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Buddhism



Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world, encompassing many different traditions and practices. It originated in India between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE with the dissemination of the teachings of Siddhārtha Gautama, the Buddha. There is no central religious text for Buddhists, but there are many sutras (teachings ascribed to the Buddha himself) collected throughout history. The central tenets of Buddhism are reflected in the Four Noble Truths (which describe what cause and relieve suffering) and the Eightfold Path (which describes practices that can lead to release from the painful cycle of rebirth). Spiritual practices that permeate most expressions of Buddhism include meditation, compassion toward living beings, and the pursuit of insight.

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Introduction to Buddhism | Belief | Oprah Winfrey Network

Varun Soni, dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, explains the fourth largest religion in the world, Buddhism.

The Four Noble Truths

This book contains the essential guide to some of the central Buddhist teachings based on the recent UK lectures by his holiness. This volume includes:- ‘The Four Noble truths’, one of the most central tenets of Tibetan Buddhism. The need to balance spiritual and material values.

Buddhism for Beginners

New to Buddhism or meditation? Then you probably have a lot of questions — and here you’ll find helpful answers, by way of articles from Lion’s Roar and Buddhadharma.

If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism.

Ep. 60 Time Management for Mortals With Oliver Burkeman

Ethan Nichtern speaks with Oliver Burkeman about his new book, Four Thousand Weeks, and how a constant emphasis on productivity prevents us from being in the present moment.

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Buddhism | World History | Khan Academy

An introduction to Siddhartha Gautama Buddha and Buddhism. World History on Khan Academy: From the earliest civilizations to the modern world, geography, religion, trade, and politics have bound peoples and nations together - and torn them apart.

Buddhism for Beginners

This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with “What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?”—and provides simple answers in plain English.

it is impossible to build one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others. This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings.

Toward a Worldwide Culture of Love

The practice of love, says bell hooks, is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination. She traces her thirty-year meditation on love, power, and Buddhism, and concludes it is only love that transforms our personal relationships and heals the wounds of oppression.

Ep. 32 Simran Sethi

On this episode of The Road Home, journalist Simran Sethi joins Ethan Nichtern for a conversation about her work with environmentalism and agricultural biodiversity.

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