Lankāvatāra Sūtra

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The Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra is one of the most important sutras (sacred texts) of Mahayana Buddhism. According to tradition, these are …

Ananda

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Ananda was the first cousin of the Buddha – he was said to have been born on the same day …

Nichiren Buddhism

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Nichiren Buddhism is a Japanese Buddhist movement in the Mahayana tradition. Nichiren Buddhism differs from other schools of Buddhism in …

Kimono

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The kimono is representative of Japan’s culture and heritage, and there are different types of kimono worn to complement every …

Mahākāśyapa

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THE FIRST ANCESTOR, One day, the World-honoured One offered up a flower with a  twinkle  in  His  eye;  Mahakasyapa’s  face  …

Mahayana Buddhism

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Mahayana, ( Sanskrit: “Greater Vehicle” – literally, the “Greater Ox-Cart”)  is a spiritual movement that arose within Indian Buddhism around …

Schools of Buddhism

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Buddhism is one of the oldest religions of the world. Buddhism is practiced by a large number of people in …