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Alan Peto
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New Article! Happy 2,641st Birthday Buddha!

It's been a while since I've written a new article, and here is my latest! Was recently at my Dharma temple and participated in the Buddha's Birthday Dharma service, and also bathed the Buddha. Get an inside look about what this is all about in this article!

http://www.alanpeto.com/buddhism/buddha-birthday/

And a special happy Vesak to all my Theravadin friends out there!

#Buddhism #BuddhaBirthday

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Prayers for all those who have lost their lives to violence, hatred, and fear of others. Much metta to their families who continue to suffer. 
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Buddhist Emoji

I think Buddhism Emoji would be a great thing! Unfortunately we don't have any. But who better to start this off with than, Bodhidharma! I think the "rolling eyes emoji" works perfect for this statue of him I saw at my temple, Hsi Lai.

Enjoy!

#Buddhism #Buddhist #Emoji

Who was Bodhidharma? Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch. (Wikipedia)
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Officially took the Five Precepts last Sunday at +Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple 佛光山西來寺. We had thunder and rain five seconds after this photo ;)

#Buddhism
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The road ahead looks bright and right
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Q: Why take refuge?
A: When a Buddhist practitioner decides to take refuge in the Triple Gem, it represents a stronger life commitment to learn, practice, and embody the virtues of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

~Ven. #MasterHsingYun #buddhism #hsilaitemple
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The Buddha's Birthday is coming up this Sunday! That means he gets his yearly bath! While this tradition ("bathing the Buddha") seems like ritual and superstition, it actually isn't. Learn more in my article: http://www.alanpeto.com/buddhism/buddhist-superstition/

#Buddhism #BuddhaBirthday
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I've created a new Collection on Google+ called "The Healthy Buddhist". As Buddhists, we are not immune from unhealthy eating, living, or other things that make us suffer in samsara! This collection is not "Buddhism" specific, but is designed to help you, the Buddhist, remain healthy, live better, and be able to continue your Buddhist practice. How we treat our bodies is as important as how we treat our mind. Please be sure to "follow" this new collection if you are interested (otherwise you will not see the posts if you only follow my Buddhism collection).

Let me know what you think!

#HealthyBuddhist

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Don't think meditation prevents strokes! 7 signs you may be having a stroke. http://www.rd.com/health/conditions/am-i-having-stroke/ #HealthyBuddhist

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