Buddhist Leaders and Scholars


10 Articles about Nichiren Buddhism by Jacqueline Stone

  10 Articles about Nichiren Buddhism by Jacqueline Stone Jacqueline I. Stone received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in East Asian Languages and Cultures, with a focus in Buddhist Studies. She is now Professor of Japanese Religions in the Religion Department of Princeton University. Her major […]


10 Inspirational Quotes from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, also known as Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, is a Nepalise lama of the Gelugpa lineage. Early in life, Lama Zopa Rinpoche was recognized as the reincarnation of the Lawudo Lama Kunzang Yeshe, hence the title “Rinpoche.” Lama Zopa, together with Lama Yeshe, is the co-founder of Kopan Monastery, the Foundation […]


10 Inspirational Quotes from Nichiren Daishonin

Nichiren Daishonin (1222 – 1282) is a Japanese Buddhist monk who lived during the 13th century of Japan. Having studied Buddha’s teachings from different schools of Buddhism such as Zen, Pureland and Tendai, Nichiren concluded that the Lotus Sutra is the ultimate teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha. Nichiren’s interpretation of Buddhism is […]


10 Inspirational Quotes from Master Hsing Yun 1

Master Hsing Yun is the founder of Fo Guang Shan, Buddha’s Light International Association, Hsi Lai Temple, Nan Tien Temple, as well as tertiary education institutions such as University of the West, Fo Guang Shan University, Nan Tien Institute, etc. An advocate and proponent of “Humanistic Buddhism” which places an […]


10 Mahayana Buddhist Leaders

Is there a Buddhist leader who has inspired you tremendously in your Buddhist practice? Everyone of us has a Buddhist leader whom we look upon as a role model and an inspiration in our spiritual devotion and personal cultivation. We benefit from their dedication and indefatigable efforts to make Buddhism accessible for […]


10 Buddhist Meditation Teachers in America 2

10 Buddhist Meditation Teachers in America With the dawn of the millennium, Buddhism has gained tremendous popularity and acceptance in the Western world. A style of Buddhism that is distinctively western has emerged. As opposed to Eastern Buddhism in which reverence and chanting are the predominant styles of Buddhist practices, meditation is unequivocally […]