Public Lecture "Passages from the Heart Sutra: The Main Philosophical Teachings of Mahayana Buddhism" by Bruno Nua Room 706, Boromratchakumari Bldg., Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University December 6, 2012, 1:30 to 3 pm More about Bruno at http://www.brunonua.com/
I planned to blog about the Heart Sutra for quite some time, and now I am attending a seminar at my Faculty and there is a computer at the back so I got the opportunity to write about it now. The key message of the Heart Sutra is nothing less than the key message of … Continue reading Heart Sutra
When I was staying at the Khadiravana Center someone I had known before came to visit the Center and talked with me for a while. He was a student of Buddhism and used to translate a number of Tibetan Buddhist books. He had an interesting question which he told me many monks and scholars could … Continue reading Three Types of Compassion
Here is the remaining portion of Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche's talk on "Path to Happiness" at Chulalongkorn University that I talked about in the previous post. May all beings be happy and meet with causes of happiness! ** Ordinary relaxation depends on external situation, but real happiness comes from inner realization. This is what the Buddhas … Continue reading More of Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche on Happiness
I have talked quite a lot in this blog about emptiness, but in the Buddhist sense. However, here is a lecture by Kim Greist from University of California at San Diego on precisely the same topic, but from the standpoint of contemporary physics. Are things in the end one and the same?
While I am writing this, I am now in Singapore with my son Ken. I have attended the workshop on "Bright Dark Ages," which is organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies here. Their aim is to rethink what is known as the "Grand Question" posed by the work of British historian of science … Continue reading How did “Zero” Give Rise to Everything?
There's a story in the Suttas or the Discourses of the Buddha, which I am particularly interested. It's a story about Bahiya. He used to be a merchant, but one day his ship was wrecked and he could barely made it alive on a shore. However, all his clothes were gone and he had to … Continue reading Perceiving Emptiness