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Seven Treasures of the Noble

Seven Treasures of the Noble

AUM Magazine June 13, 2015 0

The Buddha said “Monks, there are these seven treasures. Which seven? The treasure ofconviction, the treasure of virtue, the treasure of conscience, the treasure of concern, the treasure of listening, the treasure of generosity,

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New York City Museum Celebrates the Culture of Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal

New York City Museum Celebrates the Culture of Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal

AUM Magazine May 5, 2015 0

The Rubin Museum of Art opened an installation of Nepalese art today to launch its Honoring Nepal programming series, which celebrates the culture of the earthquake-devastated country. The death toll from last month’s disaster

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THE SIGNS AS BUDDHIST QUOTES

THE SIGNS AS BUDDHIST QUOTES

AUM Magazine May 3, 2015 0

Aries: “Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.” Taurus: “Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and

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Nepal: Buddhist Monasteries, Figures Check in on Social Media

Nepal: Buddhist Monasteries, Figures Check in on Social Media

AUM Magazine April 27, 2015 0

Chaos and confusion loom large in the Kathmandu Valley as the region tries to recover from the destruction, injury, and ever-increasing casualties caused by a massive earthquake on Saturday, April 25. Fortunately, the Internet

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BUDDHISM VS. HINDUISM: A SIMPLIFIED SUMMARY OF BELIEFS

BUDDHISM VS. HINDUISM: A SIMPLIFIED SUMMARY OF BELIEFS

AUM Magazine April 19, 2015 0

Buddhism Buddhists believe that the Supreme is completely transcendent and can be described as Sunya, a void or state of nonbeing. Buddhists believe in the Four Noble Truths: 1. that suffering exists; 2. that

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On the Scene… Thailand’s Annual Poi Sang Long Festival

On the Scene… Thailand’s Annual Poi Sang Long Festival

AUM Magazine April 8, 2015 0

Thailand’s annual Poi Sang Long Festival, which occurs in the first week of April, celebrates the ordination of ethnic Shan boys to the Theravada Buddhist Order. For three days, these sang long, or “jewelled

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Buddhist Temple Offers High-Tech Death Care In Japan

Buddhist Temple Offers High-Tech Death Care In Japan

AUM Magazine April 7, 2015 0

The Ruriden, operated by the Koukokuji Buddhist temple, took two years to build and houses 2046 futuristic alters with glass Buddha statues that correspond to drawers storing the ashes of the deceased. An IC

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Study Finds Being Exposed to Buddhist Concepts Reduces Prejudice and Increases Prosociality

Study Finds Being Exposed to Buddhist Concepts Reduces Prejudice and Increases Prosociality

AUM Magazine April 7, 2015 0

Researchers from Belgium and Taiwan have found that being exposed to Buddhist concepts can lead to increased prosocial behavioral intentions and undermine prejudice towards others. Buddhism contains a variety of teachings and practices –

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Activist monk seeks Buddhism overhaul in Thailand over corruption fears

Activist monk seeks Buddhism overhaul in Thailand over corruption fears

AUM Magazine March 12, 2015 0

Phra Buddha Issara is a monk with a mission. From his Buddhist temple near Bangkok he is calling for a radical overhaul of Thai Buddhism, fearing millions of dollars in temple donations and a

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Chinese Officials Accuse Dalai Lama Of “Betrayal” Over His Refusal To Reincarnate

Chinese Officials Accuse Dalai Lama Of “Betrayal” Over His Refusal To Reincarnate

AUM Magazine March 12, 2015 0

The Dalai Lama’s latest remarks have infuriated the Communist Chinese officials to no end. During a recent interview with the BBC, the Tibetan spiritual leader suggested that he might be the last to hold the

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