The Great Stupa and the Concept of Buddhism

The Great Stupa is a famed Buddhist monument that resides in Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, India. The textbook shows that it consists of a hemispheric dome made of rubble, dirt, and stone. Also, it is a mandala (meaning circle). On the top center, is a small square platform. In the center of the platform, there is … Read more

The daily life of a buddhist monk

There are over 367 million people following Buddhism. The top ten most Buddhist populated countries are, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Laos, and Japan. Buddhism started through one man named, Siddhartha Gautama. You might recognize Siddhartha as “Buddha.” Siddhartha was born in Lumbini, during the 5th century BCE. The daily … Read more

What is the difference between Hinduism and Buddhism

Buddhism followed the trail of Hinduism. It went where Hinduism was already known and honored. It made a permanent niche in the affections of the people and destroyed nothing, it acquired a new wealth and became thoroughly indigenous. Buddhism and Hinduism both have their origins in the Indian subcontinent and Lord Buddha, the prophet of … Read more

The Festivals and Customs in the Theravada Buddhism

Between the numerous sects of Buddhism, there are many variations in how they are practiced. In Theravada Buddhism, certain festivals and customs stand out from the other ones, including the celebrations of Vesak, Magha Puja, and Asalha Puja. Starting off, Vesak, or Buddha Day, is a major cultural event, commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and passing … Read more

The Tale of Mantra

Did you know? The word Aum is not associated to any religion. However, it can be said that the knowledge attained through a Guru is unmatchable when compared to any online or offline resources without any second thoughts. Even the content you are reading is based on few online and offline resources which may or … Read more

The Interpretation Of The Buddha Beads In The World Of Fashion

Fashion as Material Culture Fashion comes with various facets that include clothing, footwear, makeup, body piercing or accessories, which come in various forms. Mostly fashion goes with a particular time after which it becomes obsolete until it recurs again. Some of the products that we buy are both fashionable and material culture. The material culture … Read more

Webster’s definition, Buddhism

According to Webster’s definition, Buddhism is not a religion. It states that religion is the belief in or worship of God or gods(Webster’s New World Dictionary pg. 505). The Buddha was not a god(About Buddhism pg. 1). There is no theology, no worship of a deity or deification of the Buddha(Butter pg. 1) in Buddhism. … Read more

Buddhist Mindfulness

Buddhists emphasize having Right Mindfulness as a vital part of meditation as well as one of the most important steps in the eight-fold path to enlightenment. Having mindfulness is being completely aware of what happens to us and in us and only focusing on these things. Right mindfulness, defined as the clear and single-minded awareness … Read more

A Brief History Of Buddhism

Buddhism is one of the major religions of the world. It was founded by Siddhartha Guatama (Buddha) in Northeastern India. It arose as a monastic movement during a time of Brahman tradition. Buddhism rejected important views of Hinduism. It did not recognize the validity of the Vedic Scriptures, nor the sacrificial cult which arose from … Read more

The History Of Buddhism

Soon after Buddha’s death or parinirvana, five hundred monks met at the first council at Rajagrha, under the leadership of Kashyapa. Upali recited the monastic code, Vinaya, as he remembered it. Ananda, Buddha’s cousin, friend, and favorite disciple, and a man of prodigious memory, recited Buddha’s lessons, the Sutras. The monks debated details and voted … Read more

Buddhism and Siddhartha Gautama

Buddhism has a very long drawn out origination starting in about 565 B. C. with the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. The religion has guide lines in two forms in which Buddhist followers must follow the “Four Noble Truths” and the “Eightfold Path” There are many aspects of this religion that can be explored but the … Read more

Protestant vs. Socially Engaged Buddhism

Somewhere in the sixth century BCE Buddhism was born, born from a single man Siddhartha Guatama, the Buddha. After gaining his enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, the Buddha didnt think that the rest of the world could handle all that he had learned. He did not want to teach others, nor did he want to … Read more

The Raise of Buddhism

Buddhism is one of the major religions of the world. It was founded by Siddhartha Guatama (Buddha) in Northeastern India. It arose as a monastic movement during a time of Brahman tradition. Buddhism rejected important views of Hinduism. It did not recognize the validity of the Vedic Scriptures, nor the sacrificial cult, which arose from … Read more

The World’s Religions

Buddhism begins with a man. In his later years, when India was afire with his message, people came to him asking what he was. Not Who are you? but What are you? Are you god? they asked. No. An angel? No. A saint? No. Then, what are you? Buddha answered, I am awake. His answer … Read more

Buddhism’s Trek Through History

Buddhism’s trek through history, politics, and America Zen, or Zenno (as it is known by the Japanese word from which it derives), is the most common form of Buddhism practiced in the world today. All types of people from intellectuals to celebrities refer to themselves as Buddhist, but despite its popularity today in America, it … Read more

Hinduism and Buddhism

Throughout the world, different nations have different believes or religion. Some religions evolve from others, and others are combination of other religions. Religion is a way of life, a life style; it should dictate how you live your life. For instance, in India, Buddhism evolved from Hinduism, a religion were people believe in 300, 000 … Read more

The Enlightend One

Buddhism is based on the man Siddhartha Gautama. He became what they call Buddha which means The Enlightend One . In this report I looked in to the wedding Ceremonies of people that so not have enough money. The death rituals of the Sikkim people and the birth rituals. Death Rituals As soon as a … Read more

Buddhism – one of the major religions of the world

Buddhism is one of the major religions of the world it was founded by Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, who lived in northern India from c. 560 to c. 480 BC. The time of the Buddha was a time of social and religious change, the development of trade and cities, the breakdown of old tribal traditions, … Read more

Hinduism and Buddhism

Hinduism and Buddhism are two very old and sacred religions. Although they are very similar in many ways, the differences are distinct enough to separate them completely. One significant difference is the idea of a god or supreme being. While Hinduism believes and puts faith in a god, Buddhism does not. Hinduism teaches of an … Read more

The founding of Buddhism

For over 2000 years Buddhism has existed as an organized religion. By religion we mean that it has a concept of the profane, the sacred, and approaches to the sacred. It has been established in India, China, Japan and other eastern cultures for almost 2000 years and has gained a strong foothold in North America … Read more

The time of the Buddha

The time of the Buddha was one of social and religious change, marked by the further advance of Aryan civilization into the Ganges Plain, the development of trade and cities, the breakdown of old tribal structures, and the rise of a whole spectrum of new religious movements that responded to the demands of the times … Read more

Dukkha – the first of the four noble truths of Buddhism

Dukkha is the first of the four noble truths of Buddhism. The word means suffering, but just to state suffering as the entirety of the first noble truth, is not enough because the expression of dukkha is the first truth that is needed for salvation. Moreover, dukkha is the conclusion of a logical chain of … Read more

Taoism and Buddhism

Taoism and Buddhism were born in the same century. Siddhartha reached enlightenment in approximately 535 B. C. and Lao Tzus teachings were recorded around 500 B. C. There are many similarities in the basics of these two religions. Some of the similarities can be seen clearly when examining the three meaning of Tao. The first … Read more

Buddhism In America

The stresses and intensity of modern American society have influenced many people to adopt and adapt the principles of Buddhism and other Eastern religions. Some recent statistics from the US department of Health and Human Services show that 75% of the General Population experiences at least “some stress” every two weeks (National Health Interview Survey). … Read more

Buddhists in Tibet

For over 2000 years Buddhists in Tibet have lived freely and independently, but in 1949-50 that all change when China invaded and took control. 1 All of their traditions and customs, government, environment and rights were taken away and destroyed by this tragic invasion. 2 The majority of Tibetans were either killed or exiled, but … Read more

The History Of Buddhism

Soon after Buddha’s death or parinirvana, five hundred monks met at the first council at Rajagrha, under the leadership of Kashyapa. Upali recited the monastic code, Vinaya, as he remembered it. Ananda, Buddha’s cousin, friend, and favorite disciple, and a man of prodigious memory, recited Buddha’s lessons, the Sutras. The monks debated details and voted … Read more

Buddhism – Religion or Philosophy

The Buddha’s Words on Kindness This is what should be done Be the one who is skilled in goodness,And who knows the path of peace:Let them be able and upright,Straightforward and gentle in speech. Humble and not conceited,Contented and easily satisfied. Unburned with duties and frugal in their ways. Peaceful and calm, and wise and … Read more

In the Name of Buddha

It is fascinating how belief in something or other could be so powerful and yet deadly. Over the centuries people committed themselves to religion and different kinds of Gods. In some cases peace would rule the people in the name of God, yet people also killed in the name of God. The question I always … Read more

Theravadan Buddhism Essay

Throughout history there have been numerous religions and theologies that men and women have entrusted their lives and ways of living to. One of the most intriguing is that of Buddhism. The great Buddha referred to his way as the middle way, and he, as the Enlightened One began the teachings of the religion with … Read more

The Concept of Dukkha in Buddhism

From its origins in India to its expansion North to Tibet and East through China and eventually Japan, Buddhism has undergone many changes. These changes are usually evidenced in its iconography, and somewhat in popular practice, but the essential tenets remain unchanged. One of these tenets is “Dukkha” or the idea of inescapable human suffering. … Read more

Zen Buddhism Essay

Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha (the enlightened one), in southern Nepal in the fifth and sixth centuries B. C. Buddhism teaches that meditation and the practice of good religious and moral behavior can lead to nirvana. The teachings of the Buddha have, to this day, been passed down from teacher … Read more

Buddhism, like Christianity

In reading this account on Buddhism, the goal is, for you (the reader) to understand a fascinating belief system, that has been around since before Christ ever set foot on this earth. This will provide a connection to the minds and hearts of the people who live and die in this sacred world, so that … Read more

Buddhist Monks Aim for Nirvana

Buddhism states that there is a path to happiness and the Buddha can lead you there. Buddhist monks of all different orders are trying to reach happiness, or Nirvana. There may be some differences between the sects but the core beliefs surround the Buddha’s teachings and practices. An ordained monk or nun lives a special … Read more

Hinduism vs Buddhism

It is first of all necessary to establish what is meant by the term “God”. This term is used to designate a Supreme Being endowed with the qualities of omnipotence and omniscience, which is the creator of the universe with all its contents, and the chief lawgiver for humans. God is generally considered as being … Read more

Tibetan Buddhists Essay

For over 2000 years Buddhists in Tibet have lived freely and independently, but in 1949-50 that all change when China invaded and took control. 1 All of their traditions and customs, government, environment and rights were taken away and destroyed by this tragic invasion. 2 The majority of Tibetans were either killed or exiled, but … Read more

Buddhism, Tolerant Religion

Buddhism is probably the most tolerant religion in the world, as its teachings can coexist with any other religions. Buddhism has a very long existence and history, starting in about 565 B. C. with the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. The religion has guidelines in two forms in which Buddhist followers must follow. These are the … Read more

Ethics In Buddhism And Change Over Time

Ethics in a particular belief system, is a moral philosophy or set of moral principles and rules of conduct that a group of people believe in and live by. In the Buddhist religion, the fundamental Buddhist teaching is the doctrine of conditionality. Everything is dependent on conditions nothing has a fixed and final essence and … Read more

Siddhartha Gautama

Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha, was born in the sixth century B. C. in what is now modern Nepal. His father, Suddhodana, was the ruler of the Sakya people and Siddhartha grew up living the extravagant life of a young prince. According to custom, he married at the young age of sixteen to a … Read more

Buddhism, The Most Tolerant Religion In The World

Buddhism is probably the most tolerant religion in the world, as its teachings can coexist with any other religion’s. However, this is not a characteristic of other religions. The Buddhist teaching of God is neither agnostic nor vague, but clear and logical. Buddhism was created by Siddhartha Gautama, who was born in the sixth century … Read more

Buddhism, At a High School Level

Buddhism, founded in the late 6th century BC by Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha), is an important religion in most of the countries of Asia. Buddhism has come in many different forms, but in each form there has been an attempt to draw from the life experiences of the Buddha, his teachings, and the spirit or … Read more

The origin, traditional Buddhism

The origin, traditional Buddhism began in the 6th century BC with the historical personage born Siddhartha Gautama, but better known by a variety of titles including Shakyammi, Tathagata, or most commonly Buddha, the enlightened one. The legend of the Buddha’s life has acquired plenty of variations and embellishments over the years, but the basic facts … Read more

Buddhism Of Theravada And Mahayana

A question asked by many people is ” What is the difference between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism? ” To find the answer let us look at the history of Buddhism and compare and contrast the beliefs and philosophies of the two. The Buddah, Siddhartha Gautama, was born in the 6th century B. C. E. in … Read more

The birth of the first Buddha

The birth of the first Buddha started out with a dream. Queen Maha-Maya of the Sakya warrior caste had a dream when the moon was full during the midsummer festival. Four guardian angels lifted her up and took her to the Himalaya Mountains where they laid her under a sal-tree. While there she was attended … Read more

Buddhism as the most tolerant religion in the world

Buddhism is probably the most tolerant religion in the world, as its teachings can coexist with any other religions. Buddhism has a very long existence and history, starting in about 565 B. C. with the birth of Siddhartha Gautama. The religion has guidelines in two forms in which Buddhist followers must follow. These are the … Read more

Christianity And Buddhism

This paper is a comparison between two very different religions. Specifically Christianity and Buddhism. Coming from opposite sides of the globe these two religions could not be any farther apart in any aspect. I will discuss who Christ is for Christians and who Buddha is for Buddhists. I will also get into the aspects of … Read more