What is Rebirth? How does reincarnation work?

Buddhists believe that we’re on a path of constant transformation. The person reading this line now is not the same that read the title of the article. This is why there’s a famous Buddhist saying that states that “no man bathes twice in the same river”. According to…

What is the way of Inquiry?

“It is proper for you, Kalamas, to doubt, to be uncertain; uncertainty has arisen in you about what is doubtful. Come, Kalamas. Do not go upon what has been acquired by repeated hearing; nor upon tradition; nor upon rumor; nor upon what is in a scripture; nor upon…

How does a Buddhist meditate?

Meditation is a natural part of  Buddhist life. And it is gaining more and more practitioners even if their practice is not linked to Buddhism. What is interesting about Buddhist methodology is that there are many ways of practicing and many reasons to do so, which we will…

The top ten books on Buddhism

The list below reflects a mix of basic knowledge material, well known books and best-sellers, and of course, some personal choices. I would encourage you to go through the list without any preconceptions and take the suggestions according to your needs. Fundamental Books of Buddhism Unlike many other…

What is Dhamma? The truth taught by the Buddha

It’s difficult to explain or to understand Dhamma in one article, but I’m going to do my best. Dhamma is the natural law that rules the universe, independent of human interference. It’s an almost mechanical law like the gears of a car. Dhamma is akin to life’s guidebook…

The rebellious prince who founded Buddhism: Who was Siddhartha Gautama?

Siddhartha was an Indian prince who lived approximately 25 centuries ago. He was a good-looking man who got married at the age of 16. He lived comfortably, without having to worry about what the rest of the population did. He enjoyed this life until he became 29 years…

What are the four noble truths?

The four noble truths are the summary of the 84 thousand teachings Buddha granted when he first turned the Wheel of the Law. They are called noble because they are superior truths that do not deceive us. They explain what to expect from self-evolution and the path towards…

Famous Buddhists: From Richard Gere to Steve Jobs

The face of Buddhism in Hollywood One of the most famous Buddhists is the actor Richard Gere. He was on a philosophical search when he “bumped” into Buddhism, first with the texts, then with a master. Richard was in a dark emotional place when he started learning about…

What are the core teachings of Buddhism?

Many Buddhists view Buddhism as a method. And indeed it really is well structured. The real challenge of Buddhism is bringing it to life from its theoretical origins. Like many religions, there can be some subtle variations in names and numbers due to the fact that it was…

Beginners Guide To Buddhism: What is Buddhism?

The Origins Buddhism appeared in India in the 6th Century B.C. It came from an area where Hinduism prevailed and that’s why we see a lot in common between both religions. However, it did not flower in India due to religious persecution and intolerance, and it soon moved…
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