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Buddhism and Abundance: Monastery of Tranquillity and Peace (Jing’an Monastery) in Shanghai
Tradition and wealth at a historic Buddhist monastery
Uploaded 31 Mar 2017
Why Meditate?
Understanding the transformative approaches to meditation in Japanese Buddhism
Uploaded 27 Jan 2017
Teaching Chan in the UK
Propagating the Chan tradition in Britain
Uploaded 29 Dec 2016
Buddhism in Contemporary China Through a Photographer’s Eye
Insights into the cultural and religious heritage of the people of China
Uploaded 23 Dec 2016
Shinto: The Way of, to, and with the Gods!
Exploring the Shinto tradition
Uploaded 19 Jun 2015
Inter-relation between self-cultivation and social Service in Theravada Buddhism
Introduction   Theravᾱda Buddhism is widely recognized as a religion emphasizing personal salvation without any regard for social welfare. Therefore, it is named as the Hinayᾱna, which means a self-
Uploaded 11 May 2013
A Tour of China - A Series (3): Shenzhen Retreat, Nov. 2012
Editor's note: Eric Johns (Dharma name: Hin Lic) is a lay Buddhist who chronicled his retreats and visits to masters in China throughout the latter months of 2012. His story continues with his meditat
Uploaded 11 Mar 2013
A Taste of Freedom: An Initial Experience of Sufi Mysticism
Original Chinese text: Leung Po San Translation and English editing: Raymond Lam Leung Po Shan is a Cantonese author who has written various works about life and experienc
Uploaded 15 Oct 2012
A Meditation Retreat in Myanmar (part 2 of 2)
In this second part of his article, Dr. Bill Mak continues his reflections about his meditation retreat in Myanmar.--On the sixth day of the practice, I was assaulted by an onslaught of wild thoughts
Uploaded 1 Sep 2012
‘The Importance of Reliable Authority and Guidance’: A Buddhist Response (1)
Introduction   Mariusz Popieluch wrote a second unveiling article on the philosophy of life pertaining to ‘Authority and Guidance’. His philosophical thought resonates with what I have been presen
Uploaded 7 Feb 2011
Reflections on Confession of a Buddhist Atheist (Stephen Batchelor)
Batchelor’s 2010 work is an autobiographical work composed of two parts which recounted his Buddhist experience as a monk and a layman. In this work, as with his previous work Buddhism Without Beliefs
Uploaded 17 Jan 2011
My Journey as a Buddhist by Dr. Bill M. Mak
Dr. Bill. M. Mak graduated from Peking University and is currently based in the Department of Indological Studies at Kyoto University. This is his spiritual journey.   My Journey as a Buddhist, from
Uploaded 17 Aug 2010
Buddhist Meditation (2/2)
    As one's meditation develops progressively, the mental concentration intensifies. With the progressive intensification of mental concentration, scattered thoughts are being reduced and the mind
Uploaded 19 Mar 2010
Buddhist Meditation (Bhᾱvanᾱ) (1/2)
    Buddhist meditation is not confined only to calming the mind, and concentrating the mind on an object of meditation. They are only the means to an end. The end is intuitive penetration into the
Uploaded 23 Feb 2010
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