Buddhism

  • 3 Things I Learnt as a Buddhist Monk

    Last time, I wrote about my two-year experience as a Buddhist Monk in a Taiwan Monastery, describing what day to day life was like. Today, I’d like to elaborate on the key lessons I learned during that ...

  • Life after being a Buddhist Monk – The Bodhi Life

    It's now been six months since I left the monastic life to return to the secular world. Before that, I was a Buddhist Monk in Taiwan's biggest monastery, Fo Guang Shan, studying, learning, and practicing ...

  • Life is a Great Lesson and Everything is Teaching Us

    In the movie Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks famously said, "Life is like a box of chocolate. You never know what you're going to get". The thing is, we are continually reminded of the validity of this quote ...

  • My Experience as a Buddhist Monk

    My two years as a Buddhist Monk in the world's biggest monastery, Fo Guang Shan Taiwan, was and most likely will ever be, the most profound and enriching experience of my life. Today I wish to share with ...

  • The Ultimate State of Nirvana and How to Realize it.

    Nirvana is the ultimate state of being where all types of suffering cease forever. It is a state of purity, peace, quiescence, and timelessness. Buddhism defines Nirvana as ending the perpetual cycle ...

  • What exactly is Non-Self and how do I live it?

    What is Non Self? The theory of Non-Self explains that within our own unique human experience, there is, in fact, no permanent, underlying entity we can truly identify as Me or I. This idea is easier ...