10 Books of Dharma Wisdom by Jack Kornfield

10 Books of Dharma Wisdom by Jack Kornfield Jack Kornfield is one of the most celebrated Dharma teachers and prolific authors in the United States. He speaks with tenderness and writes with supreme skillfulness and flow that is a joy to read. Reading his books is a breeze in the […]

Ten Eminent Disciples of the Buddha

Short Stories about Ten Eminent Disciples of the Buddha Each of Buddha’s disciples played an important role in the early days of Buddhism.  Shariputra represented Buddha in areas which required wisdom, Mogallana in supernatural powers, Katyayana helped spread Buddhism, Subhuti was the symbolism of Emptiness, Purna in debating the Dharma, […]

12 Famous Buddhist Temples In Singapore 1

12 Famous Buddhist Temples In Singapore Singapore is a country at the crossroad between East and West. About 33% of the ethnic Chinese population embraces Buddhism. Mahayana Buddhism is the most popular tradition of Buddhism in Singapore, followed by Theravada Buddhism. Vesak Day, also known as Buddha Purnima, is a public holiday […]

10 English Translators of the Lotus Sutra

    #1 – Burton Watson The Lotus Sutra, 1993 The late Burton Watson is an American scholar and award-winning translator of both Chinese and Japanese literature. In 1956, he received a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Watson moved to Japan in 1973. He was subsequently commissioned by the Soka Gakkai International […]

Aghatavinaya Sutta: How to Remove Hatred and Grudges

Aghatavinaya Sutta: How to Remove Hatred and Grudges The unwholesome emotions such as anger, grudge and hatred are commonplace. Many of us experience these negative emotions in a varying degree. When we let anger get the better of us, we keep thinking, dwelling and clinging upon the person or incident […]

Jataka Tale: The Price Maker

  Jataka Tale: The Price Maker  Long ago in a faraway kingdom, there lived a king who ruled in Benares, in northern India. One of his ministers was called the Royal Price Maker, and he was a very honest man. His job was to set a fair price for anything […]

The Buddha as a Parent

The Buddha as a Parent by Gil Fronsdal Most contemporary Buddhists know that Prince Siddhartha, the Buddha-to-be, left his family in search of liberation on the day his son, Rahula, was born. Many have been perplexed, sometimes outraged, at such a seemingly irresponsible act. What is less well-known, though, is […]

Top 10 Vegetarian Superfoods

Top 10 Vegetarian Superfoods  According to the Mahaparinirvana Sutra in which the final teachings of the Buddha are expounded, the Buddha insisted that his followers should not eat any kind of meat or fish. While not all Buddhists are vegetarian, being a vegetarian is a worthy choice that will contribute to […]