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.
- 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.
- Guide BBC World Service www
Guide to Buddhism with online audio. BBC World Service.
- Features Buddhism Portal E-Sangha www
Features directory, Portal E-Sangha, discussion forum, gallery, sutras and weblog. Buddhism Portal E-Sangha.
- Confidential AllExperts: Buddhists www
Confidential answers to your questions by the volunteer member. AllExperts: Buddhists.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stupas Stupas www
Stupas are Buddhist monuments traditionally containing relic(s) of the Buddha. Stupas. This site covers their history, meaning, symbolism; and links to stupas both finished and under construction all around the world. Stupas.
- A Psychedelic Art by Hans Taeger www
A gallery of psychedelic sketches and diary pages of the early 70's by Hans Taeger. Art by Hans Taeger. Quotes concerning the interrelations between psychedelics, Buddhism and meditation. Psychedelic Art by Hans Taeger.
- Describes Buddha and Buddhism www
Describes the life of the Buddha and his teachings. Buddha and Buddhism.
- Life The Gospel of Buddha www
Life and teachings of Buddha. Gospel of Buddha. Compiled from ancient records by Paul Carus, 1894. The Gospel of Buddha.
- Practical Achariya Doug Duncan www
Practical Dharma teaching for Westerners in Japan. Achariya Doug Duncan.
- 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.
- International International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism www
International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism (IRIZ) at Hanazono University (Kyoto, Research Institute for Zen Buddhism, Japan) is an academic research institution devoted to the study of Zen Buddhism, serving the needs of researchers, students, teachers, and practitioners of Buddhism. 48.000 character Chinese character database. International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism.
- 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.
- List Unitarian-Universalist Buddhist Practice Groups www
List of worldwide Buddhist groups affiliated with the Unitarian-Universalist Buddhist Fellowship. Unitarian-Universalist Buddhist Practice Groups.
- 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.
- 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