Buddhism

5 books to get your Buddhism through poetry

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. According to Dictionary.com, Buddhism is “a religion […] arguing that life is full of suffering caused by desire and that the way to end this suffering is through enlightenment which stops the endless sequence of birth and death […]

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Mix agriculture, education and zen

Mike Barreda hosts the Zen Delaplane group on Saturday mornings in the old Blue Ridge Farm pigsty. He runs a cattle farm near Upperville, teaches at a local private school, and mediates weekly with a handful of Zen practitioners. In constant search of “meaning” through work and personal activities, Mike Barreda remains committed. “I’ve always […]

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Is Buddhism a religion? | Dr Jay N. Forrest

The Buddha said: “The practitioner will find great joy and attain the final state of rest by having confidence in the religion of the Buddha, discovering the happiness of ending mental conditioning” (Dhp 381). Is Buddhism a religion? It seems like a simple question until you realize that there is little agreement on what Buddhism […]

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Court rejects constitutional challenge to critical teaching on Islamic terrorism

I think that’s generally quite fair, and indeed an important victory for academic freedom; professors, including those in public colleges, should be able to speak freely about religious belief systems (Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or whatever), no less than other belief systems. Of Sabra v. Maricopa County Comm. College Dist.decided this morning by Judge […]