Vesakh Puja in Frankfurt Ostpark

okay, tomorrow is Vesakh Puja. i have never celebrated any of the official, or unofficial, Buddhist holidays. this will be my first and hopefully not my last. it is going to be in Frankfurt, at the Ostpark — hopefully i will be able to find that motherfucker. i have no idea what to expect. .…

Buddhist Holidays

Chemical BurnWrote: M GrlWrote: so I have been bombarded with Easter emails and comments… wondering if there are any Buddhsit holidays??? (= Buddhist New Year In Theravadin countries, Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Laos, the new year is celebrated for three days from the first full moon day in April. In Mahayana countries the…

permanent self question? part 2

TavatimsaWrote: No, no, no. Listen here children: 🙂 A “person” or “being” is made up of 5 things, the “5 aggregates” (panca khanda): – physical matter (rupa) – consciousness (vinyana) – perception (sanna, pronounced sanya) – feeling (vedana) – reaction (sankhara) [When describing dukkha the buddha said “…in short, dukkha is attachment to the 5…

permanent self question?

this is another question of a buddhist spiritual nature that i answered in the buddhist group over at myspace. i hope that i got this right; maybe i have been reading too much advaita vedanta but here goes: KathirWrote: Buddha said there is no permanent self. what does that mean, when he means self does…