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Buddhists teach mindfulness, in speech, thought and actions. It centers itself around detachment, not allowing “things” or “conditions” to rule your spirit and rob you of your peace. Buddha became enlightened after a life of struggle,mistakes and searching. Much like many of us only searching to fill that much needed …

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Buddhism and other Religions

Some of the more notable aspects of most religions is that they compete with each other for believers, they dispute one another’s truths, they each claim to be the only way to their particular version of heaven, and they are defensive against outside criticism. Buddhism is different.  To begin with Buddhism …

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Attachment Awareness and Distraction

I sometimes wonder if I should start a group called Attachments Anonymous. In my Zen practice and in my daily life, I struggle with it all the time. In my monkey mind, I can see myself standing before a group of people I don’t know and letting it all hang …

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Buddhism and Evolution Comparison

I am a biologist ‘by trade’ and have studied a form of Mahayana Buddhism, but do not claim to be a buddhist, just a follower of the Buddha’s teachings and a wanderer in the maze of life. I ‘believe’ that Life evolved on Earth over a period of several billion …

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Biography of Siddhartha Gautama

Siddhartha Gautama later known as Buddha was born approximately 563 BCE and historians differ on the year of his death with some suggesting it was 483 BCE while others suggest it may have happened in 486 BCE. The name “Buddha” means “the enlightened or awakened one.” Siddhartha’s early years are …

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Buddhism for Everyday People

There isn’t a guide or welcome pack on “How to Convert to Buddhism.” Sure, there are principles and guidelines to follow, but it’s really more about revealing the Buddhahood within you and how we can do this. It’s important to note here that there are traditionally many forms of Buddhism. …

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On Believing in Karma

From my understanding, Karma is the truth of the world, truth of life, and truth of the universe.Karma is a sort of judgment for all things, whether living or non-living, from the biggest to the smallest creature. Even the universe itself has its own karma. Simply said, i believe all …

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Testimonies Experiencing Buddhism

The first time I chanted the words Nam Myoho Renge Kyo it was new and different. I knew it was part of this ancient Buddhism and I was told that chanting for a long period of time would be very difficult. I think because I knew it was going to …

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Shambhala Buddhism Osel Tendzin Trungpa Rinpoche

Shambhala Buddhism began with the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa. Shambhala Buddhism teaches that enlightenment has entered the world through numerous religious faiths, but all of them converge to create the Kingdom of Shambhala. Shambhala was a mythical kingdom found in Tibetan Buddhism. The symbolic Shambhala represents a “community” of unity …

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