Back to the Future (Buddha): Maitreya

What does the "Back to the Future" movie series have to do with Buddhism? Who is the "Future Buddha"? Learn all this and more in this article!

Buddhist Bling: Why Buddha Beads Are The Real Smartwatches

Understand what a Buddhist Mala, often called "Buddha Beads", are and how to use them.

The Buddhist Soldier

Can a Buddhist be a soldier? What did the Buddha say about killing? Learn how being a Buddhist and a soldier is not a contradiction in terms, and how war can actually end suffering.

Understanding The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism (With Coffee)

The essence of Buddhism is found within The Four Noble Truths. Learn how this important teaching can help you understand Buddhism, and your path to liberation.

Unwrapping the Origami of the Eightfold Path

By following the Noble Eightfold Path, sentient beings can forever cut off their afflictions, suffering, and the causes of suffering, and attain the state of the sages - nirvana.  ~ Ven. Master Hsing Yun The core...

Smells Like Buddhist Nirvana

Understand what Nirvana (Nibanna) really means to Buddhists, and how it benefits you in the real world.

Buddhism Secrets of Cats

What secrets do our feline (cat) companions know about Buddhism? Learn them in this article!

Dharma Field Trip: Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple

Take a Dharma Field Trip to Hsi Lai Temple in Southern California which is the largest Buddhist temple in North America.

Breaking Buddha: How “Breaking Bad” Relates to Buddhism

Learn how the popular TV show "Breaking Bad" relates to the five precepts in Buddhism, and how right livelihood makes a difference.

Take Your Unwholesome Karma and Shove It

What is karma, how does it impact you, and why should you care? Learn all about karma and how to use it effectively!