Monthly Archives: November 2014

Chinese Buddhist Temples in the Philippines (as of 2011)

Name of temple and address | Location | Foundation year | Administration  Seng Guan Temple – 1176 Narra Street, Tondo | Manila | 1937 | Monks Hwa Chong Temple – Tugatug, Northern Hills, Malabon | Manila | 1953 | Monks Manila Buddha Temple – 1155 G. Masangkay St., Sta. Cruz | Manila | 1951 | Monks Fa Kong Temple – Sta. Mesa, Manila | Manila | 2010 | Monk Chong … Continue reading

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Early Buddhism in the Philippines

No written record exists about the early Buddhism in the Philippines. The recent archaeological discoveries and the few scant references in the other nations’s historical records can tell, however, about the existence of Buddhism from the 9th century onward in … Continue reading

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Mahayana Buddhism

Mahayana means great career or great vehicle.The Mahayana Buddhism movement originated from the split of the liberal Mahasanghikas from both orthodox Mulasarvastivadins and conservative Sthavira circa 250 BCE onward.  The Mahayana Buddhism refers to the complete teaching of the northern and … Continue reading

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Theravada Buddhism

Thera means a person that is firm and stable.  Thera designates an elder.  “He is not thereby an elder, merely because his head is gray… in whom are truth, virtue, harmlessness, restraint, and control, that wise man who is purged … Continue reading

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Welcome to Filipino Buddhism

This is a place for anyone to learn about the teachings and practices of the Buddha.  Those who are just beginning to explore Buddhism may want to first read about the basic ideas outlined in this book written by the Theravada … Continue reading

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