Buddhism

Basic Teachings of Buddhism

Buddhism is fast becoming a popular religion, even among Americans. It is attractive to people who prefer a secular world view, but who also want some spiritual guidance for their …

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Is Karma Real

Have any of you ever heard of The Ice Man? His name was Richard Kuklinski. He murdered over 200 people. All the while, leading a happy home life with a …

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The Wisdom of Zen

Wisdom is the truth of God being lived rightly from his love. The wisdom of Zen is one way to do this. This wisdom is slowly accumulated from our understanding …

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A Short History of Buddhism

Like anything else, in order to understand Buddhism, we must first understand it’s rooted. As to understand how modern Buddhism began, we will first travel back in time to view …

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Royal Religios Rigoris

Siddhartha Gautama had a life of contradictions. He was born to a mighty warrior and a member of royalty. As was the custom a seer was called on at his …

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Children of Buddha

The Buddha was born Prince Siddhartha of a kingdom in India and had grown disillusioned with the life of riches and privilege that he had been born into. While riding …

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Tibetan Buddhist Meditation

There are many reasons to learn meditation techniques. For non-Buddhists, meditation can be used to achieve physical and mental health and a sense of calmness and relaxation. Within the Buddhist …

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What it Takes to be Buddhist

First of all, there is faith. First, you start with a healthy skeptical faith, you try meditation and/or you try chanting and you try to apply the precepts Buddha taught …

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The Life of Buddha

The figure we know today as the Buddha was born Siddhartha Gautama, around 500 BCE in Nepal. He lived a very affluent life and had parents that kept him sheltered …

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Cunda Buddhas Death

A Buddhist sutra, ‘Book of the Great Decease‘ preserves for us several tellings of the historical Buddha’s life and death. Often, Buddha was referred to as Tathagata – One[He]Who Has …

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Basic Beliefs of Buddhism

The Buddha himself summarized the teachings (dharma) well when he said, “Avoid evildoing (harming), practice virtue well, subdue your mind”. This is the core of Buddhist beliefs. It is based …

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Buddhism Views on Abortion

“The line between lawful and unlawful abortion will be marked by the fact of having sensation and being alive.”- Aristotle Even in ancient Greece, mankind struggled with the debate over …

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The Major Schools of Buddhism

There are three major schools of Buddhism. First of all, the school of ‘Theravada‘ (also known as Hinayana’) which is dominant in Southeast Asia and began in the first century …

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