|12/08/2010 16:06 (GMT+7)|
Born 2600 years ago in India,
Buddha Shakyamuni was best educated by selected scholars and teachers
for all the curricula needed as a prince. After leaving home to seek the
path to enlightenment, he looked for the best teachers and learned from
them. But he was not satisfied with what he had learned, and found his
own way and attained enlightenment.
|12/08/2010 15:55 (GMT+7)|
This evening I was asked to speak about the history of the five
Tibetan traditions of Buddhism
and Bon. The four Buddhist traditions are Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug,
while the pre-Buddhist
Tibetan tradition of Bon makes the fifth. Often we hear the syllable
"pa" at the end of these
names. It means a follower of that tradition; for
pa means someone who follows the Gelug tradition.
|12/08/2010 15:51 (GMT+7)|
Dharma Master Cheng Yen founded
Tzu Chi Foundation in 1966, with the philosophy of “helping others,
helping yourself”, and emphasizing altruism. The four missions that
carried by Tzu Chi members for more than four decades include charity,
medicine, education and humanity.