A Buddhist Sunday – Nālandā

Nālandā (नालन्दा) was a huge Buddhist Monastery complex (a mahāvihāra) in what is now Bihar, India. It was also known as a centre of learning and is by some historians called a university. It predates European universities like Oxford by at least 500 years. Nālandā attracted people from all over India, Nepal, Tibet, China and even as…

A Buddhist Sunday

It is said that the Buddha had two eminent gurus after he had left his home and after a while he surpassed them both. After that he followed a path of extreme asceticism. A popular belief was that the body gets in the way of spiritual development and that by starving the body the mind is able to…