Veterinarian’s Suicide with Animal Euthanasia Drugs a Protest Against Animal “Mercy” Killings: What Do Buddhist Teachers Say About Animal Euthanasia?

Veterinarian’s Suicide with Animal Euthanasia Drugs a Protest Against Animal “Mercy” Killings: What Do Buddhist Teachers Say About Animal Euthanasia?

Veterinarian Jian Zhicheng (Chien Chih-cheng 簡稚澄) killed herself in protest over the forced “mercy” killings of animals. Her suicide was a shocking act — a distressed plea to stop the killing. She used the same drugs she had been compelled to use on over 700 stray dogs by the system which encouraged euthanasia to avoid…

“What the Teachers Say” Video Series: Buddhist Teachings on La Gug — Restoring Life Force Vitality — from a Weekend Retreat on La Gug with Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. Part 1 — “Symptoms Your Life-force is Weakened”

“What the Teachers Say” Video Series: Buddhist Teachings on La Gug — Restoring Life Force Vitality — from a Weekend Retreat on La Gug with Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. Part 1 — “Symptoms Your Life-force is Weakened”

La Gug literally translates as “Vitality Retrieval.” For centuries, Tibetan Buddhism has perfected meditations which help you restore your vitality — also known as life force, Chi or Prana. Even modern medicine recognizes the healing power of meditation. Restoring vitality is one of the keys to good health and a long life, according to Tibetan…

Vesak Day Parade and Celebration in Toronto (Mississauga) Organized by 28 Buddhist Temples and Centres on Saturday May 28, 2016: “Blessings on the City, the Nation, and the World”

Vesak Day Parade and Celebration in Toronto (Mississauga) Organized by 28 Buddhist Temples and Centres on Saturday May 28, 2016: “Blessings on the City, the Nation, and the World”

This weekend, May 28, 2016, 28 Canadian Buddhist temples and centres from most major schools of Buddhism will celebrate Vesak Day — commemorating the birth, Paranirvana and Enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha. The weekend event, including blessings, chantings, ceremonies, bathing Buddha ritual and even martial arts demonstrations is in the Greater Toronto Area, at the Mississauga…

Happy Wesak Day! On this most sacred day, celebrating the birth, Enlightenment and Paranirvana of Gautama Buddha, we wish all sentient beings health, happiness, and ultimate Enlightenment.

Happy Wesak Day! On this most sacred day, celebrating the birth, Enlightenment and Paranirvana of Gautama Buddha, we wish all sentient beings health, happiness, and ultimate Enlightenment.

Wesak Day, celebrating the three significant events of the Buddha’s life — his birth, his Enlightenment and his Paranirvana (passing away) — is celebrated today in some countries, depending on the Lunar Calendar. On the full moon of this month, Buddhists around the world celebrate Wesak (or Vesak) with simple and elaborate ceremonies.    …

The Psychology of Taking Refuge: What the Teachers Say About How to Avoid Taking Refuge in the Wrong Things and Why Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels Can Help Us Overcome Life’s Obstacles.

The Psychology of Taking Refuge: What the Teachers Say About How to Avoid Taking Refuge in the Wrong Things and Why Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels Can Help Us Overcome Life’s Obstacles.

“We are extraordinarily adept at taking refuge, the problem is we take refuge in the wrong things.” writes noted Buddhist teacher and psychologist Rob Preece, in his breakthrough book, Preparing for Tantra. [1] Rob Preece explains what he means by “wrong things”: “We take refuge from our stress, our emotional problems, and our relationships in anything…

Buddha Weekly Interviews Cree Medicine Man Sean Walking Bear; “Interview with the Teachers” Takes a Slight Detour into Native Spirituality to Highlight The Common Areas of Philosophy: “The mind is where we build our life from the inside out.”

Buddha Weekly Interviews Cree Medicine Man Sean Walking Bear; “Interview with the Teachers” Takes a Slight Detour into Native Spirituality to Highlight The Common Areas of Philosophy: “The mind is where we build our life from the inside out.”

This week, Buddha Weekly takes a slight detour into Native Spirituality, interviewing Cree Medicine Man Sean Walking Bear. Born in Alberta, Canada — now residing in Nevada — Sean Walking Bear is a full Cree, trained by the Medicine Men of his community. He also learned the traditional sacred arts of rattle and drum making…

Teaching Video Series: Featuring Talks from Noted Buddhist Teachers —— from Buddha Weekly

Teaching Video Series: Featuring Talks from Noted Buddhist Teachers —— from Buddha Weekly

Please enjoy a “trailer” presenting our long anticipated video series “What the Teachers Say” from Buddha Weekly. The “What the Buddhist Teachers Say” written features are among our most popular. In the video series, we plan to supplement our longer written features with ten to fifteen minute “short teachings” from various teachers of different lineages. In our videos…

Friday Fun: Regan the Vegan’s hilarious video— enough puns per minute to drive anyone nuts…except Regan the Vegan’s delivery is pear-fect

Friday Fun: Regan the Vegan’s hilarious video— enough puns per minute to drive anyone nuts…except Regan the Vegan’s delivery is pear-fect

Just some Friday fun. Hilarious video, with enough puns per minute to drive anyone nuts…except Regan the Vegan’s delivery is pear-fect. It’s enough to make a mango crazy. Great three minute video: Why I Went Vegan by Regan the Vegan. “Hi there I’m Regan the Vegan… One of the questions I get asked most often is “Regan…

What the Teachers Say About Doggie Dharma: Did Buddha Teach That Dogs and Cats Have Buddha Nature? How Can You Help Your Companion Meet the Dharma in Daily Life? What to Do About Euthanasia?

What the Teachers Say About Doggie Dharma: Did Buddha Teach That Dogs and Cats Have Buddha Nature? How Can You Help Your Companion Meet the Dharma in Daily Life? What to Do About Euthanasia?

I saw a sparkling moment of real Doggie Dharma last weekend. At a Medicine Buddha retreat, a nice couple brought along their beloved 15 month-old pup. My kind teacher, Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, smiled as they lifted the pup for a blessing after the teachings. I had brought along my bell and vajra for blessing. Others,…

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