Author: Sara-Mai Conway

The Difference Between Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism

By Sara-Mai Conway

Of all the ways we can distinguish the major Buddhist schools of thought, Mahayana and Hinayana have arisen as a...

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Drive All Blames Into One

By Sara-Mai Conway

The classic lojong mind training verse, ‘drive all blames into one,’ teaches us how to use blame effectively. Instead of...

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The Lojong Mind Training Slogans

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Lojong Mind Training Slogans (Mahayana Buddhist Practice) The lojong mind training slogans are brief, pith statements that serve as...

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The Two Kinds of Bodhicitta: Relative and Absolute

By Sara-Mai Conway

Bodhicitta, the awakened heart, inspires us to follow the Buddhist path to the very end, to help free not just...

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The Bodhisattva Vows Explained

By Sara-Mai Conway

Introduction to the Bodhisattva Vows of Buddhism In Mahayana Buddhism, we take the bodhisattva vow when we become inspired by...

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Bodhicitta: The Ultimate Expression Of Compassion

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Relation Between Compassion and Bodhicitta Compassion and bodhicitta are related, but there is a difference between the two. Understanding...

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What Is The Middle Way in Buddhism?

By Sara-Mai Conway

The middle way is any path between two extremes. In Buddhism, the middle way has particular significance. It is a...

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What Is Emptiness in Buddhism?

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Meaning Of Emptiness In Buddhism Emptiness in Buddhism is the teaching that things are empty of self-existence. Things do...

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What Are The 6 Perfections of Buddhism?

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Six Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism Typically translated as six perfections, Buddhism’s six paramitas describe the transcendent qualities of a...

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Is Buddhism Pessimistic?

By Sara-Mai Conway

What Are The Negative Beliefs Of Buddhism? (Impermanence Explained) Buddhism is sometimes accused of having a pessimistic worldview. After all,...

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What Is Dependent Origination?

By Sara-Mai Conway

What Is Dependent Origination? (Dependent Arising & Interdependence) The Buddha, once a dissatisfied human just like us, is praised as...

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The 8 Worldly Concerns And How To Let Them Go

By Sara-Mai Conway

What Are The 8 Worldly Concerns In Buddhism? (Eight Vicissitudes) In pursuit of happiness, we are preoccupied with what Buddhists...

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The 5 Precepts Of Buddhism And Why They Matter

By Sara-Mai Conway

The 5 Moral Precepts (Understanding The Basis of Buddhist Morality) The 5 Buddhist precepts are ethical vows taken to promote...

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What Should I Do After I Meditate?

By Sara-Mai Conway

How You Might Feel After Meditating (Natural Signs of Deep Meditation) Soon after meditation, we may feel calmer, clearer, and...

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The Three Poisons And Their Antidotes

By Sara-Mai Conway

What Are The Three Poisons? (And How to Work with Them in Buddhism) Our experience of the world is colored...

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