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Buddhists Don't Have to Be Nice - Avoiding...

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

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Is Buddhist Hell Real or Allegory?

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

Does Buddhism teach that hell is a real place? Or is it an allegory of our psychological projections?



How Buddhism Approaches Morality

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

A look at Buddhist approach to morality, which avoids absolutes and rigid commandments and encourages you to weigh and analyze situations on your own.



Dhyana Paramita - Perfection of Meditation

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

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



What Are the Thirty-One Realms of Buddhism?

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

As you study Buddhism you may run into mention of the 31 Realms. Here is a handy-dandy beginner's guide to them.



What Are the Origins and Practices of Pure Land...

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

Buddhist scholars generally understand a Pure Land as a transcendent state of being. In Asian folklore, Pure Land is thought of as a real place.



Rohatsu, or Bodhi Day, Is an Observation of the...

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Bodhi Day - Observing the Buddha's Enlightenment

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

Bodhi Day is the commemoration of the Buddha's enlightenment, observed by Mahayana Buddhists of east Asia.



The Dharmakaya, In Buddhism, Is Beyond...

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

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



Vesak Is the Observance of the Buddha's Birth,...

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

What is Vesak? Vesak is a major Buddhist holiday observing the historical Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death (Parinirvana). Learn how it is observed.



The Five Powers

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

Developing the Five Powers greatly strengthens Buddhist practice.



Huayan Buddhism - School of the Interpenetratio...

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

Huayan (or Hya-yen) is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that flourished in Tang Dynasty China and deeply influenced other schools of Mahayana, including Zen.



Is Mount Meru Still the Center of the Universe...

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

Buddhist 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.



Becoming a Buddhist - Taking Refuge in the...

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

To become a Buddhist is to take refuge in the Three Jewels, also called the Three Treasures -- the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha.



The Wheel of Life: Yama, Lord of the Underworld

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

The 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.



When Is Buddha's Birthday? A Guide to the...

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

When 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.



The First Buddhist Monks

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

The 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.



Sambhogakaya Is One of the Three Bodies of a...

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Schools of Tibetan Buddhism

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

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



Samadhi

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

Samadhi, concentration, means. Buddhism.



Do Buddhists Pray?

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

Is there prayer in Buddhism? No, and yes, depending on what you mean by prayer. Here is a brief explanation.



The Dorje Shugden Controversy in Tibetan Buddhism

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

Dorje 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.



The Six Realms of Desire in the Buddhist Wheel...

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

The Six Realms of Buddhism are a description of conditioned existence, or samsara, into which beings are reborn. They may be understood as allegories.



The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Buddhism

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

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



The Avatamsaka Sutra Is a Buddhist Scripture on...

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

The Avatamsaka Sutra is a work of sumptuous imagery that presents all phenomena as interpenetrating.



Wrathful Deities of Buddhism

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Enlightenment and Nirvana: Can You Have One...

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

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Buddhism: Practicing a Religion of Kindness

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

The Dalai Lama said that kindness is his religion. Here is some reflection on what he might have meant.



Evil in Buddhism -- How Buddhists Understand Evil

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

Explore common concepts of evil as a characteristic or a force compared to Buddhist teachings. Examine further how karma relates to good and evil.



What Buddhism Teaches About Anger

2016-12-05T11:02:00Z

Anger is a poison and an obstacle to enlightenment, the Buddha said. Yet we all get angry. What does Buddhism teach about dealing with anger?