Lying sprawled amid the craggy peaks of the central highlands of Afghanistan, in a place called Hindu Kush, is the Bamiyan Valley. The valley is around 264 […]

The Six Perfections, or paramitas, are guides for Mahayana Buddhist practice. They are virtues to be cultivated to strengthen practice and bring one to enlightenment. The Six […]

What is the purpose of Vajrayana practice? Purifying one’s impure perception of all appearances and experiences.” —— His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche the Third Yidam practice is […]

Links Between Taoism & Buddhism Taoism and Buddhism have much in common. In terms of philosophy and practice, both are nondual traditions. The worship of Deities is […]

Tibetan Buddhism is a form of Mahayana Buddhism that developed in Tibet and spread to neighboring countries of the Himalayas. Tibetan Buddhism is known for its rich […]

Recently, I read a story about the state of decline of Zen Buddhism in Japan and of the rapid closure of Zen monasteries all around the country. […]

Buddhism is a religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who was born in the fifth century B.C. in what is now Nepal and northern India. […]

Buddhism aims to achieve nirvana, ie: enlightenment. With more than 300 million practitioners, Buddhism has spectacular temples that every year receive millions of visitors from different parts […]