Friday, September 25, 2009

The Buddhist Channel

A relative of mine was just given his Buddhist name (though I'm still waiting to find out what it is, what it means and what I may now call him--or if that's even allowed. Maybe there are rules about who can speak his name or when it should be used.)

Between my own budding interest in Buddhism, a friend's ongoing practice and a relative's new one, I stumbled across The Buddhist Channel.

If you haven't already clicked on it from the sidebar, check it out. Very interesting news ranging from Myanmar Buddhists and their treatment to archaeological relics found all over the globe to books on the wide-ranging subject.

I'd love to read the one on what the Dalai Lama says Capitalism could learn from Buddhism, especially in light of Michael Moore's upcoming film (which I plan to see) and all that's going on in the world. The book, called The Leader's Way, is written by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Laurens van den Muyzenberg.

Buddhist Thought for the Day:
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ~ Buddha

(Above photo taken at The Japanese Tea Gardens in San Francisco. Copyright: Kirsten Steen ;~)


  1. Lovely photo and wise Buddhist words...of all the "organised" religions this is the only one that is of any 'budding" interest for me too Kirsten.

  2. oiacaveman~ So glad you came to visit! And thank you for your kind words. Happy weekend to you!

  3. Dearest Kirsten! Very wise counsel; all we can do is live in the moment because that is all we have! Lovely photo, too. Thanks for coming to visit me and stroll down the cobblestone streets of Stillwater with me. It is a lovely town, and my photos are numerous but also do no justice to the memories and beauty of this little mid-west haven. Come again for part two next week! Take care, Anita

  4. If only we could live that wisdom...I hope you are enjoying the weekend, xv.

  5. Anita~ Thanks for coming by. We spend way too much time (for my comfort) in the past and future. Lovely tour. Thanks again for sharing.

    Photokerstin~ Thank you and thanks for being here.

    Vicki~ A lovely indian summer weekend here and very enjoyable, thank you! Living in the present is a practice, just like Buddhism is a practice. And a good one to have! Hard to always remember but that's why it takes practice.


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