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What is Buddhacharita?

Posted in on 7-21-12

What is Buddhacharita?

    In the years after Gautama Buddha’s passing, the story of his life was handed down for generations through the oral tradition. The first written biography emerged in India...

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Who is Jizo in Buddhism?

Posted in on 7-21-12

Who is Jizo in Buddhism?

    Jizo is a bodhisattva in Japanese Mahayana Buddhism, originally known in Sanskrit as Ksitigarbha (‘Womb of the Earth’, ‘Earth’s Treasury’). He is worshipped...

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The Dalai Lama

Posted in on 7-21-12

The Dalai Lama

    On 6th July, 1935, a baby boy was born to a poor farmer in the tiny village of Taktser, Tibet. Growing up, little Lhamo Thondup would often sit astride a window sill and...

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The Lama

Posted in on 7-20-12

The Lama

    Lamas or teachers are senior monks (or nuns). Lay Tibetans can also become lamas.  Well-versed in the sacred texts, a lama must also possesses the requisite skills for...

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