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Happy Uposatha - Kathina

Today is the end of the Vassa (Rains) period. It’s a special day in the Theravada Buddhist calendar. For those of you who may not be familiar here is a little more information: 444 more words

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What is the Pāli Canon (Tipitaka)

The authentic teachings of Gotama the Buddha have been preserved and handed down to us and are to be found in the Tipiṭaka. The Pāli word, Tipiṭaka’, literally means `the three baskets’ (ti=three + piṭaka=collections of scriptures). 719 more words

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Why & How the Vinaya!

What’s unique about the Theravada tradition, in my understanding, is the devotion to the way things were in the earliest times, this is what the word “Thera” very much indicates in this context. 716 more words

Writings

A Reflection on Dr. Cuilan Liu's Visit to McMaster's Religious Studies Department on December 15, 2016

On December 15th of 2016, Religious Studies faculty and students welcomed Dr. Cuilan Liu to our department as a guest lecturer. Dr. Liu is an Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. 640 more words

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On the Relationship Between the Mahayana Precepts and the Vinaya

(from Buddhist Self-Ordination: A Dharma Strategy for the West and Dharma Notes, first edition)

In the Mahaparinibbana Sutta, recounting the last days of the Buddha, in his final exhortation to the Sangha, the community of monks, the Buddha made two statements concerning the Vinaya, the monastic rules of the Sangha, translated in these quotations as “Discipline” and “rules” respectively. 1,292 more words

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More wearable woe as Vinaya restructures and seeks pivot to b2b

2016 had a little more woe to deliver in the wearables space as London-based high end connected device maker, Vinaya, went into administration last month. 1,542 more words

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