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Yeshe Tsogyal - Tibetan Woman Buddhist Master
Yeshe Tsogyal was a Tibetan princess who through her relationship with Padmasambhava, the Indian master who brought Buddhism to Tibet, became an enlightened Buddhist teacher and the most revered female figure in Tibetan Buddhism.
Movies are a great way to learn about Buddhism, and there are many available. Here's a list of Buddhist feature films and documentaries, all of which are readily available for rental or purchase.
Pajapati - Stepmom to Buddha and First Nun
Maha Pajapati Gotami was the Buddha's foster mother, raising him from infancy, and as an adult persuaded him to allow an order of Buddhist nuns, one of the first women religious orders in the world.
Thich Nhat Hanh's Peaceful Action, Open Heart
The Venerable Zen master, bestselling author, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh has recently re-released his lovely commentary on the Lotus sutra, one of the defining teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, which states anyone can become a Buddha.
Bodhidharma - First Patriarch of Zen Buddhism
Many legends are associated with the life of Bodhidharma, first patriarch of Zen Buddhism, including his association with the famous Shaolin Temple in China, and by extension, Chinese martial arts.
Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate - Review
This latest release from punk rocker/Zen master/Buddhist blogger Brad Warner cuts through any delusions you may have about Buddhist teachers, while providing an entertaining introduction to Zen Buddhism.
10 Frequently Asked Questions About Buddhism
Answers to 10 frequently asked questions about Buddhism. This is the place to start if you are new to Buddhism - or even if you're not.
Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children - Review
This book offers great insight into mindful parenting for anyone, and shows how Buddhist philosophies and practices can be applied to our daily lives.
Books for Introducing 3-8 Year Olds to Mindfulness
With stress and stimulus levels rocketing for children today, any child can benefit from Buddhist concepts such as mindfulness, meditation, and loving-kindness. This article briefly reviews books for introducing these to young children, and related articles do the same for older children and teens.
Books for Introducing 9-12 Year Olds to Buddhism
This article briefly reviews three books for introducing 9-12 year old to Buddhist themes such as mindfulness and compassion, as well as for teaching them about the Life of the Buddha and basic Buddhist tenets such as the Four Noble Truths.
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