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May 12, 2022

60th Anniversary of Wesak Holiday in Malaysia

An article on how the Wesak Holiday came about in Malaysia, by Achariya S. Vijaya Samarawickrama   On 15 May 2022, Buddhists will celebrate the anniversary of the Buddha’s Enlightenment over 2,600 years ago on the full-moon of the Wesak […]
May 12, 2022

Purity and impurity is dependent on oneself

By oneself is evil done; by oneself is one defiled. By oneself is evil left undone; by oneself is one made pure. Purity and impurity depend on oneself; no one can purify another.    – Dhammapada Verse 165, Atta Vagga […]
May 12, 2022

The far-reaching impact of Covid-19

In the past two years, communities around the world have faced an unprecedented circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The high mortality rate at the onset instilled a sense of fear especially in the vulnerable groups.  To minimise infection rates […]
May 24, 2021

Moving Forward with Courage and Hope

As Buddhists, we have an aspiration to be the best version of ourselves, and to one day fulfil our potential for Enlightenment.  Let us explore the Buddha Day B.E. 2565 theme, “Moving Forward with Courage and Hope”, and take stock […]
May 24, 2021

卫塞节的意义

卫塞节的由来 卫塞节(Wesak Day) 也被称为「佛陀日」。「卫塞」是指月圆日的意思。这是一个特别的日子,因为这个节日不只为了纪念一件事。它纪念佛教伟大的导师—释迦牟尼佛诞生、成道以及涅槃,三大圣事的节日。这一天,国内外许多佛教会或佛教团体皆悬挂佛教旗帜,通过佛法开示、诵经、布施、研讨会、佛教文物展览等活动,促进佛教的团结、促使佛教徒行善、修福修慧,并铭记佛陀一生弘法利生的崇高德行。
May 19, 2021

Courage & strength of character

How did we last respond to being blamed or faulted?  How did we last respond to admonishment from our elders and teachers?  We abhor moments when our ideas and work are “threatened” and we usually respond with aversion and anger […]
May 18, 2021

The joy of relinquishment

“So it is, Ananda.  Even I myself, before my Awakening, when I was still an unawakened Bodhisatta, thought : ‘Renunciation is good. Seclusion is good.’  But my heart didn’t leap up at renunciation, didn’t grow confident, steadfast, or firm, seeing […]
May 17, 2021

Bodhisatta Gotama – The epitome of Courage

“Before my Enlightenment, when I was still an unenlightened Bodhisatta, the thought occurred to me: ‘Household life is crowded and dusty, life gone forth is wide open.  It isn’t easy, while living in a home, to lead the holy life […]
May 17, 2021

Riding the waves of impermanence

“Everything together falls apart. Everything rising up collapses. Every meeting ends in parting. Every life ends in death.” – Udāna Vagga 1.22   In times of crisis, distressing emotions are aroused by impending danger to our safety, health, security, honour, […]