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Hello, This video was inspired by a question my daughter asked me about Buddhism: what is a Bodhisattva? I tried to answer this question for her by drawing things out, and that inspired me to make this video: This video … Continue reading
When I was a little kid, my mom had to work a lot, so we had a baby-sitter who would often come over and watch MTV all the time. So, I remember this song by The Eurythmics very well, even … Continue reading
Hello dear readers, I uploaded this video to Youtube earlier today, which talks a little bit about the Buddhist holiday of Bodhi Day: In particular, I wanted show people how to celebrate Bodhi Day at home, especially with family. Since … Continue reading
Hello, This is another video I made recently for Youtube. This talks about Pure Land (浄土) Buddhism. This video was longer than usual, and I was extremely sleepy that night, but it was a complex topic and good to explore: … Continue reading
To celebrate this coming Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to re-tell the Thanksgiving Story as a Buddhist-sutra. The text below is spliced mostly from the Lotus Sutra, the Sutra of Innumerable Meanings and other sources. This is similar … Continue reading
Another interesting quotation from the Letters of Venerable Yin-Guang (also mentioned here): Thus, understanding the Dharma is not difficult; practice is the real difficulty! Many intelligent persons merely verbalize but fail to practice. They therefore waste an entire lifetime….Their deluded … Continue reading
Hello, I made this video 3 weeks ago, but I forgot to post it here until now: This was another user-submitted question, and it was a good topic to talk about: how does Buddhism view other religions, etc. Hope you … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I read some articles about a blond girl that was found in a Romani (Gypsy) community in Greece. While reading this article, I realized that I know very little about Romani/Gypsies, so I started doing some … Continue reading
I’ve been reading other Buddhist books lately too. For example, I’ve been re-reading a book by the Vietnamese monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, called Finding Our True Home. I read this book years ago and didn’t like it that much but … Continue reading