meditation and buddhist lecture
CERTIFIED M.A. IN BUDDHIST STUDY BASED IN EDMONTON, ALBERTA
Discover the major world religion with a rich philosophical and spiritual tradition.
Share your experience and ask questions or even discuss topics of mutual interest of Buddhism.
Learn Buddhism the right way by our instructors from M.A. in Buddhist Study.
– HH Grand Master Sheng-Yen Lu
A child, crafting a sand pagoda with a pure heart, can achieve rebirth in the Thirty-Three Heavens. Conversely, those who construct tangible pagodas driven by worldly ambitions for fame and material wealth find themselves unable to ascend to the heavenly realms.
Siddhartha Gautama (or Gotama) – a prince borne in 500 B.C. (present is at Lumbini, Nepal) who seeks for the answers of birth, old age, sickness and death at the age of 19 and left his royal kingdom life with renunciation into ascetic life. According to Buddhism, he achieves enlightenment at the age of 36 and everyone named him as “Shakyamuni Buddha”. He then starts his teaching “the path to awakening” for 49 years until in Nirvana.
Both Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism revere “Shakyamuni Buddha” as the primary teacher.