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Shakyamuni Buddha

PHOTOS: Buddhist 'Eye Opening' Ceremony In Japan

Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion

On Oct. 15, 2011, Shinnyo-en Buddhism celebrated the re-inspiriting of the Nirvana Buddha sculpture in the renovated Nirvana Hall at Oyasono, the head...

Bodhi Day: Celebrating The Buddha's Enlightenment

Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Ph.D.

Today, all over the world, Zen Buddhists are celebrating the day of the Buddha's enlightenment. Known in Japan as "Rohatsu," this Bodhi Day marks the defining event in the legend of Shakyamuni Buddha: his enlightenment experience.