Buddhist monk raises awareness about the swastika’s original meaning

Rev. Kenjitsu Nakagaki wants to educate the West about the history of the manji, a counterclockwise swastika that means “good fortune” in Japanese. When Rev....
The Art Of Turning Negative Into Positive Thoughts

The Art Of Turning Negative Into Positive Thoughts

Buddha described the human mind as being filled with monkeys, swinging from branch to branch, screeching and chattering nonstop. That’s why the mind is...

Dasaratha Jataka – Buddhist Version Of Ramayana

Dasaratha Jataka is the name of the Buddhist version of Ramayana. It tells the story of Rama. It names Rama as Rama Pandita and...

Karma and Bhakti

Karma means action, work or deed.  In simple terms, If a person does good things in his life, we can say he has done...

Healthy Self or No Self?

Modern psychology encourages us to have a healthy sense of self, but Buddhism teaches that the self doesn’t even exist. Barry Magid says there’s...

7 Ways Past Life Karma Affects You (And How to Heal...

past life karma In religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism, the concept of karma comes up quite frequently. They believe that our past actions influence...

5 Different Forms of Spiritual Ascension: Which Have You Experienced?

For the first time in history, we have access to a mammoth and unprecedented amount of information. While this freedom to learn brings countless opportunities...

Endless Lifetimes, Endless Benefit

From the Summer 2005 issue of Buddhadharma, Bethany Saltman talks with Tenzin Palmo about rebirth, merit, and the bodhisattva vow. Venerable Tenzin Palmo is best known as...

7 Ways Past Life Karma Affects You (And How to Heal...

In religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism, the concept of karma comes up quite frequently. They believe that our past actions influence situations in...

Visualization Meditation: Types, Techniques and Tips

What do you see when you meditate? Perhaps your answer is a resounding “nothing!”–and this is perfectly okay. However, even though a state of...