Buddhism comes from the teachings of the Buddha. There are many schools or flavours of Buddhism, so it can be confusing at times, especially to anyone unfamiliar with the subject. This section is about the religion Buddha founded, and includes information on the schools, people, practice, philosophy, and study of Buddhism. The fundamental ideas of Buddhism are: 1.) All human life is "dhukka" (impermanent unsatisfactoriness). 2.) All suffering is caused by human desire, particularly the desire that impermanent things be permanent. 3.) Human suffering can be ended by ending human desire. 4.) Desire can be ended by following the "Eightfold Noble Path": right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration. Buddhism Religion and Spirituality Society.
Buddhist schools vary on the exact nature of the path to liberation, the importance and canonicity of various teachings and scriptures, and especially their respective practices. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Buddhism is a religion and dharma that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on original teachings attributed to the Buddha and resulting interpreted philosophies. Buddhism originated in Ancient India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE, from where it spread through much of Asia, whereafter it declined in India during the Middle Ages. Two major extant branches of Buddhism are generally recognized by scholars: Theravada and Mahayana. Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion, with over 520 million followers or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
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- Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc www
Offers an online Buddhist magazine, Dharma Education Association Inc, a worldwide directory of Buddhist centers, a library of ebooks, and a database of articles on Buddhism, including insight meditation, metta meditation, history, culture, and academic studies.
- Buddhist Manjushri Buddhist Community www
Buddhist history, Buddhist Community, teachings, way of life, and the locations of the Buddhist Dharma centers and temples. Manjushri Buddhist Community.
- A Allspirit Buddhism www
A selection of Buddhist writings from Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhism, Ajahn Sumedho, Joseph Goldstein, and Dogen. Also Four Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold Path. Allspirit Buddhism.
- A The Sasana: A Refuge for the Skeptical Buddhist www
A Buddhist community with respect for tradition, Sasana: A Refuge for the Skeptical Buddhist, but that does not blindly accept the baggage of the centuries. The Sasana: A Refuge for the Skeptical Buddhist.
- Blog DangZang www
Blog about spiritual teachings and teachers (genuine and not), DangZang, books, events, particularly focussed on Kagyu and other Tibetan traditions, special reference to Sydney and NSW. DangZang.
- Features Dharma The Cat www
Features Buddhist jokes and humor, The Cat, with emphasis on cartoons depicting deeper concepts with associated commentaries. Dharma The Cat.
- Devoted Family Dharma Connections www
Devoted to Buddhist families with children and others interested in sharing Dharma and Buddhism with children. Dharma Connections. Covers divorce, parenting, and short reviews of books about parenting from a Buddhist point of view. Family Dharma Connections.
- Confidential AllExperts: Buddhists www
Confidential answers to your questions by the volunteer member. AllExperts: Buddhists.
- Features Buddhism Portal E-Sangha www
Features directory, Portal E-Sangha, discussion forum, gallery, sutras and weblog. Buddhism Portal E-Sangha.
- Wide Kamat's Potpourri: Topics on Buddhism www
Wide ranging topics from a biography of Buddha to Tibetan Buddhist refugees in India. Kamat's Potpourri: Topics on Buddhism.
- Guide BBC World Service www
Guide to Buddhism with online audio. BBC World Service.
- The Himalayan Art www
The Himalayan Art Project web page features over 1500 artworks from Tibet, Art, Nepal, Bhutan, India, China and Mongolia. Himalayan Art.
- Online Asian Art Gallery www
Online gallery of Buddhist art. Asian Art Gallery.
- A Lord Buddha www
A good source for information about the life of Buddha and about Buddhism. Buddha. "If we can eradicate desire, all sorrows and pains will come to an end. We will enjoy Nirvana or eternal peace. Those who follow the Noble Eightfold Path strictly, viz., right opinion, right resolve, right speech, right conduct, right employment, right exertion, right thought and right self-concentration will be free from sorrow. " Lord Buddha.
- Maitreya Living Buddha and Salvation www
Maitreya Buddha in Korea came in the world for saving human beings by Buddha Light. Buddha and Salvation. Two Buddhas one male and one female in the world at this time came as Maitreya Buddha. Living Buddha and Salvation.
- Official Honmon Butsuryu Shu www
Official home of the Honmon Butsuryu Shu in Japan. Butsuryu Shu. Features general background information about the organization, contact information, and other resources, along with some general Buddhist history. Honmon Butsuryu Shu.
- Nichidatsu Taking a Path to Peace www
Nichidatsu Fujii and the continuing work of his Buddhist order in building peace pagodas, Path to Peace, walking for peace, and working for peace and justice through their spiritual practice. Taking a Path to Peace.
- From Buddhist Gnosticism, the System of Basilides www
From the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland for 1902. Buddhist Gnosticism, the System of Basilides.
- A Buddhism and Islam www
A description of Buddhism from an Islamic perspective. Buddhism and Islam.
- Academic Buddhism in Brazil www
Academic references on the expansion of Buddhism in Brazil. Brazil. Also a web directory of Brazilian Buddhist centers, temples, monasteries, and Buddhist texts translated to Portuguese. Buddhism in Brazil.
- A Chan and Zen Buddhism www
A compilation of important links to materials for the study of Chan and Zen Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism, primarily for the use of college students. Chan and Zen Buddhism.
- A Dharma Realm Buddhist Association www
A religious community with members in the United States and Canada, Realm Buddhist Association, in Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere. The founder and teacher was the Ven. Master Hsüan Hua. Dharma Realm Buddhist Association.
- List Unitarian-Universalist Buddhist Practice Groups www
List of worldwide Buddhist groups affiliated with the Unitarian-Universalist Buddhist Fellowship. Unitarian-Universalist Buddhist Practice Groups.
- Online Serenity Beach www
Online spiritual retreat for encouragement, Beach, healing, spiritual growth. Serenity Beach.
- Online Belief System Selector www
Online questionnaire that rates religions by their compatibility with your beliefs. Belief System Selector.
- Alexa: Buddhism Religion and Spirituality
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Buddhism Religion and Spirituality
- DMOZ: Buddhism Religion and Spirituality
dmoz.org Directory: Buddhism Religion and Spirituality