Buddha was a great father to his son Rahula for he guided his boy towards enlightenment. If we study the Buddha’s life, we could see that his son Rahula remains a playful young boy after joining his dad in the monastic order at age 7. In fact he took a liking to telling lies for… Read More Buddhist parenting
If one has a chance to encounter great meditation masters, we will find them free from a need for a god figure in their life. That is Buddhist freedom and happiness. However, not everyone can be like that. Some of us still cherish a god like entity in our mind. We want to belive… Read More Living a life without God?
After the Buddha initial attained Enlightenment, he surveyed the world using his mind and found out the location of the 5 ascetics whom will be suitable students of his teachings. So he proceeded to where they were. On his way there, he met 2 merchants who were brothers. The story of how this two brothers… Read More Buddha’s 1st lay disciple
I am using a term coined by Luang Pu Waen Sucinno, a highly respected monk in Thailand. Drunken dharma refers to stray thoughts of the mind that engages itself in the past and future. In another word. If we are not mindful of our present and allow our mind to be caught up in the… Read More Drunken Dharma
Sex had been a Big topic for a lot of us. I think because unlike eating or pissing, one basically start sex after puberty. Sex may result in a new life being created. This is contemplation after reading the articles and views of various monks and nuns who responded to the the LGBT fight for… Read More Sexuality
This practice is known as smudging. It helps to purify our living space. I don’t think it was taught by Buddha. It is something that I practice and was modified from an Asian practice by adding Buddhist elements to it. I only use plant based product. The urn was a gift from my friend. You… Read More Holy Smoke
Keeping clean is an important part of Buddhism. From monks to laity, we all need to keep our environment clean. Simply because we are affected by our environment. In one of the popular Buddhist story, a man with limited intelligence was admitted into the order. However, he cannot remember any teachings the Buddha gave and… Read More Bodhi Cleanup