Nepal – the country of Mt. Everest and Buddha

Nepal – the country of Mt. Everest and Buddha

Posts Tagged ‘Bhutan’

Bhutan’s Forgotten People Part 1

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 24, 2014

In the 1990s, the Himalayan Shangri-La of Bhutan expelled a sixth of its population. Today these refugees are struggling to accept life in exile. 101 East is Al Jazeera’s weekly Asian current affairs programme covers a dynamic region with diverse cultures and conflicting politics. With special reports, interviews and debates, 101 East tackles the issues that unify and divide Asia. Here is a special report from 101 East on Bhutan’s forgotten people:

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Buddhist Teachings

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 17, 2011

Buddhism is a philosophy of life expounded by Gautama Buddha (“Buddha” means “enlightened one”), who born in Lumbini, Nepal in the 6th Century B.C. The Buddha was not a god and the philosophy of Buddhism does not entail any theistic world-view. The teachings of the Buddha are aimed solely to liberate sentient beings from suffering.The Basic Teachings of Buddha which are core of Buddhism are-

The Three Universal Truth
The Four Noble Truth
The Noble Eightfold Path

In Buddhism, the law of karma, says “for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according as its cause was skillful or unskillful.” Therefore, the law of Karma teaches that responsibility for unskillful actions is born by the person who commits them.

After his enlightenment, he went to the Deer Park near the holy city of Benares and shared his new understanding with five holy men. They understood immediately and became his disciples. This marked the beginning of the Buddhist community. For the next forty-five years, the Buddha and his disciples went from place to place in India spreading the Dharma, his teachings. Their compassion knew no bounds, they helped everyone along the way, beggars, kings and slave girls. At night, they would sleep where they were; when hungry they would ask for a little food. Read the rest of this entry »

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BHUTAN: Nepali-ethnic Bhutanese observe Dasain

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 19, 2010

The Himalayan Beacon

Nepali-ethnic Bhutanese communities across the globe celebrated Dasain, one of biggest Nepali festivals, with various

A Bhutanese mother in North Carolina offers teeka to her children. Photo/Abi Subedi

programs, our correspondents reported.

 

US celebration

According to our correspondent Deepesh Subedi, resettled Bhutanese in Boise city of Idaho gathered together to celebrate Dashain in one of the apartment complex play ground that began with the Durga Puja today. Read the rest of this entry »

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