Sunday, 21 November 2010
When I started this blog just over a year ago I had no idea where it would ultimately go or what it would all mean. It started to help drive traffic to our main merchant website and then as I became more immersed in the topic of the Buddha and Buddhism and Buddhist culture it took on a life of its own slightly divorced from the original concept.
It has been guided by the Buddha's message “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth...not going all the way, and not starting.”
In that time we have roamed far and wide and for my 200th post it would be a good opportunity for review our audience stats to be the Best of the Buddha’s Face Blog (viewers choice). I will do my own favourites in a forthcoming blog.
The blog as of today has had over 11,500 page views and along with our Buddha’s Face You Tube Channel which has had over 30,000 views we are delighted that we have an audience on the web who wants to share some of our journey and joy.
Many thanks for stopping by I hope we have made a small difference. Don't forget our Buddhism 101 project - probably the most comprehensive Buddhist resource on the web.
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering - an image of death. Buddha
The Buddha’s Face Blog Top 10
(in terms of view counts)
In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true. Buddha
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha
Saturday, 20 November 2010
She reached breakthrough popularity with her single "O Superman" which charted at no 2 in the UK in 1981. Despite her Christian upbringing Laurie Anderson now identifies herself as a Buddhist.
Laurie Anderson is regarded as one of the most significant artists of this century; she is a poet, writer, visual artist, sculptor and humanitarian but best known as a singer , where her technical wizardry and amazing live shows have cemented her reputation as one of the world's most eccentric and unique performers.
As co-founder along with Madame Blavatsky they founded the Theosophical Society which is still going strong today and the launched it to advance the understanding of spiritual principles and the search for truth.
They arrived in Colombo,Sri Lanka in May 1880 and both took the 5 precepts at the Wijayananda Temple in Galle on May 19, 1880.
So important is this event believed to be in the westernization of Buddhism that the Sri Lankan government still honour his memory to this day and a statue was built to him outside Colombo's main railway station. He also created the multicoloured Buddhist flag. He died on February 17th 1907.
Friday, 19 November 2010
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
As part of our Buddhism 101 Project I have updated our complete blog index over at the Buddha's Face main merchant site .