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Is your government school teaching Buddhism? – Video

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Is your government school teaching Buddhism?
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Andrew Holecek – The Now and Future of Buddhism – Video

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Andrew Holecek - The Now and Future of Buddhism
Andrew Holecek discusses 12 important considerations for the future of Buddhism. From the Fourth Turning Media Program: http://fourthturningbuddhism.com/prog...

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"It is One of the rarest things in universe to hear the words of Lord Buddha" May all attain Nibbana.

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Tibetan Buddhism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Tibetan Buddhism[1] is the body of Buddhist religious doctrine and institutions characteristic of Tibet, Mongolia, Tuva, Bhutan, Kalmykia and certain regions of the Himalayas, including northern Nepal, and India (particularly in Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Dharamsala, Lahaul and Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim). It is the state religion of Bhutan.[2] It is also practiced in Mongolia and parts of Russia (Kalmykia, Buryatia, and Tuva) and Northeast China. Religious texts and commentaries are contained in the Tibetan Buddhist canon such that Tibetan is a spiritual language of these areas.

The Tibetan diaspora has spread Tibetan Buddhism to many Western countries, where the tradition has gained popularity.[3] Among its prominent exponents is the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. The number of its adherents is estimated to be between ten and twenty million.[4]

Tibetan Buddhism comprises the teachings of the three vehicles of Buddhism: the Foundational Vehicle, Mahyna, and Vajrayna. The Mahyna goal of spiritual development is to achieve the enlightenment of buddhahood in order to most efficiently help all other sentient beings attain this state.[5] The motivation in it is the bodhicitta mind of enlightenment an altruistic intention to become enlightened for the sake of all sentient beings.[6]Bodhisattvas are revered beings who have conceived the will and vow to dedicate their lives with bodhicitta for the sake of all beings. Tibetan Buddhism teaches methods for achieving buddhahood more quickly by including the Vajrayna path in Mahyna.[7]

Buddhahood is defined as a state free of the obstructions to liberation as well as those to omniscience.[8] When one is freed from all mental obscurations,[9] one is said to attain a state of continuous bliss mixed with a simultaneous cognition of emptiness,[10] the true nature of reality.[11] In this state, all limitations on one's ability to help other living beings are removed.[12]

It is said that there are countless beings who have attained buddhahood.[13] Buddhas spontaneously, naturally and continuously perform activities to benefit all sentient beings.[14] However it is believed that one's karma could limit the ability of the Buddhas to help them. Thus, although Buddhas possess no limitation from their side on their ability to help others, sentient beings continue to experience suffering as a result of the limitations of their own former negative actions.[15]

There is a long history of oral transmission of teachings in Tibetan Buddhism. Oral transmissions by lineage holders traditionally can take place in small groups or mass gatherings of listeners and may last for seconds (in the case of a mantra, for example) or months (as in the case of a section of the Tibetan Buddhist canon). A transmission can even occur without actually hearing, as in Asanga's visions of Maitreya.

An emphasis on oral transmission as more important than the printed word derives from the earliest period of Indian Buddhism, when it allowed teachings to be kept from those who should not hear them.[16] Hearing a teaching (transmission) readies the hearer for realization based on it. The person from whom one hears the teaching should have heard it as one link in a succession of listeners going back to the original speaker: the Buddha in the case of a sutra or the author in the case of a book. Then the hearing constitutes an authentic lineage of transmission. Authenticity of the oral lineage is a prerequisite for realization, hence the importance of lineages.

Spontaneous realization on the basis of transmission is possible but rare. Normally an intermediate step is needed in the form of analytic meditation, i.e., thinking about what one has heard. As part of this process, entertaining doubts and engaging in internal debate over them is encouraged in some traditions.[17]

Analytic meditation is just one of two general methods of meditation. When it achieves the quality of realization, one is encouraged to switch to "focused" or "fixation" meditation. In this the mind is stabilized on that realization for periods long enough to gradually habituate it to it.

A person's capacity for analytic meditation can be trained with logic. The capacity for successful focused meditation can be trained through calm abiding. A meditation routine may involve alternating sessions of analytic meditation to achieve deeper levels of realization, and focused meditation to consolidate them.[11] The deepest level of realization is Buddhahood itself.

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Buddhism reform panel disbanded

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Key junta member welcomes two-year ban

The Nation - Friday 6th March, 2015

Defence Minister and deputy prime minister Genl Prawit Wongsuwan said Friday that he welcomed the suggestion that junta members should be banned from politics for two ...

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The Nurse Association Friday filed a complaint with the Royal Thai Police, calling for action against the Mister U Bar and Restaurant on a soi off Ramkhamhaeng ...

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WASHINGTON (AFP) - Astronomers observed four versions of a supernova thanks to the gravity of a cluster of galaxies, which magnified and bent the exploding star's light to create multiple ...

The Nation - Friday 6th March, 2015

After shaking the country's ecclesiastical circle, the National Reform Council committee on the protection of Buddhism decided to conclude its mission Friday in the face of intense ...

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Approaches to Practice: Secular Buddhism? by Chris Wa – Video

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Approaches to Practice: Secular Buddhism? by Chris Wa
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Activist Monk Seeks Buddhism Overhaul in Thailand Over Corruption Fears – Video

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Activist Monk Seeks Buddhism Overhaul in Thailand Over Corruption Fears
Phra Buddha Issara is a monk with a mission. From his Buddhist temple near Bangkok he is calling for a radical overhaul of Thai Buddhism, fearing millions of...

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Thich Nhat Hanh – "If I had to choose between Peace and Buddhism" – Video

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Thich Nhat Hanh - "If I had to choose between Peace and Buddhism"
"If I had to choose between Buddhism and Peace, I would choose Peace" - Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay). Gregory from MindfulCloud had read this quote by Thich Nhat Hanh, while doing research for The...

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Resolving Life’s Problems Through Buddhism – Week 1 – Video

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Resolving Life #39;s Problems Through Buddhism - Week 1
This lesson is the first in a series Resolving Life #39;s Problems Through Buddhism. Rev. Marvin Harada will lead a discussion on how the Buddhist teachings appl...

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Buddhism: The Game [Becoming Enlightened] – Video

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