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Dan Champ on Buddhism (Future Radio) – Video

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Dan Champ interviewed about Buddhism and Norwich Buddhist Centre. Recorded live on Future Radio. Part of a programme on religious groups in Norwich on "Norfolk Story Telling Project" ...

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March 25th, 2015 at 2:51 pm

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This week in Buddha Weekly: Gaden Choling Celebrates 30 Years of Tibetan Buddhism in Canada; Biography of Venerable …

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Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) March 25, 2015

When Tibetan Buddhism first migrated to North America, brought by learned exiles from Tibet, it seemed exotic, yet strangely unapproachable. Today, Tibetan Buddhist centres are found in nearly all urban and many rural communities.

This week, Buddha Weekly profiles Gaden Choling Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre in Toronto and spiritual director Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, celebrating 30 years in Canada. In Buddha Weekly's ongoing series on meditation techniques, the online magazine also compares visualization to midfulness and asks the question, "Which meditation is right for your Buddhist practice?" with a special focus on Tibetan Buddhism.

"30 Years of Gaden Choling Tibetan Buddhist Centre: Celebrating a Legacy That Brought Canada Teachings from Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Tara Tulku Rinpoche and Zasep Tulku Rinpoche"

Gaden Choling one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist centres in Canada celebrates its 30th year with three weeks of celebrations and teachings. The three week series of events and teachings honors a three-decade history of teachings in Tibetan Buddhism. Join us as we mark 30 years since Gaden Cholings founding, invites the event poster. It is one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist centres in Canada and has been a source of refuge for many practitioners of Buddha Dharma over the years. Many notable spiritual teachers, such as Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Tara Tulku Rinpoche and HH Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa Rinpoche have given many amazing holy teachings and initiations at Gaden Choling.

The anniversary festivity begins at 11am on March 28th, at the Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre, 612 Markham Street Toronto. The multi-faceted anniversary event will include a variety of celebrations: Chod melodies, chanting sessions, sacred Newari dancing, a Tibetan-style bazaar, traditional Tibetan food, and a movie featuring spiritual director Zasep Tulku Rinpoche.

Other events include a weekend Tibetan Buddhism Mahamudra teaching and practice, and teachings in Samatha meditation, Phowa and Chod for healing, and initiations for students in White Manjushri (Buddha of Wisdom) and Chenrezig (Buddha of Compassion.) For details, visit Buddha Weekly>>

"Feature Biography: Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche: A big smile, easy humor, unforgettable teachings."

Rinpoches life has been eventful: teachings from a long line of teachers, exile from Tibet on foot, and then travels to many countries around the world to deliver teachings in Tibetan Buddhism. Reborn and recognized as the thirteeth incarnation of Zasep Tulku, Rinpoches well-known teaching abilities were refined over decades of adventures and teachings.

Rinpoche escaped the Chinese invasion by walking at night across the mountains between Lhasa and Penpo. After exile, Zasep Tulku continued his studies and received many initiations over the following years, reinforced by numerous extensive retreats. In 1961, he again met his teacher, His Holiness Yongzin Trijang Dorje Chang. Read about Zasep Tulku RInpoche on Buddha Weekly>>

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March 25th, 2015 at 2:50 pm

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Buddhism vs Islam LIVE Street Dawah – Amazing Ending HD – Video

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Buddhism vs Islam LIVE Street Dawah - Amazing Ending HD.

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March 24th, 2015 at 9:47 am

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Buddhism Talk – Is the Lotus Sutra the words of the historical Buddha – Video

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Buddhism Talk - Is the Lotus Sutra the words of the historical Buddha
Informal talks to answer basic questions about Buddhism especially focused on Nichiren Buddhism and Quantum Life Buddhism. To answer this question is to understand more fully the history of...

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March 24th, 2015 at 9:47 am

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Buddhism and tea | by Ajahn Brahm – Video

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Buddhism and tea | by Ajahn Brahm
Take some time out with Ajahn Brahm to have a cup of tea and learn dharma - the natural way of thing. The dharma talks recorded by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia at Dhammaloka...

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Indian government to give special attention towards Buddhism – Video

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Indian government to give special attention towards Buddhism
India #39;s junior Interior Minister Kiren Rijiju says the government will focus on Buddhism, a religion which has origins in the country.

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March 22nd, 2015 at 9:48 pm

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Temple assets should be publicly revealed: panel

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The committee studied the current state of Buddhism affairs and found four problems:

-Lack of audits or public disclosure of temple or monks' assets, which tempted many monks into pursue personal gain rather than study and practise dharma;

-Cases of monks violating dharma winaya (discipline) possibly stemmed from administrative issues within the centralised Sangha Council, and caused the public to lose their faith;

-Some teachings and practices stray from the Lord Buddha's dharma principles, such as those of Pathum Thani's Dhammakaya Temple, |which needs to be probed by a committee to cleanse the clergy of impure practices;

-Thai authorities need to do more to support and protect religious activities by arranging for a more dynamic Sangha administrative system.

The committee suggested drafting a law on the management of temple and monks' assets to ensure that benefits of monastic activities go to the religion, not a person's pocket, and allow monks and laymen to participate for transparency.

Another proposal from the Paiboon panel was for a civil law amendment to ensure that the assets that a monk accumulates during his monkhood passes to the temple.

It said the Sangha Council's 24th regulation or the Sangha Council Act of 1962 should be amended to allow the decentralisation of power and promote the participation of monks nationwide.

It also urged a mechanism to ensure adherence to dharma winaya and reform ecclesiastic education for monks so they are up-to-date and given importance.

Direk Thungfang, deputy chairman of another NRC committee, on political reform, said opponents of certain provisions in the draft charter would voice their opinions during an NRC seminar late this week in Pattaya. Among the issues to be raised are provisions allowing a non-MP to become prime minister, he said.

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March 22nd, 2015 at 9:47 pm

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Beginnings Of Buddhism – Video

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Beginnings Of Buddhism
Randy Nguyen Megan Wang Camryn Wills Conrad Yee AP World History Term 3 Period # 5.

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March 21st, 2015 at 10:52 am

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The Five Precepts of Buddhism – Video

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The Five Precepts of Buddhism
The Five Precepts of Buddhism are undertaken by all that choose to walk the path to peace. The Buddha taught an ethical and moral dharma that leads to internal and external peace, satisfaction...

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March 21st, 2015 at 10:52 am

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An Afghan Museum That Mimics Ancient Buddhist Monasteries

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Regardless of style or purpose, we tend to accept that buildings are just that: built, on top of the earths surface, to be bigger and taller than we are. For centuries, the people of the Bamiyan Valley of Central Afghanistan has flipped that script. The Valley sits between the mountains of Hindu Kush, and since the 1st century, the surrounding cliffs and tributaries have been home to ancient monasteries and chapels, built out of caves and foothills. Twenty centuries later, thats not set to change: the Afghan government and UNESCO recently announced that the winning design for a competition to build a local cultural center would be a series of brick-lined passageways and rooms built directly into the land.

The winning team, a small firm from Argentina called M2R, had a lot to grapple with. In the 6th century, the people in the Bamiyan Valley of Central Afghanistan carved two Buddha sculptures into the cliffs to mark the most western point of Buddhisms expansion on the ancient Silk Road. They were massiveone stood almost 200 feet tall. Buddhists would meditate near them in the sandstone caves; monks visited from China to pray. The statues were integral not just to Buddhism, but to Bamiyan culture, which in more recent years had become more Muslim than anything. Locals even had a homespun fable about the statues, that they were ill-fated, star-crossed lovers from different religions, and thats why they turned to stone.

Then, thousands of years later in 2001, the Taliban destroyed the idols with dynamite, in an attack against pre-Islamic idolatry. In 2003, after the Taliban had fallen from power in Afghanistan, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the site a historic landmark, an action that immediately made locals, worshippers, and archaeologists ask: Will the Buddhas be rebuilt? The debate lasted for years. German archaeologists were keen to rebuild the statues, but UNESCO operates under the Venice Charter, which says that any monumental reconstruction has to be done with the original materials.

UNESCO eventually ruled not to. Instead, it staged an architectural competition for a new cultural center in the Bamiyan Valley that would both memorialize the destruction of the Buddhas, support archaeological work through storage, and allow for events. M2Rs winning proposal is called Descriptive Memory: The Eternal Presence of Absence. Judging from the renderings, itll be a peaceful piazza, like a contemporary version of the sanctuaries built into the foothills centuries ago. Excavating the landscape is part strategic, says project lead Nahuel Recabarren, because the soil there can store large amounts of heat, which helps to insulate the caves from the cold. Its also deeply symbolic, because it mimics the work of the Buddhist monks who, ages and ages ago, built caves into the landscape for their sanctuaries.

M2R faced a design challenge similar to one put to the architects for the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City: when youre honoring a tragic disaster so recent that the people visiting your site are the same people who bore witness to the tragedy, whats appropriate? In this case, M2R have taken a counter intuitive approach to construction by harnessing the negative space left by the Buddhas. We had to find an adequate way in which architecture could respond to the meaning and history of the place, Recabarren says. We thought that, given the breathtaking landscape and the deep cultural significance of the area, the Cultural Center should not impose itself over the site. Much of recent architecture has become obsessed with image and visibility, but not every building can be a monument.

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