[This is an extract from a talk given by a Tibetan Buddhist Master – Lama Yeshe to western students doing a Buddhist retreat around Christmas time] This is the week of Holy Jesus’ birth, and I suggest that in honor of this special event we make some sort of celebration. But we should try to make
The Order of Interbeing (Tiep Hien) was formed by the Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh in the mid-1960’s, at a time when the Vietnam War was escalating and the teachings of the Buddha were desperately needed to combat the hatred, violence, and divisiveness enveloping his country. On the full moon day of February 1966, Zen
Tibetan Buddhism Ever since I read a book by the Dalai Lama I have been hooked on Tibetan Buddhism. I even spent a year as a Buddhist monk 2003/2004. I spent six years studying full time living in a retreat hut at a Tibetan Buddhist centre in Queensland Australia where I learned a great deal
Why the Buddha Kept Meditating When I was a young monk, I wondered why the Buddha kept practising mindfulness and meditation even after he had already become a Buddha. Now I find the answer is plain enough to see. Happiness is impermanent, like everything else. In order for happiness to be extended and renewed, you
How this Sacred Science Really Works Some years ago while staying at the ashram of the Indian saint, Ramana Maharshi, nestled at the foot of the forest covered mountain of Arunachala, I read the great sage’s sacred words, etched above a doorway: “Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try as you may. Whatever
The Timeless Wisdom of Buddha Still so relevant today is the wisdom Buddha taught 2,500 years ago. Buddha taught how to live an ethical life, calm your mind and experience the deepest spiritual peace. His teachings have spread all over the world into nearly every country and his message is said to be timeless and universal.