10 Fascinating Types of Alternative Therapies

10 Fascinating Types of Alternative Therapies Conventional medicine is not the solution for some illnesses, especially those that are related to emotional, mental, and cognitive aspects. Alternative and complementary healing therapies are abound. While claims of healing are not scientifically conclusive, these alternative therapies and interventions are as fascinating as […]


The 52 Stages of Bodhisattva Practices

  The 52 Stages of Bodhisattva Practice The 52 Stages of Bodhisattva Practices are enumerated in Jeweled Necklace Sutra (菩萨璎珞本业经). The stages are systematic processes through which bodhisattvas advance from the time of their initial resolve until they finally attain Buddhahood. The 52 Stages of Bodhisattva Practice consist of: – […]


80 Minor Characteristics of a Buddha

80 Minor Characteristics of a Buddha Following the previous blog post on 32 Features of a Buddha (major characteristics), we proceed to the next which is 80 Minor Characteristics of a Buddha. Also known as Eighty Characteristics, Eighty Secondary Characteristics, Eighty Minor Marks, these characteristics are best viewed not literally, […]


32 Features of a Buddha

32 Features of a Buddha Sometimes, when you read the sutras, you will come across the term “32 Marks of the Buddha.” These are mentioned in many of the sutras, both the Theravada and Mahayana alike. The list of the “32 Marks of a Superior Being” was documented inIn Lakkhana Sutta. […]


10 Inspirational Quotes by Master Cheng Yen

10 Inspirational Quotes by Master Cheng Yen Master Cheng Yen is the founder of Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, commonly known as Tzu Chi. She often personally oversees many of the projects in Tzu Chi and gives innumerable guidance for her disciples and followers. The two Buddhist sutras promulgated […]


Four Social Rules

Four Social Rules Ever wonder what are the social rules from the perspective of Buddhism? There is a teaching named “The Four Social Rules” (四攝法) or “The Four Methods of Winning People.” These four methods are applied by bodhisattvas to influence and convince people of the power of Dharma in […]


10 Devotional Music of Guan Yin by Imee Ooi

10 Devotional Music of Guan Yin by Imee Ooi  Imee Ooi (Huang Hui Yin) is a Chinese-Malaysian music composer, record producer, and singer. She specializes in the composition and arrangement of music for classical Buddhist chant, mantra, and dharani in Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, and Mandarin. In 1997 she founded a record […]


Love Stories of the Buddha

Love Stories of the Buddha Buddhism is as enlightening as it is fascinating. The most fascinating aspect of Buddhism is the many past life stories of the Buddha that are documented throughout the compendium of sutras. In the Theravada teachings, many of the past live stories are documented in the […]


Body Language in Buddhism: Four Ways of Dignified Comportment

Body Language in Buddhism: Four Ways of Dignified Comportment Good communication is the cornerstone of not only a rewarding relationship but a successful life. Communications takes two forms—verbal and nonverbal. According to research, non-verbal communication, our body language, gives far more insights to the unspoken motifs and intentions than the verbal communication. […]