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Why Do We Keep Practising Giving?

Jan. 17 | The gift of the Dharma  excels all other gifts. Delight in the Dharma  excels all delights… – The Buddha (Dhammapada, Verse 354) The clothing you give, after being worn much, gets worn out and torn.   The food and drinks you give, after being...

Project Connection: Principles Of Classic & Modern Pure Land Testimonials (1st Run)

Dec. 18 | Click Here To Register About The Teacher: Shen Shi’an (沈时安) is an independent Buddhist teacher, author, researcher, translator, editor and publisher. He was a founding member of the Dharma Propagation Division of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery...

Understanding Amituofo Via The Amitabha Sutra (20th Run)

Dec. 8 | Click Here To Register Scene Of 18th Run At Tai Pei Buddhist Centre: Scenes Of 10th Run At Kong Meng San: Practice of guided mindfulness of Buddha Practice of recitation of sutra once before detailed learning with bilingual text Practice of guided...

Which Buddha Should We Pay Homage To?

Nov. 29 | Question: Some ‘Buddhists’ have strong objection to the chanting of ‘(Namo) Amituofo’ (南无阿弥陀佛: [Homage to and refuge in life in] Amitabha Buddha), for personal practice, and even as a greeting. (This seems to be...

How Best To Express Filial Piety?

Nov. 10 | Question: In Buddhism, what are the best ways to express filial piety to our parents? Answer: Beyond the usual ways of taking physical care of them, in terms of offering enough clothing, food, shelter and such, which are worldly in nature and thus still...

Why Are Some Buddhists Not Monastics Here & Now?

Oct. 31 | Though the problems below are not all’s views, they do reflect those faced by the idealistic, who wish for nothing but the best. Problem [1]: Perfect Teacher Sought Being with idealistic hopes to find a perfect(ionistic) monastic teacher, who...

What Are The Most Relevant & Lasting Buddhist Teachings?

Oct. 11 | 佛法如大海, 唯信能入, 唯智能度。 – 大智度论 (龙树菩萨) The Buddhadharma [Buddha’s teachings] is like a great ocean [profoundly deep and vast]: only by faith can it be entered, only by wisdom can it be crossed. –...

House Haiku

Sep. 13 | In a burning house now, quickly look for the fastest way out! (The Buddha described the Three Spheres as a burning house that we are trapped in, that threatens to collapse upon us at any time due to impending death and rebirth.) Share This:

Are You Waiting For Your ‘Guru’ To Find You?

Sep. 13 | 当来之世,经道灭尽, 我以慈悲哀愍,特留此经 ,止住百岁。 其有众生,值斯经者,随意所愿,皆可得度。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《无量寿经》 In the world of the future, when the paths of the sutras [to enlightenment]...

Why You Should Master The Pure Land Teachings Now

Sep. 6 | 若有众生, 闻是说者, 应当发愿, 生彼国土。 – 阿弥陀经 (释迦牟尼佛) If there are [sentient] beings who hear this [teaching], they should vow [aspire] to be born in that [Pure] Land. – Amitā[bha] Sūtra (Śākyamuni...

How Did Dharma Ceremonies Originate?

Aug. 30 | Question: Were there Dharma ceremonies (法会) in the Buddha’s time? If not, how did they arise? Answer: The original meaning of Dharma ceremonies is more accurately ‘Dharma assemblies’ – where people assemble to learn the Dharma....

The Great Little Bodhisattva Ships Of ‘Dunkirk’

Aug. 9 | I confess to like watching films that present challenging situations, even if they concern matters of life or death. Don’t get me wrong – am neither sadistic nor masochistic. What intriguing is seeing conflict resolution or problem-solving...

Should Buddhism Focus On Humans Only?

Jun. 28 | The good qualities of humanity are the basis for human beings, to evolve as humane qualities for benefiting all sentient beings. – Stonepeace | Books The whole of Buddhism is simply the Buddha’s teachings in all their expressions collectively,...

Destination Pureland: How To Have The Best Rebirth (7th Run)

Jun. 21 | Click HERE To Register Pictures & Feedback From Past Runs: Tai Pei Buddhist Centre Than Hsiang Temple Poh Ming Tse Tai Pei Buddhist Centre ‘Dear Dharma Teacher, I enjoyed every moment of your lessons and learned a lot of Buddha Dharma. Your lessons...

Rebirth Haiku

Jun. 13 | If not returning bettered, and to make things better, why return worse to worsen? * Why not reach Pure Land to better train first? Share This: