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The Life of Sariputra, One of the Chief...

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

Sariputra 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.



Mudita: The Buddhist Practice of Sympathetic Joy

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

In Buddhism, mudita is joy for the good fortune of others. Opening our hearts to sympathetic joy is a prerequisite for enlightenment.



Madhyamika: A Buddhist Teaching on Reality and...

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

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How the Doctrine of the Two Truths Explains...

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

The Two Truths Doctrine of Mahayana Buddhism explains the nature of reality.



Background on the Gelug or Geluk School of...

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

The Gelug or Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism, established in the 13th century, is the school associated with the Dalai Lama. Here is some background.



Jhannas or Dhyanas - A Progression of Buddhist...

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

An explanation of the jhanas or dhyanas as practiced in Theravada Buddhism.



The Five Dhyani Buddhas: Amoghasiddhi Buddha

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

The 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.



The Buddha's First Sermon

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Shinran Shonin - Founder of Jodo Shinshu Pure...

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

Shinran Shonin (1173-1262) was a rule-breaker and innovator who founded Jodo Shinshu, the largest school of Buddhism in Japan.



Buddhism: Is It a Philosophy or Religion?

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

Is Buddhism a philosophy or a religion? Clarifying this point is important to understanding Buddhism.



Buddhist Practice with the Five Hindrances

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

The Five Hindrances are states of mind that block the realization of enlightenment. The key to resolving the hindrances is to work with them.



The Dharmakaya, In Buddhism, Is Beyond...

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

The dharmakaya is one of the three bodies (trikaya) of the Buddha. It is the body that is unmanifested, beyond existence or nonexistence.



Perfection of Discerning Wisdom in Theravada...

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

In Theravada Buddhism, wisdom, or panna, refers primarily to penetrating insight into the true nature of reality.



Right Effort - Eightfold Path of Buddhism

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

A brief explanation of Right Effort as the sixth part of the Buddhist Eightfold Path



Dhyana Paramita - Perfection of Meditation

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

Meditation is the foundation of practice for many Buddhists. Dhyana paramita, the perfection of meditation or concentration, also is the foundation of wisdom.



The Buddha's Path to Happiness - An Introduction

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

We all want to be happy, but what is happiness, and how do we find it? Here is what the Buddha taught.



12 Links of Dependent Origination - Buddhist...

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

The Buddha said there are twelve links ( nidanas ) in the "chain" of Dependent Origination . Dependent



Buddhism Came to Tibet

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

This 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.



Samadhi

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

Samadhi, concentration, means. Buddhism.



The Fourth Noble Truth of Buddhism - The...

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

In the Fourth Noble Truth, the Buddha presented the path to enlightenment.



The Role of Karma in Natural Disasters - Don't...

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

Karma does not create natural disasters, according to the Buddha's teaching. It's incorrect to blame victims of natural disasters for their suffering.



The Five Dhyani Buddhas: Akshobhya Buddha

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

The 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.



Ananda Was the Buddha's Disciple and Attendant....

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

The 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.



The Vimalakirti Sutra

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

The Vimalakirti Sutra is a popular and influential Mahayana Buddhist scripture. This article provides a brief summary and background.



Buddhism in Sri Lanka

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

Buddhism 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.



Schools of Tibetan Buddhism

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

Tibetan Buddhism has developed into six distinctive major traditions - Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, Gelug, Jonang, and Bonpo. Here is a brief explanation of each.



Right Concentration Is One Part of the Buddha's...

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

Right Concentration is the eighth part of the Buddhist Eightfold Path. Through Right Concentration, the mind finds its way to wisdom and enlightenment.



The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Buddhism

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

The Buddha taught mindfulness by providing four foundations, or frames of reference, that we can use to train ourselves to be mindful.



Bowing as Buddhist Practice

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

Bowing is a practice found in all schools of Buddhism. Why and how do Buddhists bow?



What Are Buddhist Teachings on the Self?

2016-09-24T11:02:29Z

You 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?