1. Master Khyentse Rinpoche shares Buddhism through film
It is rare for a world renowned Buddhist meditation master, teacher and author, to venture into filmmaking. But Bhutanese lama Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, also known as Khyentse Norbu, followed his heart.
2. Ancient Buddhist arts from Asia on display at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is showcasing two-thousand years of Buddhist art, creating a stunning portrait of one of the world's great religions. Buddhist Arts of Asia, opening May 22 and running through August 30, 2015, traces the styles and influences of Buddhist art through more than 100 paintings, sculptures and ritual objects from the AGGV's renowned Asian arts collection, including several recent acquisitions.
3. Peace at pagoda ends with foiled bike robbery
The peaceful precepts of Buddhism failed to stay the hand of angry students at a capital pagoda in the wee hours on Sunday. Police said a man had snuck onto the temple grounds and attempted to steal a motorbike belonging to one of the students living there.
4. Buddhists invited to join nationwide celebration of Visakha Puja Day 2015
The Department of Religious Affairs has invited Buddhists in Thailand to perform good deeds and wear white clothes on their visit to nearby temples on the occasion of Visakha Puja Day and Atthamee Puja Day 2015. Minister of Culture Weera Rotephotchanarat said that the invitation is part of the Buddhism Promotion Week Festival which aims to make young Buddhists understand the five precepts of Lord Buddha and cherish them in their everyday life.
5. My Buddhism Comes Out Of The Closet
On April 27 my life changed forever with a seizure and following that: the diagnosis of brain cancer. I am beginning full spectrum treatment on Thursday the 28th with radiation, chemo, and cannabis.
6. India reaches out to Indonesia's Buddhist community
India has reached out to the large Buddhist community in Indonesia, which has the world's largest Muslim population, by organising an exhibition on the Buddha. "Buddha Carika - In the footsteps of Shakyamuni Buddha" was inaugurated in the Gedung Prasadha Jinarakkhita in Indonesia's capital Jakarta Sunday, the Indian embassy said in a statement.
7. Imaarat : On a spiritual high
On a spiritual high The largest gompa in central Ladakh is noted for its resemblance to the Potala palace in Lhasa, Tibet Imaarat- Gour mohan kapur Those who coined the phrase "God's Own Country" for Kerala had not visited Ladakh otherwise this epithet would have been given to this mountainous region. Such is its pristine beauty: barren and rugged terrain, interspersed with oases of green, with the Indus river gurgling nearby , layers of multi-hued ranges culminating in literally snow-white mountain peaks... In this apparently inhospitable terrain, Buddhism took very strong roots and Ladakh, also known earlier as East Tibet, became a centre of Buddhism with many important monasteries being established here.
8. The Spectacular Seda Monastery
High in a treeless valley in China's remote Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture lies the the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world. built on the surrounding hillsides.
9. Nepal quake ravages Tibet temples
The earthquakes in Nepal have severely damaged 242 temples in the neighbouring Tibet region in China, disrupting the lives of 2,566 monks and nuns, the regional religious affairs bureau said on Tuesday. The bureau told state-run Xinhua news agency that these people have been relocated to temporary settlements, with a good supply of food and where religious routine can be observed.
10. Reunification the dream for South Korea's Buddhist patriarch
As the sun set over South Korea's capital, the usual cacophony of sounds associated with a bustling major city was replaced by human voices - hundreds of thousands of them, chanting peacefully. An estimated 300,000 Buddhists descended on central Seoul on Saturday evening local time, packing the blocks around the Gyeongbokgung - the main royal palace - to pray for peace and reunification with the North.
11. 20 Years After China Seized Boy Monk, Tibetans Call For His Release
Members of Exile Tibetan Women Association protest to demand the immediate release of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama, during a gathering to mark the 20th anniversary of his disappearance, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday. Two decades after a 6-year-old boy designated as Tibetan Buddhism's second most important spiritual leader was swept up by Chinese authorities and never heard from again, the Dalai Lama's government-in-exile has renewed a call for his release.
12. Foreigners flock to ancient Thai tattoo masters
In a cramped Bangkok room filled with statues of deities and plumes of incense smoke, a master is at work. With expert precision Ajarn Neng repeatedly plunges a razor sharp needle dipped in black ink into the back of a disciple, each stab producing a perfectly placed pixel that forms a traditional Thai tattoo.
13. Sales of Clent man's book will help Nepal earthquake victims
A CLENT man has promised to donate May sales of his book Buddha Late Than Never to help survivors of the Nepal earthquake. The 60-year-old author, a freelance financial controller and part-time finance director who runs FD Services, says a low point in his mid 20s led him to meditation and the study of Eastern philosophies, beliefs and faiths, particularly Buddhism, and he says he has concluded that "happiness and suffering are states of mind".
14. Buddha's birthday
AT THE Buddha's birthday celebration at SM City Bacolod last May 9, the Bacolod chapter of Buddhist Light International Association organized activities to commemorate this event. The activities were Dharma service, flower and candle offering, Buddha bathing, a vegetarian food bazaar, souvenirs, and musical performances from noon to evening on the life of Siddhartha.
15. The Happiness IndustryIt's Not Me, It's YouWhy corporate culture has decided to get its Zen on
It is no secret to readers of Tricycle that the current craze for all things mindful is controversial. It is especially controversial where representatives of corporate culture-like Google's Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute -lead the way.
16. The best images from around the world for May 11
Migrants believed to be Rohingya rest inside a shelter at Lhoksukon in Indonesia's Aceh Province after being rescued at sea from abandoned boats. A child's head is shaved by Buddhist monks in Seoul.