Buddhism beliefs

Origins of Buddhism, History of Buddhism, Beliefs of Buddhism

Most historians agree that Buddhism originated in northern India in the 5th century BCE. Siddhartha observed the suffering in the world and set off in search of an antidote. Through meditation and analysis, he attained a state of enlightened being which marked the end of attachments (and therefore suffering), and ultimately, upon his death, release […]

Buddhism facts

7 facts about Buddhism that will surprise you | Buddhist Beliefs | Buddhist history

From reincarnation to koans to the selection of the Dali Lama, Buddhism is a fascinating and unique way of life that has some surprises in store for those who do not know it. Stemming from the ancient teachings of the Buddha, it is currently the 4th largest religion in the world, with more than 495 […]


Buddhism, at a glance – Beliefnet

Shutterstock.com With between 488 and 535 million practitioners, Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world. But what do you really know? If you’re like most, you might associate Buddhism with vague notions of spirituality and the practices of meditation and yoga. But what is it, really? It started with the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, […]

Buddhism beliefs

Tibetan monks will share their beliefs and practices with the Penn State community October 22-26

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State and the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development will host Tibetan Buddhist monks from Tashi Kyil Monastery for a week-long visit to University Park Oct. 22-26. On Monday morning October 22, the monks will begin their work on a sand mandala in the garden room of the Pasquerilla spiritual […]