Dan Stevenson is neither a Buddhist nor a follower of any organized religion.
The 11th Avenue resident in Oakland's Eastlake neighborhood was simply feeling hopeful in 2009 when he went to an Ace hardware store, purchased a 2-foot-high stone Buddha and installed it on a median strip in a residential area at 11th Avenue and 19th Street.
He hoped that just maybe his small gesture would bring tranquillity to a neighborhood marred by crime: dumping, graffiti, drug dealing, prostitution, robberies, aggravated assault and burglaries.
Ai cũng có quyền được sống an toàn, lành mạnh và hạnh phúc. Vào ngày 26 tháng 06 năm 2014, các nhân viên Sở Di Trú đợi trước nhà của 2 em tị nạn Việtnam đang theo học ở Trường Trung Học Woodville. Khi hai cậu bé đi học về từ trường thì bắt đi và đưa đến Trại tạm Giam Inverbrackie ở Adelaide Hills, trong lúc bản thân hai câu bé không biết chuyện gì đang xảy ra với mình. Hôm sau đó, hai cháu được đưa đến Darwin bằng đường hàng không, và hiện đang bị giam giữ tai Wickham Point.
On December1 1955, in Montgomery Alabama, an African-American woman refused to obey a bus driver’s order to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger. That simple act of defiance for the cause of social justice became one of the most important symbols of the modern Civil Rights Movements in the USA. That woman was Rosa Parks. The United States Congress called her “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. December 1 is commemorated in the US states of California and Ohio as “Rosa Parks Day”
The prison is a scary place, our mental prisons that we've created are no less terrifying. Buddhist Congress and Angulimala Fellowship bring us Ajahn Brahm as he shares his insights and wisdom on this prison-break, peppered distinctively with Ajahn's trademark Brahm Humor.
Visiting Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh says that "Heaven is here and now. Don't look into the distance. The kingdom of God is really available in the here and now." San Diego, Calif. (USA) -- His head is shaved, his small frame wrapped in the brown robe of his faith. It is late morning, and Thich Nhat Hanh is bathed in a sunlit room talking about heaven.
Vinaya (the monastic discipline) plays an essential role in defining traditional Theravāda Buddhism. This article examines the current state of vinaya recitation and practice in the nearly 150 immigrant Theravāda Buddhist temples in the United States, and also speculates on the prospect of traditional Theravāda's firm establishment in this country.
After briefly reviewing the role of ethics on the path in Theravāda texts, the article moves on to discuss the various criteria for distinguishing between wholesome and unwholesome actions. It then explores the gradation of unwholesomeness of actions according to several variables, and then applies this to wholesome actions, here highlighting the importance of right view.
Once again, following the spirit of selflessly propagating the Buddha Dharma for the benefit of all sentient beings, the Unified Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation of Australia and New Zealand (UVBCANZ) had kept its word to hold a 4th Annual Buddhist Retreat as the past 3 years have proven to be a success. This year, the location of the much long awaited retreat was agreed to be held at Quang Duc Monastery, Victoria Melbourne.
Yae-Hong Hsu, better known by his Buddhist name Chin Kung Shi, was born in February of 1927 in Lujiang County, Anhui Province of China. He attended the National Third Guizhou Junior High School and Nanjing First Municipal High School. In 1949, he went to Taiwan and worked in the Shijian Institution.