Category: Buddhist Path

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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Buddha Nature, the Ever-Present Seed of Enlightenment

By Lama Jampa Thaye

Understanding what Buddha nature is and what it isn’t In many of his later discourses, the Buddha taught that all...

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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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Tonglen Mind Training For An Open Heart

By Julia Stenzel

Tonglen is a Tibetan term that means ‘giving and taking.’ This beautiful meditation is a mind training exercise not only...

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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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Prajnaparamita and the Four Extremes

By Tilmann Lhundrup

What is Prajnaparamita Practice? The first or second-century BCE Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra (Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Stanzas) is...

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The 6 Realms of Being in Buddhism

By Bart Mendel

How perceptions and projections define our experience of the world A fundamental tenet of the Buddha’s teachings is that our...

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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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View, Meditation, Action: Synergy on the Buddhist Path

By Pamela Gayle White

Practicing View, Meditation and Action (or Conduct ) Any authentic spiritual path is a full package comprised of many complementary...

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The Discovery of Vipashyana Practice

By Khaydroup Podvoll

The Buddhist meditation practice that takes you deeper We begin meditating by developing the ability to keep our mind in...

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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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