
Three mismatches that lead to faulty practice
Uploaded 27 Sep 2016
Freda Bedi: The Making of a Buddhist Nun
One of the first Western women to be ordained in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition
Uploaded 12 Aug 2016
Curiosity and Doubt: The Spiritual Career of Judith Simmer-Brown
The spiritual enquiries of an American Buddhist scholar
Uploaded 19 Feb 2016
Buddhism in Northern Europe: A Snapshot - Khuong Viet Temple, Norway
Bridging the divide between "ethnic" and "Western" Buddhism
Uploaded 29 Jan 2016
Pavarana: Marking the End of the Rains Retreat
Enhancing communal harmony at the end of the annual rains retreat
Uploaded 6 Nov 2015
The Honey-offering Festival: Commemorating the Service of Animals to the Buddha
BD Dipananda on the origin of the Honey-offering Festival
Uploaded 11 Sep 2015
Amitabha-invocation Should Not Be Mixed With Other Buddha-invocations
Just one Buddha, instead of all Buddhas   We have previously discussed why, in order to ensure rebirth in the Land of Bliss, Pure Land practitioners should not mix Amitabha-recitation with othe
Uploaded 20 Mar 2015
One Hundred Million Blessings: Happy Saka Dawa!
To the uninitiated, Vajrayana’s ritualistic and esoteric appearance can make some observances seem heavy and difficult to comprehend. Tantric texts are laden with difficult religious vocabulary and in
Uploaded 21 May 2014
Exclusive Practice and Mixed Practice in Pure Land Buddhism
Exclusive Practice   As classified by Master Shandao, the de facto founder of Pure Land Buddhism in China, the Pure Land teaching of Amitabha Buddha is known as the Path of the Great Vow, while
Uploaded 14 Jan 2014
The Three Attitudes towards the Concept of ‘Two Buddhas, Two Teachings’
Editor's note: “Teachings of Amitabha Buddha” is an inspiring column about the vital spiritual matters of Pure Land Buddhism – from its history, philosophy, and practice to its scriptures and their ex
Uploaded 3 Jan 2014
Thriving Buddhist Communities in Bangladesh: Part Two
Editor’s note: Jnan Nanda completed his BA Hons from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and his MA from the University of Hong Kong where he presently teaches Reading in Buddhist Sanskrit
Uploaded 24 Dec 2013
Gaia Dharma: Self-determination on the Middle Way of Interdependency
“Rise and let go off all the chains...”   Kobzar, Taras Shevchekno   “To whom do you belong?” He asked the ploughmen. “We are the King’s property,&rd
Uploaded 13 Dec 2013
Two Buddhas, Two Teachings: Differences in Practice
Editor's note: “Teachings of Amitabha Buddha” is an inspiring column about the vital spiritual matters of Pure Land Buddhism – from its history, philosophy, and practice to its scriptures and their ex
Uploaded 2 Nov 2013
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