The Buddhist community is extremely upset by the inappropriate and disrespectful use of the image of Buddha, The Buddhist community is extremely upset by the inappropriate and disrespectful use of the image of Buddha, in a display at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) entitled the 'Eternity-Buddha in Nirvana, the Dying Gaul, Farnese Hercules, Night, Day, Sartyr and Bacchante, Funerary Genius, Achilles, Persian Soldier Fighting, Dancing Faun, Crouching Aphrodite, Narcisse Couché, Othryades the Spartan Dying, the Fall of Icarus, A River, Milo of Croton'. It can also be seen at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/131149/
Although this display has been in place for some months, we have only just been made aware of its' existence. We are not usually outspoken, but this display desecrates the image of Buddha by placing images of these mythical images on him and in doing so, showing no apparent regard or respect for Him.
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Sister Chan Khong, Thich Nhat Hanh’s closest collaborator, told Lion’s Roar this morning that the 88-year-old Vietnamese Zen master is in hospital. Given his age, many of Thich Nhat Hanh’s friends and followers are concerned for his wellbeing, though details about his condition have yet to be shared.
Fake Buddhist monks are the new squeegee men of New York , They’re holy terrors. Bands of beggars dressed like Buddhist monks have invaded the High Line and other city parks, demanding upwards of $40 from tourists — and officials are fed...
As you know there was a 7.8 degree earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, at 11:56 a.m. on April 25th, 2015. The number killed has risen to 7,566, some 14,500 persons were injured, and more than 90% of property in Nepal has been destroyed or damaged by the earthquake. At the present time tens of thousands of homeless people are suffering, living on the streets. Sick at heart when faced with the huge dimension of this tragedy and the damage, and in the Buddhist spirit of relieving suffering, our Most Venerable Head of the Unified Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation in Australia and New Zealand and our Commissioner for Social Welfare and Charities issued a Circular calling all institutional members of the Congregation throughout Australia to contribute to the relief of the victims. After a month of campaiging, as of May 25th, 2015, the amount raised has been AU$213,000. A delegation of members of the Sangha of our Congregation intend to travel to Nepal to offer comfort and relief, departing Melbou
The Precepts are the life of the Buddha Dharma, if the Precepts survive so too the Dharma. This truth lives with all Buddhists in the spirit with which they propagate the Dharma to all beings. It was in this spirit that the Fifth General Congress was solemnly organised at the Quang Duc Monastery in Melbourne at a time when the weather was changing to the coolness of Winter.
Fresh is the Autumn, the fervour so warm,
Vihara Quang Duc to meet and reform.
Buddhists Vietnam their Congress now Five,
Once in four years they review and revive…
Buddhist priest Alan Piercey is a hospital chaplain in Burnie, a fireman with his local brigade in Penguin and a one-time purveyor of chocolate.
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He is known to the people on the North West coast by a number of different names, the most often used borrowed from a popular animated movie.
"My ordained name is Venerable Shih Jingang (pronounced Cher Gin Gun)," he said.
"Most people around the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie just know me as Sifu.
"And if you ask any five-year-old, they'll know exactly who Sifu is: a character from Kung Fu Panda. I believe it's a cartoon."
Nguyện đem công đức này, trang nghiêm Phật Tịnh Độ, trên đền bốn ơn nặng, dưới cứu khổ ba đường, nếu có người thấy nghe, đều phát lòng Bồ Đề, hết một báo thân này, sinh qua cõi Cực Lạc.
May the Merit and virtue,accrued from this work, adorn the Buddhas pureland, Repay the four great kindnesses above, andrelieve the suffering of those on the three paths below, may those who see or hear of these efforts generates Bodhi Mind, spend their lives devoted to the Buddha Dharma, the Land of Ultimate Bliss.