Category - Buddhism

Buddhism is a nontheistic religion that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, who is commonly known as the Buddha, meaning “the awakened one”. According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha lived and taught in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE


Vedic roots of Buddhism

Many people may know about Buddhism, but few seem to understand its connections with Vedic culture and how many aspects of it have origins in the Vedic...


Think before you speak

The Buddha spoke about the four kinds of wrong speech.

The first is lying
When a person goes to a court of justice, or in the company of relatives and...


Touching the Earth

In the Buddhist tradition that I am a part of, we do a practice called “Touching the Earth” every day. It helps us in many ways. You too could...


Practicing Fearlessness

Most of us experience a life full of wonderful moments and difficult moments. But for many of us, even when we are most joyful, there is fear behind our...


Can Buddha Laugh?

Two thousand five hundred years ago, Prince Siddhartha Gautama of the Sakya clan wanted to know the cause of suffering. When he discovered it, he became known...

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