After the Buddha passed into nirvana, Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism became the two prevalent paths that spread throughout Asia There are many differences between the two traditions and depending on who you ask, those differences can be great or quite small.
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Welcome to your crash course in Buddhist Ethics! Don’t worry, there won’t be any actual crashing. Hopefully this will be more of a road map of where to go depending on your desired destination. If you’re going for happiness and enlightenment, the Buddha advises you to follow the Ten Virtues and avoid the Non-Virtues. If you’re going for suffering and unhappiness, you would do the opposite.
We will follow the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, the Buddha’s fundamental teaching on meditation) as our Vipassana guide as we hone our awareness of the world around us.
Searching for happiness is a common theme in books, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and all kinds of media
The roots of this story can be found in an account of the most famous Tibetan mantrika known as Sangye Yeshe of the great Nub clan. He is depicted today in paintings and sculptures as a majestic man with a long goatee like the kesh of a Sikh man
An in-depth look at refuge and bodhisattva vows and the meaning of being on the bodhisattva path.
A Tibetan Buddhist explanation of bodhisattva and bodhicitta and meditation practices for developing bodhicitta.
According to Tibetan Buddhism in order to develop equanimity it requires understanding the causes and conditions that contribute to suffering.
With the change of seasons comes the opportunity to reinvigorate our practice. Whether you’re feeling burned out or just ready for a change, here are some of our favorite guided meditations for you to try. Clearing the Stale Energies. Not sure how to start off your...
The essence of the Buddha’s teachings can be summed up in four short statements, which are referred to as the Four Noble Truths.
The four boundless qualities or the four immeasurables in Buddhism are related to four capacities that can be developed for greater joy, connection, peace, and love. The Buddha taught meditation practices that we can use to develop these innate qualities.
The Compassion in Action Fellowship: A Yearlong Inner & Outer Change Journey for Student Leaders Students today are facing complex challenges like no other generation before. We are excited to be launching a new program for college & university students to...