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Types of Buddhism

In Christianity, there are several denominations. The main denominations are: Catholic, Eastern, Protestant, and Nontrinitarian. Each denomination has its own subset of denominations and movements. In regards to Catholicism, you have the following: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Independent Catholic, and Old Catholic. Eastern, you have: Orthodox, Miaphysite, and Assyrians. Protestant, you …

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Siddhartha Gautama the first Teaching

The first teaching of Buddha, the transformed Siddhartha Gautama is when the “Enlightened One” explained the truths he learned and the fundamentals of Buddhism. This was his first sermon with his newfound understanding. He introduced the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. The Four Noble Truths were a way …

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Fundamental Teachings in Buddhism

The fundamental teachings in Buddhism are the original teachings of the Buddha, who was born as Siddhartha Gautama into a wealthy royal family in Lumbini (in today’s Nepal) in 563 BC. At the age of 29 he left home and spent years wandering, studying various philosophies and exploring different religions. …

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Buddhism and Meditation

Theravada Buddhism is the active great look inward. It is from this form that “Vipashyana” the meditation on the breath becomes the method by which the buddhist actively looks inside. Within Theravada alone there are more than 100 forms of meditation coming from Vipashyana focusing on mindfulness and concentration. Later …

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In Buddhism who is Bodhidharma

In Buddhism who is Bodhidharma? In the tradition and teachings of Buddhism in East Asia a very prominent individual is Bodhidharma. Bodhidharma’s life history is very ambiguous, yet his life is relatively well known, which may sound a little paradoxical. The main task of historians, generally, is to try to …

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Buddhism Introduction to Mudras

A mudra is a symbolic hand position that has been used in the East for thousands of years. It has been used extensively in Buddhist and Hindu art, as well as in Yoga. Many martial art positions incorporate mudras. There are different mudras, and each one is supposed to impart …

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Tibetan Buddhist Meditation

There are many reasons to learn meditation techniques. For non-Buddhists, meditation can be used to achieve physical and mental health and a sense of calmness and relaxation. Within the Buddhist community, Theravada Buddhists master meditation techniques to reach enlightenment, which means that they have reached Nirvana, the “blowing out” of …

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The Life of the Buddha the four Sights

The accounts of the Buddha’s life were written many years after his Siddhartha Guatama’s death by idealised followers rather than objective historians. Therefore, it is difficult to separate fact from the fiction, myths and legends which surround his life. The FOUR SIGHTS is celebrated by Buddhists as the start of …

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Biographies the 14th Dalai Lama

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, is an extraordinary teacher, writer, and speaker. Some have revered him as a god, but within Tibetan Buddhism, he is actually a bodhisattva, an enlightened being who has stepped back from the brink of Nirvana to help others reach enlightenment. He comes from a …

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