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Buddhism: An Overview
BUDDHISM, as recognized by its million followers in the eastern and western world, is both a religion and a philosophy. It originated from the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama who become the Supreme Buddha.
Religions >> Buddhism
The 14 Precepts of Tiep Hien Buddhism
Buddhism is not one. The teaching of Buddhism is many. When Buddhism enters one country, that country always acquires a new form of Buddhism. Buddhism, in order to be Buddhism, must be suitable, appropriate to the psychology and the culture of the society...
Religions >> Buddhism
I entrust myself to earth, Earth entrusts herself to me. I entrust myself to Buddha, Buddha entrusts herself to me. In Buddhism, there are three gems: Buddha, the awakened one; Dharma, the way of understanding and loving; and Sangha, the community that lives...
Religions >> Buddhism
Looking For The Hub Of The Sacreed Wheel: Part 1
It is often said that all paths are like spokes on a wheel. We start at the rime and follow a spoke to the hub of central truth from which all paths arise and to which they all return. Those of you who've been following my articles should also know that to a...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Buddha, the enlightened one, is primarily referred to Siddhartha Sakyamuni Gautama, the historical founder of Buddhism. He was a prince of a small kingdom in Kalinga (now Orissa), Northern India.
Religion & Philosophy >> Philosophy
History & Anthropology >> Indic / Vedic
Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies

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A Zen Buddhist temple experience in Kyoto
The popular city of Kyoto is just one of the places where tourists can seek out an authentic Zen Buddhist temple experience, for example, and really soak up the atmosphere of ceremonies that date back centuries.
Rebirth and Zen
Peter D Hershock, Chan Buddhism, University of Hawai'i Press, p. 37.
Getting On the Road. Dharma Bum Jack Kerouac is Born
He was also one of a handful of writers, artists, and musicians who helped to midwife Zen Buddhism's birthing into Western culture. And, so, an important figure for me in my youth. Actually, there is a small link between him and me.
What is Enlightenment in Zen?
Through a story about the personal spiritual psychological crisis of a Western Zen Buddhist priest, Lou Nordstrom, Brown explores the complexities brought forward by the conversation between Western psychotherapy and Zen Buddhism, attempting to ...
Faith Matters: Choose the path with love and heart
Over the following years of gradual recuperation, I took the opportunity to study and Practice in addition to my native Catholicism: Zen, Daoism and Mahayana Buddhism. With I.F.

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