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
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
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
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,
Buddhism for the modern world
Friends of the Western Buddhist
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
Devoted to theoretical and applied issues in Buddhist ethics.
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