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Spread Buddha’s teaching all over the world

Fear and distress reign. Although less reported, some developments bring peace and happiness to people’s lives. One such development is the spread of Gautama the Buddha’s ancient teaching of compassion and wisdom in the world today. The Buddha is believed to have lived from around 563 BCE to 483 BCE in India. Mindfulness meditation, which […]

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SN Goenka: Spreading Buddha’s Teachings Worldwide – IDN-InDepthNews

By Dr. Asoka Bandarage The writer, a scholar and practitioner, has taught at Yale, Brandeis, Mount Holyoke (where she was tenured), Georgetown, American and other universities, and colleges in the United States and abroad. COLOMBO (IDN) — Fear and distress reign. Although less reported, some developments bring peace and happiness to people’s lives. One such […]

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Buddhism – WorldAtlas

Buddhism is considered the 4e the largest religion in the world originating in ancient India between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. The religion is based on a series of teachings from Gautama Buddha. From India, Buddhism spread to major parts of Asia and the rest of the world. Currently, there are three major groups […]

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Worship a Bodhi Tree Devoid of False Beliefs | Print edition

By Udumbara Udugama Views) : Rituals associated with Bodhi pooja Esala Full Moon Poya falls on July 23 of this year. Many important events took place on an Esala Poya, according to Buddhist history. Prince Siddhartha left his secular life and set out as an ascetic in search of the Truth. Prince Rahula, her son […]

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Buddha Purnima 2021: Teachings of Buddha

Buddha Purnima 2021: It is one of the main festivals celebrated during the month of Vaishak and marks the anniversary of the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. He later became known as Lord Buddha. He believed that on this day he attained enlightenment. Buddha Purnima falls on a full moon night mainly between April and May. […]

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Can Buddhism Help Resistance?

Source: Image by Mathieu Vivier from Pixabay 2020 has been a tough year for us. Collectively, we have seen disease, death, political strife, racial injustice, and economic adversity cause great suffering. Personally, life has been very difficult as my wife has been diagnosed with stage 2 cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments. All this […]

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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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5 of the best Buddhism books for beginners

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Buddhism sometimes seems mysterious. Other times it seems simple. Sometimes it seems like it’s unreachable. Sometimes it sounds like something we all do, whether we are aware of it or not. The following selections help demystify Buddhist principles […]

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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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What is “secular Buddhism”? – The roar of the lion

Illustration by Nolan Pelletier. You could say this is an attempt to bring the Enlightened Enlightenment. Secular Buddhists re-examine Buddhism through a rationalist and humanistic lens in order to eliminate the superstition and religiosity added later and bring it back to the original teachings of the Buddha. They see the Buddha as a human being […]

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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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A reader responds: Buddhism and mental health

Why so many Americans are turning to Buddhism Four in 10 American adults now say they meditate at least once a week. “Buddhism has been popular in various forms among some celebrities and tech elites,” Olga Khazan wrote last week, “but the main draw of religion for many Americans now appears to be mental health.” […]

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Interview with the venerable Chaofan – Buddhistdoor Global

Venerable Chaofan (超 ç…©) is the founder of the American Association of Buddhist Education (美國 佛教 教育 協會) at Fuhui Temple (福慧 寺), which is located in the village of Rancocas, Westampton, New Jersey. Originally from Inner Mongolia, Ven. Chaofan was ordained a priest in 1981 at Mount Wutai and became one of the first […]

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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 […]

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Daily Religious Questions: What Can We Learn From Buddhism? | Local news

When we think of the Buddha, we often think of a plump man sitting cross-legged. I read that this Buddha image was from Japan. As he fasted often, I imagine the Buddha to be rather thin. Hearing the word Buddhism, it reminds us of kind and gentle monks dressed in orange clothes. To understand better, […]

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Religious beliefs in Myanmar (Burma)

Theravada Buddhist temples in the Bagan Archaeological Zone in Myanmar, some of which date back nearly 1,000 years. Myanmar is a Southeast Asian country bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal. It lies between Bangladesh and Thailand in Asia. The country is often referred to in the Western world as Burma. Myanmar was […]

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The Tiantai Trilogy, Part 2 – Global Buddhist

A waterfall on Tiantai Mountain, China. From gochengdu.cn In the first installment of this trilogy, I introduced the Tiantai School of Chinese Buddhism (天台 å®— 佛教) and explained why and how I personally find it more compelling than the more “devotional” Pure Land Buddhism (淨土 å®— 佛教) and “cerebral” Chan (Zen) Buddhism (禪宗 佛教). The […]

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Resources on Buddhism and mediation – CSS Blog Network

The author and Buddhist leaders from different schools gather at the White House in 2016 for a celebration of Vesak Day. Mediation perspectives is a periodic blog entry provided by CSS ‘ Mediation support team and occasional guest authors. Each entry is designed to emphasize the usefulness of mediation approaches in dealing with violent political […]

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Nurturing the roots of Chinese Buddhism in Africa – Buddhistdoor Global

I was born Simon Manase Masauko in Malawi on April 23, 1978. I received the name Dharma Ben Xing, which means “awakening” or, more literally, “the original root of awakening”, in 2000 from the famous Buddhist monk Venerable Master Hui Li, the first Mahayana monk from Taiwan to come to Africa and spread humanistic Buddhism. […]