Buddhism

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Who is Buddha

The Birth The Buddha was known as Siddharta Gautama, son of Suddhodana, the head of the Sakya tribe and a member of the clan of Gautama. Prince Siddharta was born in what is now Nepal, in Lumbini, in a state that was subordinate to the Magadha kingdom in India.   The Marriage and Venture Out …

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History of Buddhism

Date……………. Event 1989 AD -Dalai Lama receives Nobel Peace Prize   1971 AD -First Tibetan (Sakya) center founded USA by Venerable Chogyam Trungpa.   1967 AD -Thich Naht Hanh nominated by Dr. Martin Luther King for the Nobel Peace Prize   1966 AD -First Theravadan monastery in USA   1963 AD -Thich Naht Hanh initiates …

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Basics of Buddhism

The Three Jewels 1. The Buddha refers both to the historical Buddha and to the ideal of Buddhahood itself. The whole Buddhist tradition derives from the historical Buddha and all schools regard him as their root founder, guide and inspiration. Going for Refuge to the Buddha means seeing him as your ultimate teacher and spiritual example. It also …

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Meditation

With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-worked. It often feels like there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. Our stress and tiredness make us unhappy, impatient and frustrated. It can even affect our health. We are often so busy we feel …

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Sutras

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Mantras

What is a Mantra A mantra is a sequence of words or syllables that are chanted, usually repetitively, as part of Buddhist practice. An example of a mantra is om mani padme hum, which is associated with Tibetan Buddhism. The function of a mantra is understood differently by the several schools of Buddhism, but at its …

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Buddhist Quotes

Go to Quotes of the buddha Quotes of Thich Naht Hanh Quotes of Dalai Lama   Quotes Buddha We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. Better than a thousand hollow words Is one word that brings peace. Better than a thousand hollow …

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Buddhist Internet-Sites

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