Category Archives: Editorials

7 Ways to Make a Brighter 2018

Written by Nora Lawrence Edited by Dhamma A. For some, 2017 was great, others not so much. But no matter how much you loved or hated the year, one thing everybody would agree on is that they would want the next to be better. 2018 is a brand new year, here are some ways to […]

This is where your dream of becoming a Buddhist monk will become true

Written by Dennis Odeny Edited by Norah Lawrence What if you had 2 robes, a bowl and mat as your only belongings for 2 months in a foreign country? Well, that is exactly what happened to me during my 2 month stay at The Dhammakaya International Ordination Program. I have always regarded myself as a […]

This 17-Minute Chanting Can Boost Your Happiness

  What do you do when stress gets in the way when you are trying to reach your goals? Stop or keep going? Stress can often make the road to success unpleasant. However, paving your way towards success is much easier now than it was before. Recent scientific studies have found a magic wand to […]

Your Search has Come to An End: Vesak Day at Wat Phra Dhammakaya

  We are in a search, searching for what we may not know, or maybe, have a little idea of what it is. Searching, striving, cultivating, progressing…. Everyone is in a journey. But just why do we have to be born amidst such pain? Why do we have to get sick, get old, die miserably […]

10 Benefits of Chanting Buddha’s First Teaching

Buddha’s first teaching is commonly known  as “Dhammacakkappavatana Sutta” or “Dhammachak. Here are the 10 benefits you can gain when you keep up the chant. 1) Soothe & Calm the Mind: The holy passages contained in this Sutta have the power to soothe, calm and ready the mind for meditation. 2) Purify the Mind: When we chant […]

Meditate for a Better World

Written by Ping Wang, a Chinese living in USA.   When I first started meditating, I was at a very dark place in my life and  felt a big hole inside of me.  Then I ran into meditation, suddenly, as if a light came into my world, I found hope and started to follow that […]

5 Tips to Learn from Luang Por Dhammajayo’s Life

Written by Dennis Odeny Is sustainable World Peace through Inner Peace possible? Do you have a vision for your life? A life purpose; something you are ready to dream, live, work and do for the growth of Mother Earth? How does your vision help make this earth a better place for all? Does your life […]

The Light of My Life

Written by Nena Nimityongskul, M.D.   Luang Phor Dhammajayo is the light of my life. To me he is the world’s true ambassador for world peace. As a little girl he taught me how to meditate and live my life the right way. I was able to find my way out of the obstacles and […]

Things to do at Wat Phra Dhammakaya

Article by Nora Lawrence Video by Nolan Pokpongkiat   Wat Phra Dhammakaya is best known for its immense size and modern design. The sheer size of the temple makes it impossible to fully explore Wat Phra Dhammakaya in a single day, but for those who have just one day to visit the temple, here’s a […]