2016-09-24T11:02:29ZSariputra was one of the Buddha's foremost disciples, known for his generous spirit. He appears in several sutras. Here is a brief account of his life.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZIn Buddhism, mudita is joy for the good fortune of others. Opening our hearts to sympathetic joy is a prerequisite for enlightenment.
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2016-09-24T11:02:29ZThe Two Truths Doctrine of Mahayana Buddhism explains the nature of reality.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZThe Gelug or Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism, established in the 13th century, is the school associated with the Dalai Lama. Here is some background.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZAn explanation of the jhanas or dhyanas as practiced in Theravada Buddhism.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZThe Five Dhyani Buddhas are transcendent Buddhas visualized in tantric meditation. The five Buddhas are Aksobhya, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, Ratnasambhava and Vairocana. Each represents a different aspect of enlightened consciousness to aid in spiritual transformation. Often in Vajrayana art they are arranged in a mandala, with Vairocana in the center. Page 3.
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2016-09-24T11:02:29ZShinran Shonin (1173-1262) was a rule-breaker and innovator who founded Jodo Shinshu, the largest school of Buddhism in Japan.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZIs Buddhism a philosophy or a religion? Clarifying this point is important to understanding Buddhism.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZThe Five Hindrances are states of mind that block the realization of enlightenment. The key to resolving the hindrances is to work with them.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZThe dharmakaya is one of the three bodies (trikaya) of the Buddha. It is the body that is unmanifested, beyond existence or nonexistence.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZIn Theravada Buddhism, wisdom, or panna, refers primarily to penetrating insight into the true nature of reality.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZA brief explanation of Right Effort as the sixth part of the Buddhist Eightfold Path
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZMeditation is the foundation of practice for many Buddhists. Dhyana paramita, the perfection of meditation or concentration, also is the foundation of wisdom.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZWe all want to be happy, but what is happiness, and how do we find it? Here is what the Buddha taught.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZThe Buddha said there are twelve links ( nidanas ) in the "chain" of Dependent Origination . Dependent
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZThis is a brief history of Tibetan Buddhism from in 641 CE, when King Songtsen Gampo unified Tibet and married two Buddhist princesses, to 1642, when the 5th Dalai Lama became ruler of Tibet.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZSamadhi, concentration, means. Buddhism.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZIn the Fourth Noble Truth, the Buddha presented the path to enlightenment.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZKarma does not create natural disasters, according to the Buddha's teaching. It's incorrect to blame victims of natural disasters for their suffering.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZThe Five Dhyani Buddhas are transcendent Buddhas visualized in tantric meditation. The five Buddhas are Aksobhya, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, Ratnasambhava and Vairocana. Each represents a different aspect of enlightened consciousness to aid in spiritual transformation. Often in Vajrayana art they are arranged in a mandala, with Vairocana in the center.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZThe story of Ananda, a disciple and a chief attendant of the Buddha. Ananda is credited with preserving the Buddha's sermons and for the ordination of nuns.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZThe Vimalakirti Sutra is a popular and influential Mahayana Buddhist scripture. This article provides a brief summary and background.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZBuddhism came to Sri Lanka in the 3rd century BCE. Here is a very brief history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, from its beginnings to the end of the 19th century.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZTibetan Buddhism has developed into six distinctive major traditions - Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, Gelug, Jonang, and Bonpo. Here is a brief explanation of each.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZRight Concentration is the eighth part of the Buddhist Eightfold Path. Through Right Concentration, the mind finds its way to wisdom and enlightenment.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZThe Buddha taught mindfulness by providing four foundations, or frames of reference, that we can use to train ourselves to be mindful.
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZBowing is a practice found in all schools of Buddhism. Why and how do Buddhists bow?
2016-09-24T11:02:29ZYou can find Buddhist teachings about finding the self, losing the self, small self, big self, original self, true self, and no self. What's a self?