2016-12-05T11:02:00Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >"Buddhists are
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZDoes Buddhism teach that hell is a real place? Or is it an allegory of our psychological projections?
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZA look at Buddhist approach to morality, which avoids absolutes and rigid commandments and encourages you to weigh and analyze situations on your own.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZMeditation is the foundation of practice for many Buddhists. Dhyana paramita, the perfection of meditation or concentration, also is the foundation of wisdom.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZAs you study Buddhism you may run into mention of the 31 Realms. Here is a handy-dandy beginner's guide to them.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZBuddhist scholars generally understand a Pure Land as a transcendent state of being. In Asian folklore, Pure Land is thought of as a real place.
2016-12-05T11:02:00Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Definition: Rohatsu
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZBodhi Day is the commemoration of the Buddha's enlightenment, observed by Mahayana Buddhists of east Asia.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZThe dharmakaya is one of the three bodies (trikaya) of the Buddha. It is the body that is unmanifested, beyond existence or nonexistence.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZWhat is Vesak? Vesak is a major Buddhist holiday observing the historical Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death (Parinirvana). Learn how it is observed.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZDeveloping the Five Powers greatly strengthens Buddhist practice.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZHuayan (or Hya-yen) is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that flourished in Tang Dynasty China and deeply influenced other schools of Mahayana, including Zen.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZBuddhist texts and teachers sometimes refer to Mount Meru, also called Sumeru (Sanskrit) or Sineru (Pali). Mount Meru is a sacred mountain in Buddhist, Hindu and Jain mythology. For a time, the existence (or not) of Meru was a heated controversy.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZTo become a Buddhist is to take refuge in the Three Jewels, also called the Three Treasures -- the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZThe creature holding the Wheel of Life in his hooves is Yama, the wrathful dharmapala who is Lord of the Hell Realm. Dharmapalas are not evil beings, but rather are the fierce protectors of Buddhism and Buddhists. Page 2.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZWhen is Buddha's birthday? The date varies from year to year and place to place. Here is a guide to the several observances in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZThe Buddha and his first disciples had no fixed place to call home. They slept under trees and begged for all of their food. Their only clothes were robes they patched together from cloth taken from rubbish heaps.
2016-12-05T11:02:00Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Definition: In
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZTibetan Buddhism has developed into six distinctive major traditions - Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, Gelug, Jonang, and Bonpo. Here is a brief explanation of each.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZSamadhi, concentration, means. Buddhism.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZIs there prayer in Buddhism? No, and yes, depending on what you mean by prayer. Here is a brief explanation.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZDorje Shugden is an iconic character from Tibetan mythology with a loyal following. At a time when Tibetan Buddhism is in diaspora and under terrible stress, Shugden followers seem bent on destroying Tibetan Buddhism altogether -- in the name of saving it.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZThe Six Realms of Buddhism are a description of conditioned existence, or samsara, into which beings are reborn. They may be understood as allegories.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZThe Buddha taught mindfulness by providing four foundations, or frames of reference, that we can use to train ourselves to be mindful.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZThe Avatamsaka Sutra is a work of sumptuous imagery that presents all phenomena as interpenetrating.
2016-12-05T11:02:00Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >It's a basic Buddhist
2016-12-05T11:02:00Zclass="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Often people wonder
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZThe Dalai Lama said that kindness is his religion. Here is some reflection on what he might have meant.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZExplore common concepts of evil as a characteristic or a force compared to Buddhist teachings. Examine further how karma relates to good and evil.
2016-12-05T11:02:00ZAnger is a poison and an obstacle to enlightenment, the Buddha said. Yet we all get angry. What does Buddhism teach about dealing with anger?