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Festival of the Descent from Heaven !

Festival of the Descent from Heaven ! In Bajrayana, The Festival of the Descent from Heaven by the Lord Buddha is on 13.11.2014 (The Lord Buddha descent from 33 Haven to Sangkaishya Nagar) Today (13.11.2014) is Lha Bab Düchen, the 'Festival of the Descent from Heaven'—one of the four major Buddhist holidays. Buddha Shakyamuni’s mother, Mayadevi, was reborn in Indra’s heaven. To repay her kindness and to liberate her, and…

Songkran (Thailand) and New Year Celebration

Songkran (Thailand) This article is about the Songkran festival in Thailand. For related festivals, see Songkran.SongkranSongkran in Wat Kungthapao 03.jpgNew Year celebration, Rot Nam Dam Hua, a traditional way to celebrate with elders. Most Thai people go back to their hometowns to meet their elders.Official name     Songkran Festival (สงกรานต์)Observed by     ThaiSignificance     Marks the Thai New YearBegins     13 AprilEnds     15 AprilDate     13 AprilNext time   …

The UN Day of Vesak 2014: Largest Buddhist Congregation in Vietnam

The United Nations Day of Vesak 2014 : Largest Buddhist Congregation in Vietnam   Vietnam will host the 2014 United Nations Day of Vesak (Buddha's Birthday, Enlightenment and Passing Away) and an international Buddhism conference at Bai Dinh pagoda in the northern province of Ninh Binh from May 7-11, 2014. Under the theme of "Buddhist Perspective towards Achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals", the event is being organised by…

Buddhism in America

Buddhism in AmericaBuddhism is no longer just for monks or Westerners with disposable time and income to dabble in things Eastern. Christians and Jews practice it. African Americans meditate alongside Japanese Americans. In the U.S. alone, some experts estimate, there are roughly three million practicing Buddhists. And according to a 2004 study, more than 25 million Americans believe that Buddhist teachings have had an important influence on their spirituality. Out…

German Mayor Now is a Buddhist Monk

Far removed from his duties as the Mayor of the small German town of Oberndorf, Hermann Acker decided to get ordained as a Buddhist monk at the Mihintale Rajamaha Viharaya recently. Mr. Acker (55), who has served as Mayor for over 14 years developed an interest in Buddhism after he heard about the teachings of the Buddha from two of his friends who were frequent visitors to Sri Lanka and…

"World Buddhist Association": SAVE BUDDHISTS of the World

HOT HOT HOT NEWS FOR BUDDHIST---------------The President Thein Sein of Myanmar, was suggested to make a "World Buddhist Association" to save Buddhist Community of the the World under Leadership of the China and Japan. Specially the 18 Buddhist countries of the world committed to SAVE BUDDHISTS of the World in the future.....

Buddhist Religion in Thailand

Buddhist Religion in Thailand BuddhismThe Thais are a deeply religious people. For the Buddhist majority it underlies all activities and is the backbone of the Thai culture – a culture that has survived intact and independent for so long largely because of the principles of the Buddhist faith.Ninety percent of the population are Theravada Buddhists. The Theravada school of Buddhism is based more purely on the teachings of Gotama Siddartha…

Tiger Temple: Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua

Tiger Temple, or Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, is a Theravada Buddhist temple in western Thailand that was founded in 1994 as a forest temple and sanctuary for wild animals, among them several tigers, the majority of which are Indochinese tigers. The temple is located in the Saiyok district of Thailand's Kanchanaburi province, not far from the border with Myanmar, some 38 km (24 mi) north-west of Kanchanaburi along the…