Wisdom, an inner knowing of when to …

Wisdom is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight. Noise means any unwanted sound. Sounds, particularly loud ones, that disturb people or make it difficult to hear wanted sounds, are noise. For example, conversations of other people may be called noise by people not involved in any of them; any unwanted sound such as domesticated dogs barking, neighbours playing loud music, portable mechanical saws, road traffic sounds, or a … [Read more...]

World Buddhist Women’s Convention, 2015

In 2015, the World Buddhist Women’s Convention will be hosted in Canada by the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada Women’s Federation (JSBTCWF) in Calgary, Alberta Canada. “Embraced by the Oneness of Life” is the theme for this prestigious, international event being held on Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2015. It is anticipated that 2,000 women and men of all ages will be in attendance. Convention Overview The World Federation of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Buddhist Women’s … [Read more...]

“Afghanistan has to take its future in its own hands”

“Afghanistan has to take its future in its own hands” declares President Hamid Karzai President Hamid Karzai thanked the Director-General for UNESCO’s contribution to Afghanistan, notably in the fields of education and culture. “I congratulate you for your leadership to stand up for girls’ education. Through your initiative for Malala, I hope you will continue to speak up for the education of girls of Afghanistan and Pakistan”, which he defined as most challenging. Affirming that gender … [Read more...]

Dharma Master Cheng Yen 证严法师 – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this one woman that has devoted her life to others through a very delicate yet powerful design, that is, by living the life of a nun. This Spiritual Master, a Buddhist nun is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, an organization that has become one of the leading disaster relief organizations in the world.   Celebrate with us here a woman of compassion, courage and … [Read more...]

Path to Enlightenment, ‘The story of a blind girl’

Path to Enlightenment, 'The story of a blind girl' There was a 'blind girl' who hated herself just because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry her boyfriend. One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her and then she could see everything, including her boyfriend. Her boyfriend asked her: “Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?” The … [Read more...]

Spiritual Pilgrimage Anyone? – 9 Sacred Sites you won’t believe!

'... truly beyond belief' If you’re looking for a truly off-the-beaten path adventure with a spiritual side, few destinations rival these sacred sites. A combination of architectural marvels and temples built by eccentric orders, the spiritual sanctuaries in this feature are truly beyond belief. 1] The Temple Where Rats Rule The Karni Mata Temple in India has something every wandering soul seeking spiritual fulfillment yearns for: thousands and thousands of rats. Considered the … [Read more...]

Thailand H.M. Queen’s Birthday – August 12 Birthday Celebrations!

Thailand H.M. Queen’s Birthday Queen’s Birthday on August 12, 2011 Thailand celebrates Queen’s Birthday as a public holiday. Thailand celebrates the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on August 12 every year. This is a public holiday for the people of Thailand. Queen Sirikit is the mother of the nation and thus to pay respect to her and also to all the mothers of Thailand, this day is celebrated as Mother’s Day. As Thailand's beloved Queen Sirikit will celebrate her … [Read more...]

Cambodia, Prachum Benda ~ Ancestors Day – September 24

  Cambodia respectful on Ancestors Day  September 23-25       Ancestor’s Day is a Religious Holiday celebrated in Cambodia   This year it will be celebrated on 24th September.      In Cambodia, respect for elders extends beyond holding the door for old ladies. Even the dead get their due during Prachum Benda, also called Ancestors’ Day or Festival of the Dead.    In Cambodia, there are various religious festivals. Among those, Prachum Benda (”Ancestors’ Day”), more commonly known as Pchum Ben, … [Read more...]

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