The Seeker's Glossary of Buddhism
By Sutra Translation Committee of USA/Canada
This is a revised and expanded edition of The Seeker's Glossary of Buddhism. The text is a compendium of excerpts and quotations from some 350 works by monks, nuns, professors, scholars and other laypersons from nine different countries, in their own words or in translation. The editors have merely organized the material, adding a few connecting thoughts of their own for ease in reading.
The date of the UN Day of Vesak Annual Friendship Dinner at Quang Minh Temple has been decided as Saturday the 9th of April from 6.30pm. Publicity flyers & tickets have been designed using Gerald's artwork of last year. Printing will be sent to Xtreem Print Solutions in Richmond for ready before Lunar New Year celebrations. After a consultation with Ven Thich Phuoc Tan, ticket price for this year is $30.
Thousands of Tasmanians who travelled from all corners of the State rallied in Hobart for climate action in the lead up to this week’s Climate Summit in Paris.
This should be a wake up call for the Hodgman government which has ripped up Tasmania’s ClimateSmart strategy and continues to subsidise the emissions-intensive native forest logging industry.
The science tells us that protecting the vast stores of carbon in Tasmania’s forests must be part of our response to climate disruption.
Tasmania is uniquely placed to be a world leader in responding to global warming, but the state government seems happy to keep its head in the sand and ignore the enormous opportunities that exist to create jobs and prosperity in low carbon industries.
Every responsible government has a climate plan. Even war-torn South Sudan has acknowledged its civil responsibility and prepared a comprehensive climate plan.
Fundraising Dinner featuring Guest Chef Dr Gary Deed:
Saturday October 10, 6.30pm at Three Bowls Cafe.
Gary Deed is a Brisbane doctor renowned for his work in the fields of autism, diabetes and chronic fatigue syndrome. Gary has a passion for cooking and will present a Japanese inspired menu.
Three Course Meal: $50.
This event is a fundraiser for the Good Fortune Trust. To book contact Mo or Lynne on 0434869283 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Good Fortune Trust is an initiative of students of Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering, a Tibetan master who has been teaching Western students in Australia since 1990.
The Good Fortune Trust is working to rebuild and develop Khangmar Monastery, a small and very poor monastery in eastern Tibet. It also helps support the nuns of nearby Jhilu Ritrek nunnery and hundreds of Tibetan monks studying the traditional monastic curriculm at Sera Je Monastery in southern India.
In Brisbane the Good Fortune Trust offers regular practical courses on Bu
Amitabha Buddha’s name chanting is an easy method of cultivation in which beliefs are difficult to have, especially in this age of information technology when people care more about material comfort than the spiritual life. However, as in the Buddha’s teachings: Buddhahood is a nature of mind and it’s the mind that possesses the Buddhahood, ringing about enlightenment. Therefore, as Buddhists, we have to believe in Buddha’s teachings. The Flower Adornment Sutra stated: “Beliefs are the mother of all the good merits.”. No other merits are greater than making a vow to be reborn in the Pure Land and to become a Buddha. On the occasion of this year’s retreat, we would like to briefly tell you about an old lady having a belief in Amitabha Buddha’s name chanting
I love Thanksgiving. So do most Americans, ranking it as their second favorite holiday of the year after Christmas.
There is much to like about Thanksgiving. There's the concept of gratitude -- something we perpetually forget in our hectic day-to-day lives. There's the warmth of family -- gathering around the dinner table to laugh with our loved ones. And there's the secular appeal -- Americans of all faiths today celebrate Thanksgiving with equal enthusiasm.
Meet Your Meat is a documentary about factory farming created by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), narrated by Alec Baldwin, and directed by Bruce Friedrich and Cem Akin. The documentary explores the treatment of animals in modern animal agriculture (also known as industrial agriculture or factory farming).
Cholesterol (which is only found in animal products) and high levels of saturated fats have been linked with heart disease. Removing animal products from your diet, or reducing your consumption of them, can considerably reduce your chances of developing heart-related problems. Reducing your consumption of animal products can also help reduce the probability of developing certain forms of cancer. For instance, studies have shown that vegetarians have up to 40% less chance of developing bowel cancer