10 Inspirational Quotes by Thubten Chodron  

10 Inspirational Quotes by Thubten Chodron   Thubten Chodron, born Cheryl Greene, is an American Tibetan Buddhist nun, author, and teacher. As the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, the only Tibetan Buddhist training monastery for Western nuns and monks in the United States, Chodron plays an instrumental role in the reinstatement of the Bhikshuni ordination of […]

48 Vows of Amitabha Buddha

48 Vows of Amitabha Buddha According to Infinite Life Sutra, or Larger Pure Land Sutra (無量壽經), Sakyamuni Buddha expounded the practice of Bodhisattva Dharmakara in the journey of attaining Buddhahood. Bodhisattva Dharmakara, having witnessed the suffering of sentient beings, spent five eons studying all the Buddha lands. He made forty-eight […]

Tri-Pitaka and Twelve Divisions

Tri-Pitaka and Twelve Divisions Tripitaka (or Tipitika) is the collection of the teachings of the Buddha over 45 years. It consists of Sutra (the conventional teaching), Vinaya (Disciplinary code) and Abhidhamma (commentaries). The Tripitaka was compiled and arranged in its present form by the disciples who had immediate contact with […]

Jataka Tale: The Selfless Hare

Jataka Tale: The Selfless Hare Long ago, the Bodhisattva was reborn as a hare. He lived in a leafy forest among soft, tender grass and delicate ferns, surrounded by climbing vines and sweet wild orchids. The forest was rich with fruits and bordered by a river of pure water as […]

Deciphering the Lotus Sutra: Commentary by Thich Nhat Hanh (Chapter 3)

Deciphering the Lotus Sutra: Commentary by Thich Nhat Hanh (Chapter 3) One Vehicle #1 A wise teacher, when he or she looks at their disciples, is able to see which path each disciple will follow in the future and the realization they will attain. With this knowledge, the teaching can […]

Caregiving and the Buddha’s Way

Caregiving and the Buddha’s Way By Susan Stone   When seen with clarity, any non-harmful activity can be a field for spiritual practice—be it hairdressing, astrophysics or feeding the cat. But caregiving would seem to have a special status; spiritual qualities are part of the job description. Caregivers know well […]

How to Purify and Transform One’s Life through the Wonderful Dharma

  📜 Scriptural Evidence #1 “If you wish to eradicate your karmic defilements then you should diligently read and practice this authentic sutra, ponder the First Meaning of the Profound Law of Emptiness so as to connect your mind with the wisdom of emptiness. You should know that, through every […]

Dhammapada: The Story of Kumbhaghosaka, the Banker

Dhammapada: The Story of Kumbhaghosaka, the Banker While residing at the Veluvana monastery, the Buddha uttered Verse (24) of this book, with reference to Kumbhaghosaka, the banker. At one time, a plague epidemic broke out in the city of Rajagaha. In the house of the city banker, the servants died […]

Law of Emptiness in the Heart Sutra | 心经的空性法则

What is the Law of Emptiness? Why does the Buddha teach the concept of Emptiness which is found across all sutras? How can we apply the Law of Emptiness to empower and transform our lives? 📜 Form does not differ from Emptiness, Emptiness does not differ from form. Form is […]

What is the true nature of the Universe? 宇宙的本质是什么?

❓ What is the true nature of the Universe? 宇宙的真实本质是什么? 📜 Tathagata completely perceives the true characteristics of the Threefold World as they are: there is no birth or death, no ebbing or arising. Neither is there present existence and subsequent extinction, substantial reality or fictitious imagination, same or different. […]