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ADVAYAVADA BUDDHISM INFOCENTER Buddhism is a collective name for the diverse philosophical and religious beliefs that are derived from the way of liberation taught, in the 6th century B.C., by the North-Indian prince Siddhartha Gautama, called the Buddha, which means the Awakened or Enlightened One.
An Overview of Buddhism This short essay is intended to give a brief introduction to Buddhism. It will discuss the way Buddhists perceive the world, the four main teachings of the Buddha, the Buddhist view of the self, the relationship between this self and the various ways in which it responds to the world, the Buddhist path and the final goal.
Brief History of Buddhism The origin of the Buddhist tradition can be traced back to the year 563 BCE, the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. He was the son of a wealthy land owner and destined to be a respected leader of his land. Siddhartha's birth was a mysterious one, he was placed inside of the womb of his mother as a white elephant and born out of her side ten months later.
BUDDHISM Buddhism is based on the teachings and the words of the Buddha. It is a religion which began in India 2,500 years ago. Buddhism is based on a great awareness of suffering and the means of eliminating this suffering.
Buddhism in Vietnam This Home page is an attempt to synthesize some of the varied and fascinating history of Buddhist religion in Vietnam. It is designed to give insight and aid primarily to educators who are interested in teaching a secondary and post secondary group of students about one of the most important influences in world religion.
Buddhism, Tibetan - Basic Teachings THE TIBETAN BUDDHIST TRADITION is especially rich because the teachings of the Buddha were preserved in their entirety and elaborated upon over the centuries by meditators who took the teachings to heart and brought them to full fruition in their own mind streams.
Chinese Buddhism Resources Chinese Buddhism Resources Web sites that are either established by Chinese or constructed with most documents in Chinese. (C) - Chinese only, (C & E) - provide both Chinese and English versions.
Introduction to Buddhism Buddhism is a philosophy of life expounded by Gautama Buddha ("Buddha" means "enlightened one"), who lived and taught in northern Inda in the 6th Century B.C. The Buddha was not a god and the philosophy of Buddhism does not entail any theistic world-view. The teachings of the Buddha are aimed solely to liberate sentient beings from suffering.
Luminous The Light Within. Enter a lovely contemplative garden with beautfully illustrated stories, a quotes notebook, guided meditations for children, an online journal, and lots of resources about Buddhism.
Soka Gakkai International Soka Gakkai International (SGI)-USA is an American Buddhist association that promotes world peace and individual happiness based on the teachings of the Nichiren school of Mahayana Buddhism. Our members reflect a cross section of our diverse American society, representing a broad range of ethnic and social backgrounds.
The Vipassana Page Resources for Theravadan Buddhism and Insight Meditation(Vipassana) An E-Mail list. Free educational materials. Archive of women writers. Web resources. Meditation groups. Quality links.
Tibetan Buddhism Explained The practice of Buddhism entails consistent meditation and mindfulness for the purpose of reducing one's poisons or delusions and arriving at a clear state of mind - the Enlightened Mind of the Buddha.
World Thought and Culture - Buddhism Buddhism is a religious reaction to Vedism, like Jainism rooted in pre-Aryan ideals, based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama (or Gotama) after he had attained enlightenment and become "the Buddha" during the 6th century B.C.E. Buddhism seeks to offer its adherents ways and means of attaining inner and outer peace, the freedom that comes from non-attachment to the world of material objects and physiological needs.