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  • The Road To Enlightenment

    While in Kashmir Indradyumna Swami and his group visited various Buddhist monasteries to observe their traditions and share Vaishnava teachings. The monasteries were situated high in the mountains to provide the monks a peaceful and quiet atmosphere for their spiritual practices. Getting to the monasteries was often a challenge due to the dangerous winding mountain roads. Upon arriving at one monastery after a particularly grueling journey, a monk joked saying, “You have just traversed the road to enlightenment!

  • H.H. The Dalai Lama's Message for the "Chant for Change" Event

    On Saturday October 8th, at Washington’s famed Lincoln Memorial, at the site of one of America’s most famous landmarks, an event never seen before on this scale in Washington will take place. Chant4Change will focus on the performances of dozens of musicians, from a variety of religious and spiritual traditions, who will join together for a day and evening of music calling out to the Divine in chant, prayer, and song. To celebrate the event, H.H. the Dalai Lama also sent a message.

  • The Light of the Soul

    "People stopped to stare at the unusual sight: a sannyasi sitting on a bench and a Buddhist monk meditating on the ground next to him. They looked at me as if asking for an explanation, but I had none. I could only sit silently while he offered prayers on my behalf."

  • Mummified Monk in Mongolia 'Not Dead', Say Buddhists

    A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week has been baffling and astounding those who uncovered him.

  • How the World Loved the Swastika - Until Hitler Stole It

    Archaeological finds have long demonstrated that the swastika is a very old symbol, but ancient examples are by no means limited to India.

  • Series of Explosions Rocks Buddhist Temple in India

    The soaring main temple is near the Bodhi Tree, where Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment.

  • Buddhism and Neuroscience: A Gray Matter

    While Faure takes a critical view of the exchange between Buddhism and science, his criticism is predicated on the belief that this dialogue is nonetheless necessary and—if some of the deep misconceptions that have shaped it are cleared up—potentially fruitful.

  • In Occupied Tibetan Monastery, a Reason for Fiery Deaths
    At least 38 Tibetans have set fire to themselves since 2009, and 29 have died, according to the International Campaign for Tibet, an advocacy group in Washington. The 2,000 or so monks of Kirti Monastery in Sichuan Province have been at the center of the movement, one of the biggest waves of self-immolations in modern history.
  • Thai Buddhists Explore Their Vedic Link
    Several prominent Buddhist groups in Thailand invited Dr Sahadeva dasa for a series of countrywide programs and visit to their communities. They hosted a series of TV shows with him.
  • Meditating in Silence as the Fire Draws Near
    Those living in the path of a huge wildfire typically express all sorts of emotions, but in one remote Buddhist community in southeastern Arizona, the reaction has been muted.
  • Dalai Lama Wants To Give Up Ceremonial Duties
    The Dalai Lama wants to give up his lesser known role as the ceremonial leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile, an aide said Tuesday, in what appeared to be another step in the aging leader's efforts to prepare his people for life after he dies.
  • A New Book Connects Krishna, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Zoroaster, Buddha and Baha'u'llah
    A pioneering new book entitled Founders of Faith: The Parallel Lives of God's Messengers Connects Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Zoroaster, Krishna, Buddha and Baha'u'llah connects the backgrounds, missions, teachings and legacies of seven world-religion founders and details 25 striking parallels between them and their resulting faiths.
  • Tiger Woods Returns to Buddhism

    In the theater of American public apologies, it’s common for celebrities to invoke their faith.

  • Maha Mantra Inaugurates Buddhist Annual Ceremony

    This August 3rd, ISKCON Taiwan’s Bhakti-yoga Cultural Center was invited to sing Hare Krishna at the annual ceremony of the Taiwanese Buddhist organization Huayen World. The event, a fundraiser to support monks and nuns, was staged in the main gymnasium of the Taiwanese rural town Linkou.

    Organizers requested the ISKCON singers to inaugurate their “Worship of Heaven and Worship of Buddha Ceremony.” The maha-mantra, they said, would purify the space and the audience’s hearts.