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What are the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism?
The essence of the Buddha’s teachings can be summed up in four short statements and which are referred to as the Four Noble Truths.
The Four Boundless Qualities AKA the Four Immeasurables by Lama Tsomo
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.
Introducing the Compassion in Action Fellowship
Students today are facing complex challenges like no other generation before. We are excited to be launching a new program for college & university students
Buddhist Ethics: Ten Virtues and Non-Virtues
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
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Your Vipassana Guide
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.
Sympathetic Joy: A Tibetan Buddhist Formula for Multiplying Happiness
Searching for happiness is a common theme in books, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and all kinds of media
Birth with a Rainbow and Death with a Rainbow
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
The Four Thoughts of Buddhism
What are the Four Thoughts of Tibetan Buddhism?
Contemplation of the Four Thoughts turns the mind from worldly preoccupations towards liberation and freedom.
Walking the Bodhisattva Path: Bodhisattva and Refuge Vows Explained
An in-depth look at refuge and bodhisattva vows and the meaning of being on the bodhisattva path.
Bodhi what? Bodhicitta? Bodhisattva? What’s the difference?
A Tibetan Buddhist explanation of bodhisattva and bodhicitta and meditation practices for developing bodhicitta.