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Airplane Conversation between a Buddhist and a Christian

I was on a plane from JFK to Shanghai, and I asked the flight attendant if I could move to a free seat in front of for more room. 1,009 more words

Personal Reflection

Temple stay

  • Hanmaum Seon Center

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The weekend before Orientation ended, a few of us embarked on a temple stay at a Buddhist temple. Last time I was in Korea, my temple stay experience was one of my highlights. 1,091 more words

activism without attachment

What is most distinctive about Buddhist activism is acting without attachment to the results of action, something that is easily misunderstood to imply a casual attitude. 76 more words


One of the first stumbling blocks that Westerners often encounter when they learn about Buddhism is the teaching on Anatta, often translated as no-self. This teaching is a stumbling block for two reasons. 1,013 more words

The Elephant in Buddhism

In Buddhism, the elephant is seen as an earthly manifestation of the qualities embodied in the Buddha himself. Even at his inception, Buddha was linked to the elephant. 592 more words

Mantra #WordlessWednesday

Auṃ Maṇi Padme Hūṃ (ॐ मणिपद्मे हूँ) …. a Buddhist Mantra

Aum/Om is a sacred syllable found in Indian religions, 
Mani means “jewel” or “bead”, … 80 more words