Tag Archives: Shakyamuni Buddha

Buddha’s Birthday

Unlike Christmas, which is celebrated in January by many Orthodox Christians or in December by most other Christians, The Buddha’s Birthday holiday varies not only by region or country, but also widely by its date. The traditional commemoration of the … Continue reading

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Real Peace

“Since about that time, war had been literally continuous, though strictly speaking it had not always been the same war.  For several months during his childhood there had been confused street fighting in London itself, some of which he remembered … Continue reading

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The Parinirvana

According to the Mahayana Buddhist scriptures, the Lord Buddha always granted a request if it was asked of him three times.  In the Buddha’s end times he had mentioned to his close attendant, Ananda, that a Buddha has the ability to … Continue reading

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Something About Buddhadasa

Dad married Tippy a few years after my conversion to Vajrayana Buddhist philosophy.  One of the many reasons I was happy about the marriage, was that there was another Buddhist in the family. Tippy was a transplant from northern Thailand, … Continue reading

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Fate Of The Bamyan Buddhas

That change and impermanence are undeniably part and parcel with our lives is undeniably true.  This is an absolute fact for living and unliving things and beings. Tradition and unchanging values are illusions we create out of fear of the … Continue reading

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Happy Bodhi Day

I’ve been thinking about the perpetual troubles of the world.  Humanity is engaged in greed, selfishness, self-centeredness, hatred, bigotry, warfare, and all the rest of the thoughts and actions that are harmful to other people, animals and the environment.  Nations … Continue reading

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Rohatsu

The first Japanese holiday I ever celebrated is Rohatsu or Bodhi Day.  My Zen Buddhist roommate, Takeo, had celebrated the holiday since his childhood.  So I got all caught up in the excitement and preparations for the very special day. … Continue reading

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