This book provides a detailed biography with a focus on the influential historical writings he composed to defend Chan claims of a “mind-to-mind transmission” tracing back to the historical Buddha.
Buddhist art: Tantric shrine, disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus.
The Buddha was very fortunate actually to have come on the scene a century or so after the golden age of the Upanishads, as there was a background of religious feeling and understanding which enabled many people to appreciate the depth of his teaching.
Fudō uses his sword to cut through ignorance and his lasso to reign in those who would block the path to enlightenment.
In order that you may gain a clear understanding of the idea of the bodhisattva, I would like to turn your attention to a long-standing discussion in the scholarly world regarding an erroneous belief widely maintained by contemporary scholars. According to their understanding, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist scriptures belong to two almost mutually exclusive categories…
Short talk by the Dalai Lama on the ‘law of causality and dependent origination’. About 25 minutes.
The process whereby Buddhism—which first began as the deeply internal experience of just one ascetic practitioner—has over time borne fruit within vastly different races, climates, cultures and histories, might be likened to the way volcanic magma breaks through the earth’s crust and gushes heavenwards then flows down in every direction…
In 1996 around 400 Chinese stone sculptures of the Buddha were discovered in Qingzhou, China…