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Ask a Buddhist: Am I a Buddhist?

His Holiness the Dalai Lama says that you can use any of the Buddha’s teachings that help you in your life without becoming “Buddhist” or adopting the Buddhist worldview.

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Sravasti Abbey’s founder, Ven. Chodron, presented with global award

02/10/17By Tracy Simmons NEWPORT — Venerable Thubten Chodron, founder of Sravasti Abbey, was one of 50 nuns recently recognized worldwide for her contributions to Tibetan Buddhism. At a ceremony in Taiwan at the end of 2016, which was attended by an unanticipated 15,000 people, she received the Global Bhikkhuni Award, presented by the Chinese Buddhist Bhikkuni Association of Taiwan. It’s …

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Ask A Buddhist: The Birth of the Buddha

No one account gives the full story of the Buddha’s birth, and it seems that later sources may have added some exaggeration to the recorded accounts, including features that may seem superhuman.

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