Loud is the noise that ordinary men make. Nobody thinks himself a fool, when divisions arise in the Sangha, nor do they ever value another person higher than themselves. – The Buddha, Mahavagga Since the […]
A Report from Sera and Some Advice
An American woman offered this report from Sera Monastery India: You are probably more interested in the Dorje Shukden (sp?) fiasco. What a stupid thing. I just can’t get over the fact that they are […]
Is the ‘Stick Referendum’ against Buddhist and democratic principles?
When a society comes together and makes decisions in harmony, when it respects its most noble traditions, cares for its most vulnerable members, treats its forests and lands with respect, then it will prosper and […]
Master Atisha’s Advice – Are these New Kadampa Truths?
»True Kadampa Truths« According to the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT), NKT cherish these values: “Always be peaceful and harmonious with others” “Although we wish for happiness our ignorance leads us to engage in non-virtuous actions, […]
Are NKT monks and nuns authentic?
According to the Australian Sangha Association “for NKT members to represent themselves to the public as authentic Buddhist monks and nuns is wrong and misleading.” According to the New Kadampa Tradition “Buddha Shakyamuni himself […]
How important is the Vinaya?
To promote understanding to the different point of views of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and the New Kadampa Tradition regarding NKT-ordination and the point of view of the Australian Sangha Association (ASA), here the words of […]