All posts tagged Basics

Who Are You? Understanding Nonself in Buddhism

Understand the concept of no-self (nonself) in Buddhism, and how it helps lead you towards Nirvana and helping you to see the world as it truly is.

Top 5 Videos for Buddhist Newbies

Here are five videos that are sure to help anyone who is new to Buddhism to learn about the Buddha, and important concepts and teachings.

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. […]

Smells Like Buddhist Nirvana

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

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!

Wake Up! Understanding Enlightenment in Buddhism

Discover what “enlightenment” or “awakening” means in Buddhism, and how you can achieve it!

5 Ways to Learn Meditation Without Leaving Home

Interested in learning meditation, but you don’t have a teacher you can visit or you don’t have the time? Find easy ways you can begin learning meditation from the comfort of your home!

Buddha’s Seal of Approval: Understanding The Three Dharma Seals

Understand what the Three Dharma Seals means in Buddhism and how you can apply it to your practice and life.

The Buddhist Scriptures for Newbies

Learn what the difference in Buddhist scriptures between the Mahayana and Theravada branches of Buddhism.

Schools In: Comparing Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism

What’s the major differences between Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism (and why should you care)? Learn about the two major branches of Buddhism and what sets them apart, and together.