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New Lotus #142

(2009-12-01)

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Vajrayana

The Life Story of Ani Zamba Chozom: Part Eight – Brazil

The Life Story of Ani Zamba Chozom: Part Eight – Brazil

Ani Zamba Chozom was one of the first Westerners to be ordained as a Buddhist nu...

Vajrayana

Approaching Vajrayana - Part Two: Ground Tantra and Blessing

Approaching Vajrayana - Part Two: Ground Tantra and Blessing

In the first instalment* of this four-part series, we looked at how we can gradu...

Columnists

Is Life Suffering? The Four Noble Truths in Daily Life: Part One

Is Life Suffering? The Four Noble Truths in Daily Life: Part One

When I first came across Buddhism, I heard that the First Noble Truth was “Life ...

Arts & Culture

From the Heartland to a New Epicenter: “Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China”

From the Heartland to a New Epicenter: “Conceiving the Indian Buddhist Patriarchs in China”

It is not always easy to imagine the intentions of those who write hagiography, ...

Commentary

Bodhism: Conscience and Doctrine in the Thought of Bhikkhu Bodhi

Bodhism: Conscience and Doctrine in the Thought of Bhikkhu Bodhi

Before the late 2000s, Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi was not well known as an environm...

Vajrayana

The Life Story of Ani Zamba Chozom: Part Seven – From Korea to the Philippines to Hong Kong

The Life Story of Ani Zamba Chozom: Part Seven – From Korea to the Philippines to Hong Kong

Ani Zamba Chozom was one of the first Westerners to be ordained as a Buddhist nu...

General Buddhism

Leading with Wisdom in the Digital Age

Leading with Wisdom in the Digital Age

Earlier this month, the Wisdom series of conferences made its debut in Singapore...

Columnists

Is Merit-dedication Allowed in Pristine Pure Land Buddhism?

Is Merit-dedication Allowed in Pristine Pure Land Buddhism?

The general concept of merit-dedication By definition, bodhisattvas are thos...

Columnists

Educating Buddhist Children in America

Educating Buddhist Children in America

“At the end of the day, education is brainwashing. Brainwashing is inevita...

Columnists

Shinto: The Way of, to, and with the Gods!

Shinto: The Way of, to, and with the Gods!

Travelers to Japan notice the impressive gates that mark Shinto shrines, in Japa...