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The Kendal Buddhist Society thanks Venerable Piyatissa for 20 years of teaching

For the past 20 years the Kendal Buddhist Society group has had the pleasure of hosting visits and lessons from Venerable Piyatissa who brings over 50 years of knowledge and experience to the group. Venerable Piyatissa, who began his journey into Buddhism at the University of Sri Lanka, and spread his teachings on meditation, Buddhist […]

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Interesting facts about the different religions of the world

There are many different religions in the world and each has its own unique belief system. Some people believe religion is a personal choice, while others believe it is something you were born into. Read on to find out more about what makes these different faiths different! Islam is one of the fastest growing religions […]

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Dr Ambedkar converts to Buddhism

Sixty-five years ago, today, October 14, 1965, Dr BR Ambedkar shook India when he converted to Buddhism. I try to note the major events of his life. Partly because it deserves to be celebrated. But also to allow people who may not know him otherwise to know a little more about this remarkable figure of […]

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After Michael Jerryson (1974-2021) No one will ever look at Buddhism the same way

It may not be too much of a stretch to say that after Michael Jerryson no one will view Buddhism in the same way. Others have written about Buddhist violence and war, of course, but Jerryson brought it to the public’s attention in a way that couldn’t be ignored. Michael Jerryson / Facebook When he […]

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The giant behind the revival of Buddhism

Our most venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thera was born on January 20, 1827. It was a dark time in Sri Lanka’s history when the country which suffered greatly under the suffocating rule of Portuguese and Dutch settlers at the time, was forced to officially surrender himself to the British Empire. Thus, on March 2, 1815, […]

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Is Buddhism a religion

Buddhism is one of the five world religions found in every list of major religions. The other four are Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Christianity. These five are included in every list of the great religions of the world because of their number of adherents, their international spread, and their influence on historical events. The list […]

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How Buddhism Can Help Cambodia Get Through the Pandemic

For all Cambodians, 2020 has been a difficult year characterized by the battle between the nation and COVID-19, an invisible enemy that has today claimed 1.81 million lives worldwide. The year also saw Cambodia face one of the worst socio-economic calamities in its history, with millions of people suffering. In an exclusive interview with the […]

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7 Moral Principles of Buddhism Money: “It’s a Matter of Mental Economy”

Karma “The mind precedes all mental states. The spirit is their leader; they are all worked by the mind. If with an unclean spirit a person speaks or acts, suffering follows – like the wheel that follows the ox’s foot. The mind precedes all mental states. The spirit is their leader; they are all worked […]

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Tina Turner finds form of Lord’s Prayer in Buddhism – within her religious views

Singer-songwriter Tina Turner, also known as the Queen of Rock & Roll, has been very open about her religious beliefs and what led her to become a Buddhist. Tina Turner’s life has been full of ups and downs. The 60s and 70s were probably the most difficult decades of her life, as that was when […]

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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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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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Understanding Basic Buddhist Beliefs – SpokaneFāVS

Sponsored article Have you ever been to Thailand? As Bangkok is the most visited city in the world, chances are you will. If so, you will know that in addition to being known for its beautiful beaches, it is also known as a deeply religious city full of stunning Buddhist temples. You may have visited […]

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Buddhism: principles of the teaching of Buddhism

Buddhism is a religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, born in the 5th century BC in what is today Nepal and northern India. He was called “the Buddha”, which means “awakened”, after experiencing a deep awareness of the nature of life, death and existence. In English, the Buddha is said to be enlightened, […]

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Is Buddhism Scientific or Religious?

The following article is taken from one of the last lectures in our online course, Buddhism for beginners. John Dunne, Buddhist scholar and practitioner, presents the origins, teachings, and historical development of Buddhism in this course for beginners and beyond. Here he takes a closer look at the ongoing debate as to whether Buddhism should […]

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Buddhism and its origins

It’s hard to find a self-help book today that doesn’t praise the benefits of meditation, mindfulness, and yoga. Many people engage in meditation and other practices associated with Buddhism. But not everyone realizes the intricacies of religion, according to Stanford expert Paul Harrison. (Image credit: FatCamera / Getty Images) Many of these practices are rooted […]

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Buddhism, the good and the bad

My previous article describes a week-long silent Buddhist retreat I took last month that touched me more than I expected. In this article, I will offer some additional thoughts on experience and on Buddhism. Happiness versus truth Western Buddhists insist that Buddhism is not a religion, it is a science, an empirical method for analyzing […]

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Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy?

If you were to follow the flow of psychology and neuroscience books published over the past two decades, you would think Buddhism is a complex philosophical system devised by a man with an insight for the emergence of psychoanalysis and philosophy somehow. 2,400 years later. road. Indeed, Buddhism lends itself to emerging sciences in a […]

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Why Americans See Buddhism as a Philosophy Rather Than a Religion — Quartz

In East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the death of the Buddha and his entry into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, the Buddha’s enlightenment is commemorated during the December holiday season, with a short children’s talk, candlelight service, and potluck after the celebration. Welcome to American Buddhism. Early Influences […]

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Why so many Americans think Buddhism is just a philosophy

In East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the death of the Buddha and his entry into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, the enlightenment of the Buddha is commemorated during the December holiday season, with a short lecture for the kids, a candle light service, and a potluck dinner after […]

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Buddhism for beginners – Lion’s Roar

New to Buddhism or Meditation? Then you probably have a lot of questions – and you will find some useful answers here, in the form of articles by The roar of the lion and Buddhadharma. Buddha Shakyamuni. Lacquered wood, Myanmar, 15th century. Courtesy of LACMA. Contents What do Buddhists believe? Buddhists have many different beliefs […]

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There is a misogynistic aspect of Buddhism that no one talks about – Quartz India

Hinduism is patriarchal. No doubt about it. The same is true of Christianity and Islam, Sikhism and Shintoism, Jainism and Judaism. But Buddhism? It is not the first religion that comes to mind when it comes to misogyny. The assumption is that Buddhism is rational, modern, agnostic and liberal in matters of gender and sexuality. […]

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Buddhism attracts new converts to China

Story Highlights Growing numbers of Chinese are rediscovering the country’s Buddhist traditions It is not always easy to combine Buddhist beliefs with the demands of modern life Buddhism has a long history in China but was suppressed during the Maoist era beijing CNN — Five years ago, Beijinger Robert Zhao went on a trip to […]