Buddhism

The Buddhist Concept of Mindfulness

Mindfulness Insight Meditation: Insight meditation or vipassana takes quite a different approach to that of calm or Samatha meditation. Whereas calm meditation is about concentrating the mind, insight meditation is …

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What is a Buddhist Moment

Moment. Be in the moment. Live in the moment. Be mindful of each moment. Just what is a moment? Anyone who studies Zen, Buddhist meditation techniques or spent time in …

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Mahayana Buddhism Explained

Around the same time as Christianity began to spread across the Near East and the Occident, a new movement began to flourish within traditional Buddhism, which was called the Great …

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Morality in Buddhism

Understanding the Moral codes in Buddhism Moral codes in Buddhism are different depending on if you are a lay Buddhist or if you belong to the Buddhist clergy (Sangha). For …

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Relics of the Buddha

In December 1999 the United Nations recognized Vesak as an internationally important day and twelve relics of the Buddha gathered from Myanmar, Thailand, and Sri Lanka were put on display …

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Buddhism for Everyday People

There isn’t a guide or welcome pack on “How to Convert to Buddhism.” Sure, there are principles and guidelines to follow, but it’s really more about revealing the Buddhahood within …

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An Introduction to Buddhist Art

Buddhists have been producing art for 2,500 years across two continents, so, rather than trying to introduce it all, I will share the most inspiring and exciting bits. Original, ancient …

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Bodhisathva

Buddhism is a practical way of living a noble life that helps in cultivating kindness, forgiveness, empathy and enlightening. The teachings in Buddhism will become mere knowledge fillers if it …

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Zen Koan Moving Flag

Case: Two monks argued about a temple flag waving in the breeze. One said, “It is the flag that moves.” The other said, “It is the breeze moving.” Just then, …

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The Three Marks of Existence

The Three Marks of Existence The Buddha taught that all things in life have three inescapable factors underlying them. To understand each of them at an experiential level is to …

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Buddhism Burial Rituals

Death has a special meaning to Buddhists because it signals the transition from one cycle of existence to another. The solemnity, dignity, and grieving that is characteristic of other religions’ …

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Benefits of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is the title of the Lotus Sutra, which according to Shakyamuni Buddha is the heart of all Buddhist teachings. Nichiren Daishonin began the practice of chanting …

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Buddhism vs Christianity

Having developed somewhat of an interest in Buddhism, for my own personal reasons I will keep the reasons for my interest private.  What I have found is that this is …

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Buddhism

In the history of Indian religions, Buddhism occupies a unique place, first, for throwing open its portals not only to the Indians of all strata of the society but also …

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