Archives for March 2012

Where To Place Your Buddha Statue

Do you have your Buddha statue in the right place? Or are you setting yourself up for bad Karma by having your statue in an inappropriate location?

Buddhism 101: An Introduction To Buddhism

Learning about Buddhism? Start here with an easy introduction to Buddhism and the Buddha.

How To Convert To Buddhism

Many people wonder how they can convert to Buddhism, and whether there are any “secret” initiations involved in it.

Who Was The Buddha? The Life of Prince Siddhartha

He was known as “The Awakened One” and also as “The One Who has Moved On.” But why do so many people know so little about him?

What Is Dharma: Buddhist and Hindu Dharma

Dharma is an essential concept to Buddhism and Hinduism, but it is also one of the least understood.

Hinduism 101: An Introduction To The Hindu Religion

Hinduism is the oldest living religion in the world, and is based on ancient texts known as the Vedas, as well as prehistoric animist religions which existed in the Mohenjo Daro civilization. Indian people commonly refer to Hinduism by the more traditional phrase Eternal Religion (sanatana dharma) and the religion is as wonderfully complex as […]

Vietnamese Temples In The USA

Find a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple near you in this list of Temples from across the USA. Includes GPS coordinates to help ensure you get there easily.

Asuras: Hindu Gods or Villains?

The Asuras are generally considered divine beings, who are primarily known for doing evil, but not always. It might be better to say that the Asuras are powerful beings who often are opposed to the gods. By the end of the Vedic period, however, the asuras had attained their more demonic role.

Brahma: the Hindu God of Creation

Sure, Brahma created the universe and delivered the Vedas to mankind, but Brahma has a Dark Side that many Westerners don’t really know about.

Devi: The Divine Mother Goddess

While Devi is a nurturing, Mother Goddess, she has many wrathful forms as well. How can such a caring goddess be so cruel?

Durga: Hindu Invincble Goddess

Duga combines the energies of all the male Hindu Gods into one wrathful Goddess.

Ganesh: Hindu God Of Sccuess

Ganesh is the elephant Headed God of success, and is one of the most beloved Hindu deities in the world.

Ganga: Sacred River Goddess

While Ganga may have fallen from heaven and been relegated to earth, her role in the life of Hindus should not be underestimated.

Hanuman the Monkey King

Hanuman is so heroic and brave that this Monkey God has won the hearts of many Hindu devotees.

Kali: Hindu Goddess of Destruction

Kali is one of the most ferocious goddesses in Hinduism, but she is also crucial to the birth cycle of man.

Krishna: The Spiritual Warrior

Despite HIS complexity, Krishna is one of the most loved and well known deities in all of India.

Lakshmi: Hindu Goddess Of Fortune

Lakshmi is loved and admired, for her grace, and the gifts she bestows upon here devotees.

Parvati: Hindu Wife, Mother, and Devotee

Parvati might have been a disappointment to her parents, but she is often considered a role model for the ideal woman.

Saraswati: Goddess of Learning and Arts

Meet Sri Saraswati – the goddess so refined that she was able to tame the wild cravings of Lord Brahma.

Shiva: Hindu God of Destruction

Shiva is a contradiction in terms; at once a fearsome destroyer and yet also a calm, meditating spiritual seeker. And when he stops dancing, the universe collapses.

Vishnu: Hindu God of Protection

Vishnu and His Avatars are the most widely worshiped deities in the Hindu world, as Vishnu’s many forms are credited with tremendous achievements.

Buddhist Locket Or Bad Luck Charm?

What do you do when you get a Buddhist locket and immediately start having bad luck? Find out here…

Thai Temples In America: Wat Thai In The USA

A list of Thai Buddhist Temples in America, organized by state. Find a Thai temple near you.

Thai Buddhism: An Introduction

The Thai form of Buddhism is sometimes called Lankavamsa (meaning Singhalese or Sri Lankan lineage) because it was introduced to the 13th century Sukhothai Kingdom by monks from Sri Lanka, at the time that Sukhothai was the capital of what was to become modern Thailand. This form of Buddhism grew as the Sukhothai Kingdom expanded […]