On 15th June 2011, Master Long Gen passed away. Known for his life long work and effort in Buddhist education, he has left us and on 24th June 2011, a cremation ceremony and puja service was conducted in his honour. At 1145am, when the puja service was about to begin, a halo of light appeared . . . → Read More: Cremation Ceremony of a Dharma Master, Master Long Gen 隆根长老荼毗（火化）大典
This coming Wednesday would mark the completion of the 10 sessions of the Sutra Study Class @ BL.
Below are the handouts for the five sessions I covered. Replying to queries on continuation of this series of classes, Bhante has agreed in principle to do so but only after a break! ^_^ So . . . → Read More: Handouts for Sutra Study Class @ BL
How To: Pureland Practice (100 ~ 200) By Wakeupnow, on 3rd March, 2009
In this HowTo series, we explore the Pureland Practice. The contents herein is set at level 100 ~ 200, meaning it’s targeted at introductory to beginners’ level.
100 – Introductory 200 – Beginner 300 – Intermediate 400 – Advanced
This article . . . → Read More: How To: Pureland Practice (100 ~ 200)
Just returned from WACANA 2008 Conference! What an experience it was, learning and sharing Dhamma with my fellow venerables of the MahaSangha and Buddhist brothers and sisters.
Due to the 20min cap and my tenacity to do a “ChuanGuan”, I could only share a few key points at the conference. Therefore, I have . . . → Read More: WACANA 2008 Conference
“Just because of the good that one has done, let us not turn a blind eye on the wrong made.
Just because of the wrong made, let us not wipe out all the good that was done.
Seeing both rightly, let us help each other face up, do penance, right the . . . → Read More: Making mistakes and forgiving
Earthlings – Make the connection
EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity’s absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called “non-human providers.” The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and features music by the critically acclaimed . . . → Read More: Earthlings
The Buddha said “The Highest Gift of all is the the Gift of Dhamma”.
For most lay people, Dana, the practice of giving, means giving material support. This includes giving Robes, Food, Lodging and Medicine, the four requisites. Some communities provide avenues for lay people to offer food on a daily basis before noon. Others . . . → Read More: How much would you give?
Simply put, no. One does not have to be a vegetarian or vegan for that matter, to be a Buddhist.
Vegetarianism as a pre-requisite to being a Buddhist is a misconception that had been advocated directly or indirectly in the Chinese Mahayana tradition.
I’ve received many queries and responses from lay people about vegetarianism. Some . . . → Read More: So does it mean that one have to be a vegetarian to be a Buddhist?
Of late, couple of folks asked me about eating mock meat and all. Some friends did ask me about it as well in the past, and come to think about it, this is a question that had been asked, since perhaps the start of mock meat itself! It seem contradictory to actually advocate vegetarianism on . . . → Read More: Is giving badges to Boy Scouts right or is mock meat right?