Buddha’s Kalama Sutta & 30 Days

In the Kalama Sutta, the Buddha teaches that we should not believe anything simply because it sounds right or good. He says: ‘Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing, nor upon tradition, nor upon rumor, nor upon what is in a scripture, nor upon...

Thailand: Gold Covered Fetuses?

Disturbing news articles from many news sources such as Daily Mail and CNN, have recently come out about a Taiwanese man of British citizenship was caught in Thailand with boxes of roasted human fetuses that were to be used for religious purposes. Covered in...

Thailand: Miraculous Testimony

This is a Thailand Miracle Testimony from this year that you have to hear! I just finished editing it. God is moving among the Buddhist world. Are we ready to move with him or will we find ourselves unprepared like some mentioned in the testimony. Watch and be amazed...

Thai Woman Encounters God

Update: Click here for part of this lady’s testimony in her own words. I have to tell you this testimony while it is fresh on my mind from today.  It is an incredible witness to how God Himself is at work to bring Buddhist people to know his son Jesus Christ....

Steve Jobs Was A Buddhist?

Steve Jobs, the CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, was an extraordinary man.  There is no doubt that he has left an indelible mark on history. His recent unexpected death at the early age of 56 has many people wondering about his personal faith. He has been known...

Buddhism:Three Principle Problems

There are three principle problems outlined in Thai Buddhist teaching: They are: Ignorance- “Awicha” Craving- “Tanha” Clinging- “Upataan” In addition, there is the idea that everything in this world is unstable and transitory...

Missions: Building Bridges or Walls?

Some of my friends in Thailand can get disconcerted when they hear that I spend alot of my time talking with Buddhists.  They may hear a word or phrase that I use in the Thai language that is more “Buddhist” than “Christian” and their minds are...

The Craziness of Samsara

Samsara.   What is it?   Essentially it is the Buddhist cycle of birth, rebirth, pain, and suffering thought to be common to all of humanity. Buddhists would call it “rebirth”, others maybe “reincarnation.” How could it practically play out in...

Thai Culture & Affirmation

Thoughts from 2011 while working in Thailand. Craving affirmation; I think its something we all do at one time or another.   As human beings we are hard wired for affirmation.  We respond to it. When encouragement and affirmation comes from a person we admire or...

Buddhism is Natural

Buddhist friends like to tell me that Buddhism is natural (dhammachardt). The Thai word for nature comes from the word for Buddhist teaching (dhamma). So we see that the two are thought to be one and the same. But what if there is something above nature;...

Eat Meat and Suffer Karma?

In the very basic level of Theravada Thai Buddhism are the 5 Prohibitions of the Buddha. The very first one is “Ham khaa sat” in Thai or “don’t kill animals.”   When speaking with a revered monk friend, he acknowledged that this was a...

Is the Buddha a Higher Power?

As some people, like Tiger Woods for instance, go through the process of dealing with addiction, many are encouraged to look to a “higher power”  or a “god as we understand him” in order to help them overcome. People in 12 step programs are...

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