Topics covered include
- What are the benefits of meditation?
- How do we sit in meditation?
- What are the states of meditation?
- How do we reach nirvana?
- What is absolute enlightenment?
So whether it's Mother Teresa's acts of charity, Gandhi's perseverance, or your aunt Betty's calm demeanor, as long as you're motivated to be better today than you were yesterday, it doesn't matter who inspires you. Regardless of religion, geographical region, race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, flexibility, or vulnerability, if you do good you feel good, and if you do bad you feel bad.
Buddhism isn't just about meditating. It's about rolling up your sleeves to relieve some of the suffering in the world. If you are ready to be a soldier of peace in the army of love, welcome to Buddhist Boot Camp!
Over his 119-year lifespan (1840–1959), he witnessed the end of imperial rule in China, the short-lived rise of the democratic republic, two world wars, and the eventual rule of the Chinese Communist Party.
Volume One covers Venerable Master Hsu Yun’s birth and enlightenment.
Volume Two covers Venerable Master Hsu Yun’s propagation of Buddhism
In forty chapters the sutra conveys a vast range of Buddhist teachings. It presents, in detailed description, the stages of Awakening that a Bodhisattva or 'Awakened Being’ must progress through on the path towards Anuttara Samyak Sambodhi – ‘Supreme Perfect Enlightenment.’
The sutra depicts the events that immediately unfolded upon the Buddha's Awakening under the Bodhi tree. It describes a cosmos that has infinite realms within realms, boundless and interpenetrating.
Chapter 28 describes the Ten Spiritual Powers that Bodhisattvas attain upon perfecting their meritorious virtues in the practice of the Bodhisattva Path. These powers enable Bodhisattvas to discern the potentials of living beings to teach and guide them to bring forth the aspiration for enlightenment.
Chapter 29 describes the Ten Patiences that Bodhisattvas must develop in their quest towards ultimate Awakening. If Bodhisattvas can perfect these ten kinds of patience, they will attain the positions of unobstructed patience of all Bodhisattvas.
Buddhism belongs to all of humanity, to all living beings.
Venerable Master Hua
Fulfilling one of his vows to spread Buddhism from the East to the
West, Tripitaka Master Hua and a group of disciples traveled to Europe in
1990 to spread the Dharma in Europe. In lively lectures and discussions in
England, Belgium, Poland and France, he touched on the subjects of
¨ stopping wars
¨ harmony among religions
¨ karma and illness
¨ education as national defense
¨ spiritual mantras