To help with Buddhist literacy, I made a basic video that helps people memorize The Noble Eightfold Path in English.
If I were to describe a river based on Suttanta values and again in terms of Abhidhamma and commentary values, they both will become very clear.
The Monastery Murder Massacre that happened in Vesālī during the time of The Buddha is not well known among lay people
I have made a list of the most basic Pāḷi terms which will help you in your Theravāda Buddhist Readings and listening to Dhamma Talks.
Most Westerners do not like the ancient commentaries or the Abhidhamma. Here is a story.
The Mass–energy equivalence is one of the most famous physics equations known to the general population. Did the Buddha know this beforehand? We all know this formula as the explanation for how nuclear energy works, but we really don’ t know much more than that. For my one of my birthdays, I asked a monk who was once a nuclear engineer from Chernobyl to explain to me how it works. He was very kind and took the time to explain it to me in very simple terms I could understand. I was very happy for this birthday gift! One of […]
If you go to a Theravada Buddhist forest monastery in Asia, you are likely to find a full skeleton or parts of a skeleton somewhere where it can be viewed easily. Why?
Could I say a prayer for someone with cancer? I can, and have, but there was more to say about what I could do for her.
There are many features that make the Buddha a Buddha besides the iconic drooping earlobes. From time to time, I see statues of the Buddha that are just not right.
Today, as I was washing my bowl, I saw a local Myanmar monk with a swastika tattoo on his arm. Was he racist? No.