Month: March 2017

Buddhist vegetarianism: Are all Buddhists vegetarians?

When we think of Buddhism, we usually think that all Buddhists are or should be vegetarians, but necessarily.┬áIn Buddhism, the views on vegetarianism vary between different schools of thought as well as cultures. Buddhism believes in not killing, so vegetarian diet is recommended. Buddha himself was not a vegetarian. He did not teach his disciples […]

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Buddhist Stupas

Symbols of Enligtenment Stupas are sacred monuments that embody the enlightened mind. The word “Stupa” is a Sannskit word that means to the heap or pile up. It’s a Buddhist Monument or dome like form created over sacred relics of the historical Buddha. Stupa is like a spiritual generator. It establishes peace and harmony while […]

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How to use the Mala: Intro to Mala Beads

What’s a Mala A Mala is a string of beads used to count mantras (Sanskrit prayers) in sets of 108 repetitions. There are several mala styles. Some malas are made with only 108 beads, a guru, and a tassel. Others have markers at 7 and/or 21 which make the piece useable in shorter mantra meditations. […]

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