My simplified translation of the Pāḷi text Jinacarita has just been published in Singapore by Awaken Publishing & Design. The book is a retelling in simple and poetic language of the story of The Life of the Buddha.
The River of Lost Footsteps, by Thant Myint-U provides a political history of Burma from the earliest times, and brings it up until the “Saffron Revolution” of 2007.
Wishing you all a very happy Vesakha Poya Day with best wishes, Anandajoti
Over the past few weeks I have been working on my Ancient Buddhist Texts website at getting more texts read in in their original languages and updating their presentation.
Imagine a full-scale music video of traditional Mongolian folk artists, beautifully photographed and edited, and that is somewhere near what we have here.
While I was in Wat Olak Madu I took numerous photographs of some of the modern artworks that are found in the Preaching Hall and Sima Hall, which has resulted in two new albums for the Photo Dharma website.
In this extract from a longer talk on Human Rights through Universal Resposibility H.H. The Dalai Lama discusses the evolution of gender roles through history and the need for a more feminine predominance in this day and age.
The Journey of Xuanzang is a lavishly illustrated 12-part biography of the great Chinese traveler and translator Xuanzang, based on Records of the Western World and A Biography of the Tripitaka Master.
Buddhism holds that the universe and all creatures in it are intrinsically in a state of complete wisdom, love and compassion; acting in natural response and mutual interdependence.
The Sukhasiddhi Foundation is a Tibetan group working to provide better water and sanitation facilities for people in the villages around Bodhgaya. They are also involved in providing education to the local people so they can eventually run their own projects.
In this video Bhikkhu Bodhi talks about how he and some friends came to start Buddhist Global Relief. The video was made around 6 months after the organisation was set up in 2007.
Google Video have just sent a circular to their patrons announcing that the service is being removed and that videos would no longer be available for playback from April 29th.
It has become a custom to republish some of Godwin’s teachings on his anniversary, and this year the whole website dedicated to Godwin, Godwin Home Page, has been published on CD with the title Sharing the Dhamma.
The scale of the damage to the Fukushima plant has hardly been seen on the mainstream news, so I think it worthwhile posting here an interview with the former chairman of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board in India, and a collection of photos.
At the end of March two good friends teamed up together for the first time and got me over to Kelantan in north-eastern Malaysia to photograph the old Thai temples there. The result is 5 new albums for the Photo Dharma website.
Buddhist Hip-hop music by Master Narsimha, who is operating out of Santa Rosa, California. He is the leader of a centre there which is coming out of the Tibetan tradition, and uses his music as an integral part of his practice and Dharma activities.
The 2nd revised edition of the text and study of the Pārāyanavagga (now found in the Suttanipāta), one of the earliest and most important of the teachings in the Pāḷi Canon, has been completed, together with a reading of the text.
Infographics by Christian Guthier which illustrate the energy curve of history, the limits of growth and the ecological disaster ahead.
In the talk Bhikkhu Moneyya talks about the qualities that make for good parenting, and how the example a parent sets can and will influence their children for better or for worse.