Category Archives: Theravada

Thich Nhat Hanh teaches Recollection of the Buddha

Hello, Since today is the Buddha’s Birthday in the solar-calendar (April 8th), I wanted to post this. It’s a really long post, but I hope people find it useful. In the past, I’ve read a certain Buddhist book by Venerable … Continue reading

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No One In Charge

Anicca vata sankhara Upada vaya dhammino Upakituva nirujihanti Tesang vupasamo sukho All conditioned things are impermanent Their nature is to arise and pass away. To live in harmony with this truth Brings the highest happiness. — Theravada Buddhist funeral chant … Continue reading

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For The True Buddhist Nerd: A Review of The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

Recently, thanks to a helpful conversation with a certain Buddhist Professor (thank you Professor “B”), I got in touch with the Princeton University Press department, who sent me a free copy of The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism. I was eager … Continue reading

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Buddhist Thought For The Day

I was reminded of this quote from the Dhammapada earlier today: 186-187. There is no satisfying sensual desires, even with the rain of gold coins. For sensual pleasures give little satisfaction and much pain. Having understood this, the wise man … Continue reading

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Beginner Buddhism S2, Lesson 8: Buddhism and Monasticism

Hi all, Busy weekend, but I did find time to post another episode on season 2 of the Beginner Buddhism series on YouTube: This one helps explore the notion of monasticism in Buddhism, what are monks and nuns, etc. Apologies … Continue reading

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Beginner Buddhism S2, Lesson 8: Buddhism and Monasticism

Hi all, Busy weekend, but I did find time to post another episode on season 2 of the Beginner Buddhism series on YouTube: This one helps explore the notion of monasticism in Buddhism, what are monks and nuns, etc. Apologies … Continue reading

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Beginner Buddhism S2, Lesson 7: Samsara and the World Around Us

Hi all, I finished another video in the BBS2 series: This one was something I came up with a couple weeks ago while driving in the car for a while, but basically I wanted to explore two subjects: Samsara and … Continue reading

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