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Buddhism and Buddha
resources for an enquiring mind

    Useful resources on Buddhism: the world's fifth largest religion after Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and 'no faith'. China 102 million, Japan 90 milion, Thailand 56 million and Vietnam 50 miilion.

    Buddhism Audio Tape
    Narrated by Ben Kingsley
    Siddhartha Gotama, "The Great Wayshower," lived in the sixth century BCE in the Hindu culture of an area near modern Nepal. After six years as a Hindu ascetic, Siddhartha renounced asceticism after discovering that clear-mindfulness, not the pain of ascetic practice, is the key to spiritual understanding. The term "Buddha" came to refer to one who has relinquished all clinging to concerns related to space and time, thus transcending individualized existence. Buddhism's Path to Enlightenment has three aspects......

    Essentials of Buddhism
    Four Noble Truths
    Noble Eightfold Path, Three Characteristics of Existence,Four Boundless States, Seven Factors of Enlightenment, Five Hindrances, Ten Perfections, Five Aggregates, Ten Fetters of Existence.
     
    Four Noble Truths: Suffering exists, Suffering arises from attachment to desires, Suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases, Freedom from suffering is possible by practicing the Eightfold Path.

    D I B O
    Digital International Buddhism Organization
    Buddhist group which would like to follow in Buddha's teaching and his footsteps. Most comprehensive directory service providing all the resources of Buddhism and Buddhist from around world and trying to spread out buddhism worldwide. The purpose of their website is to provide basic information and practicing methods.

    Buddhist Information and Education Network
    Buddhanet
    BuddhaNet™ is the result of a vision to link up with the growing world-wide culture of people committed to the Buddha's teachings and lifestyle, as an on-line cyber sangha. In this way, an ancient tradition and the information superhighway will come together to create an electronic meeting place of shared concern and interests.

    Introduction to Buddhism
    range of topics:
    Dharma 101, The Basics of Buddhism, The Life of Buddha, Buddhist Glossary, Driving Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh, Tibetan Meditation Instructions by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Zazen: How to Sit, Theravadin Breath Meditation Instructions.

    Zen Buddhism Virtual Library
    Internet Guide to Zen (Ch'an, Son, Thien)
    Zen Buddhism, Schools of Zen Buddhism, Hakuin Ekaku School, Harada-Yasutani School, Zen Koans Study Page, 20th c. Zen People, Daily Zen Sutras, Zen Buddhism Electronic Forum, Zen Organizations and Institutions , Directories of Practice Centers, Zen Names, Zen Calendar, Zen Buddhism Online Bookstore

    Diamond Way Buddhism
    The Diamond Way
    opens the most skillful methods of the Buddha to the modern world. It helps us discover and develop our inner richness for the benefit of all beings as well as ourselves. All about Buddhism. Audio, Books, Buddhism, Frequently Asked Questions, Glossary, Magazines, Meditations, Teachings, Tibetan-English-Dictionary, Video.

    Buddhism for the modern world
    Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
    The forms in which Buddhist truths are expressed always adapt according to circumstances. But the essence of Buddhism transcends culture and conditions. Now that Buddhism has come to the West, westerners are faced with the task of creating new and viable Buddhist traditions for the modern world. Over the last thirty years the FWBO has grown to be one of the largest Buddhist movements in the West, with centres and activities in many cities around the world.

    Journal of Buddhist Ethics
    An online academic electronic journal
    Devoted to theoretical and applied issues in Buddhist ethics.

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