|22/04/2010 03:10 (GMT+7)|
Ideally, education is the principal tool of human growth, essential for transforming the unlettered child into a mature and responsible adult. Yet everywhere today, both in the developed world and the developing world, we can see that formal education is in serious trouble. Classroom instruction has become so routinized and pat that children often consider school an exercise in patience rather than an adventure in learning.
|22/04/2010 03:10 (GMT+7)|
For imparting instruction to beginners, the Buddha, utilizing a psychological principle, was very careful to take into consideration their particular background and not to peach to profound, detailed principles of the subject all at once as that would scare them away. It were the more elementary doctrine that were imparted to them at first.
|22/04/2010 03:09 (GMT+7)|
Today societies in Taiwan and elsewhere in the world are rather abnormal, a phenomenon that has not been witnessed before either in the West or the East. Some Westerners have predicted that the end of the world will occur in 1999 and that Christ will return to earth for Judgement Day.
|22/04/2010 03:09 (GMT+7)|
Since the advent of Buddhism in Thailand nearly 1,000 years ago, monks have had crucial roles especially in the moral education of the public. The Thai mind, in general, is thus inculcated with compassion, friendliness, and love of peace.
|22/04/2010 03:08 (GMT+7)|
Many articles and books on Buddhism have been published in recent years, but publications dealing with Buddhist educational views are rarely available. In this paper, I wish to expound on Zen Buddhist perspectives on modern education. In the first section, I shall discuss how Buddhist monasteries in India and China functioned as learning centers
|08/05/2010 03:02 (GMT+7)|
I would like to offer greetings and respect to the distinguished
members of, both the panel and the audience, and other eminent members
of the honorary and organizing committees. I like to thank the
organizers for inviting me to participate in this conference, at such a
|27/05/2010 21:17 (GMT+7)|
Born 2600 years ago in India,
Buddha Shakyamuni was best educated by selected scholars and teachers
for all the curricula needed as a prince. After leaving home to seek the
path to enlightenment, he looked for the best teachers and learned from
them. But he was not satisfied with what he had learned, and found his
own way and attained enlightenment.
|27/05/2010 21:05 (GMT+7)|
Buddhist Monasteries become the Centre of Education :
After admission the students had to follow monastic
rules along with their syllabus and they were classified according to
merit. The period of Education was 12 years.
|05/04/2011 07:04 (GMT+7)|
Vietnamese Buddhism is witnessing a myriad of disturbing changes and
unexpected altercations that have never been seen before in history.
From organizational structure, to sangha’s ritual activities, to death
and wedding ceremonies, etc…
|05/04/2011 07:09 (GMT+7)|
Engaged in life at the turn of a civilization, we must confront all
crucial conflicts due to the chaos of differing ideologies mankind has
been entangled in from the very beginning of civilization. The more we
struggle and our efforts increase, the more exhausted and further down
pressed into hopelessness and misdirection, and the heavier the loss of
confidence in oneself.
|30/09/2011 01:35 (GMT+7)|
After admission the students had to follow monastic rules along
with their syllabus and they were classified according to merit. The
period of Education was 12 years.
The teachers were the guardian of the students. They were
responsible for physical, mental, spiritual and moral development of the
students. Since Educational Institution (Monasteries) was residential
therefore the relationship between the teachers and the students were
very very cordial.
|02/01/2013 13:31 (GMT+7)|
One of the most important questions we come to in spiritual practice is how to reconcile service and responsible action with a meditative life based on nonattachment, letting go, and coming to understand the ultimate emptiness of all conditioned things. Do the values that lead us to actively give, serve, and care for one another differ from the values that lead us deep within ourselves on a journey of liberation and awakening? To consider this question, we must first learn to distinguish among four qualities central to spiritual practice--love, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity--and what might be called their "near enemies." Near enemies may seem to be very close to these qualities and may even be mistaken for them, but they are not fundamentally alike.
|01/01/2013 12:23 (GMT+7)|
In this era of confusion where people cheat others and are being cheated, we must stay awake, even when being hit with the whip. And let’s not be devoured on the dining table of this treacherous era, but prepare a new table for a new era so that we ourselves and our descendants will dine properly.
|02/01/2013 11:14 (GMT+7)|
The Buddha taught us the middle way – the path of ethics, meditation and wisdom to free us from our suffering. Perhaps that could be an aspiration to investigate the middle way in 2013.
|06/01/2013 17:52 (GMT+7)|
Reflecting on impermanence and death makes life highly meaningful, and so quickly and so powerfully destroys the delusions and seed imprint. It is very easy to meditate on and one can cease the delusions. It leads one to begin to practice Dharma, and to continue and complete the practice.
|07/01/2013 16:40 (GMT+7)|
One of the fundamental views in Buddhism is the principle of "dependent origination." This states that all phenomena, both subjective experiences and external objects, come into existence in dependence upon causes and conditions; nothing comes into existence uncaused. Given this principle, it becomes crucial to understand what causality is and what types of cause there are. In Buddhist literature, two main categories of causation are mentioned: (i) external causes in the form of physical objects and events, and (ii) internal causes such as cognitive and mental events.
|08/01/2013 20:50 (GMT+7)|
Lord Buddha himself exhorted his students not to get attached to his teachings: "If I give you this teaching, promise me that you won't get attached to it."
|18/01/2013 11:47 (GMT+7)|
Criticism of MotherRinpoche sent the following letter to a student who had written saying that her mother was criticized a lot, and what could she do to help her.
|20/01/2013 11:31 (GMT+7)|
In Buddhist teachings, all living things are considered to be part of one interconnected web of life, and nature is merely the order of the world that has not been warped by human desires. It is only fitting, then, that a school that teaches children the way of the Buddha would be built from natural materials and would tread lightly upon the local environment.
|21/01/2013 12:37 (GMT+7)|
Mundgod, Karnataka, India: - Hundreds of Buddhism and Science scholars with presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet have have discussed "Quantum Physics" and "Neuroscience," during 2-3 day of the 26th Mind and Life meeting, which being held at the Drepung university, notably known as the second Nalanda University of Tibet.