Category: Buddhist Path

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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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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The Relationship Between Shamatha and Vipashyana Meditation

By Bart Mendel

Two Types of Buddhist Meditation Practice Buddhist meditation is made up of two main types called shamatha and vipashyana. We...

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How to Cultivate Equanimity and Why

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Meaning of Equanimity in Buddhism Equanimity is a central theme of Buddhist philosophy. We can cultivate equanimity with meditation,...

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How Meditating on Death Helps us Live Better

By Sara-Mai Conway

What is Death Meditation in Buddhism? Death meditation can sound grim and scary. As such, it’s a practice that is...

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What’s My Motivation? Practicing Buddhism

By Sara-Mai Conway

Purifying our Motivation Along the Buddhist Path Most of us turn toward spirituality because we want to live happier, more...

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How Do You Reach Nirvana?

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Meaning of Nirvana in Buddhism (End of Suffering Explained) The various Buddhist traditions differ in their interpretation of nirvana,...

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What is Virya or Exertion in Buddhism?

By Sara-Mai Conway

Why is Virya Necessary? Meditation is fairly straightforward, but it’s not easy. It requires us to apply consistent, continued effort...

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What is Samsara?

By Sara-Mai Conway

Samsara Definition And Meaning in Buddhism Until we are awakened, we live in samsara. Habit keeps us trapped in this...

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The Four Reminders

By Lama Jampa Thaye

What are the four reminders in Buddhism? The four reminders or contemplations are very powerful and productive because they lead...

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Introduction to Abhidharma

By Tilmann Lhundrup

The science of Buddhist psychology (awakening and liberation) When the Buddha interacted with people over twenty-five hundred years ago, he...

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The Life Story of the Buddha

By Bart Mendel

Life-changing lessons we can learn from the Buddha The Buddha did not begin his life as “The Buddha.” He began...

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Buddha’s 8 Fold Path

By Joseph Rogers

Why Is The Eightfold Path Important? (Putting an End to Suffering) Buddhism offers a map, a path of practice. This...

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The Health Benefits of Compassion

By Sara-Mai Conway

Why Compassion Matters More Than Ever (Having Empathy) The science of compassion says the desire to relieve the suffering of...

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Understanding the Accumulation of Merit and Wisdom

By Khaydroup Podvoll

Why accumulating merit and wisdom is important When we intentionally develop positive qualities, we’re building a certain spiritual force, a...

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