Dana (Offering / Giving)

Posted by on Sep 30, 2011 in Articles, Inspiring | 0 comments

A giver of food is a giver of strength, A giver of clothes, a giver of beauty, A giver of a vehicle, a giver of ease, A giver of a lamp, a giver of vision, And he who gives a residence Is a giver of everything. But the one who teaches the Dhamma, Is a giver of the Deathless The Buddha Kindada Sutta Samyutta Nikaya...

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Misconceptions about the Bhikkhuni Order

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in 2011, Articles | 0 comments

by Barbara Yen Malaysia, 17 September, 2011   Introduction September 17 is designated as International Bhikkhuni Day. On this day, let us remember and honour the courage of the five hundred women, led by Maha Pajapati Gotami who were so determined to renounce that they shaved their heads, donned the robes and walked about 350 miles barefoot, from Kapilavastu to Vesali to seek permission from the Buddha for ordination. The Buddha believed that...

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Reflection piece by Bro Albert, after a one-day retreat

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in 2011, Articles | 0 comments

A Nice Day! After a hectic 5-day work week, I reminded myself to stay away from office work during weekends. I ended up restlessly looking for activities to spend my time, and kept on wanting to get out from my dull room. I felt uncomfortable doing nothing for the past two days. But today, after attending a small group cultivation session led by Venerable Faxun, I felt good. I spent my day meaningfully learning yoga, practising hard to mind my...

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Camp LIONS 2011 Successfully Concluded

Posted by on Jul 11, 2011 in 2011, Articles | 0 comments

Camp LIONS, a Buddhist youth leadership camp supported by Dharma In Action, was successfully concluded on 19 June 2011, and here are some reflections and feedback from our Buddhist youth leaders: It allowed me to understand myself and reminded me to uphold the Buddhist values. It was a chance for me to test my own endurance level and temper, and the workshops helped. It has helped me to  be a much better leader and how to work with our...

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