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Understand what a Buddhist Mala, often called “Buddha Beads”, are and how to use them. … Continue readingUnderstanding Buddhist Mala Beads
Can a Buddhist be a soldier? What did the Buddha say about killing? Learn how being a Buddhist and a soldier is not a contradiction in terms, and how war can actually end suffering. … Continue readingThe Buddhist Soldier
The essence of Buddhism is found within The Four Noble Truths. Learn how this important teaching can help you understand Buddhism, and your path to liberation. … Continue readingUnderstanding the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism (With Coffee)
By following the Noble Eightfold Path, sentient beings can forever cut off their afflictions, suffering, and the causes of suffering, and attain the state of the sages – nirvana. ~ Ven. … Continue readingUnwrapping the Origami of the Buddhist Eightfold Path
Understand what Nirvana (Nibanna) really means to Buddhists, and how it benefits you in the real world. … Continue readingSmells Like Buddhist Nirvana
What secrets do our feline (cat) companions know about Buddhism? Learn the Buddhism Secrets of Cats in my article! … Continue readingThe Buddhism Secrets of Cats and Kittens
Take a Dharma Field Trip to Hsi Lai Temple in Southern California which is the largest Buddhist temple in North America. … Continue readingDharma Field Trip: Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple
Learn how the popular TV show “Breaking Bad” relates to the five precepts in Buddhism, and how right livelihood makes a difference. … Continue readingBreaking Buddha: How “Breaking Bad” Relates to Buddhism
What is karma, how does it impact you, and why should you care? Learn all about karma and how to use it effectively! … Continue readingTake Your Unwholesome Karma and Shove It
Are all the unusual ceremonies, rituals, and references to the supernatural in Buddhism making it seem superstitious? Find out what the real supernatural power in Buddhism truly is. … Continue readingIs Buddhism Bewitched with Superstition?