Historically North India had a religion based on the Vedas and led by Brahmin priests. Scholars argue over whether this … Continue reading What was Buddha’s religion before his enlightenment?
Hinayana is a derogatory term for Southern Buddhism coined by the Mahayanists. The only sect of Southern Buddhism still practiced … Continue reading What is the difference between Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism?
First of all, as a Buddhist to a Buddhist, I would like to tell you I am impressed that you … Continue reading I am 14. How do I tell my evangelical family I am a Buddhist?
In the early days of Buddhism, it spread geographically creating isolated communities which began to differ in emphasis and interpretation. … Continue reading Are there many types of Buddhism or just one?
Set a timer for the length of time you wish to meditate. Sit in a chair with your back straight … Continue reading A Meditation Practice Based on Anapanasati (Awareness of the Breath)
Think of a beginning meditator. A beginning meditator judges their meditations and says things like, “I can’t meditate. My mind … Continue reading Can meditation help me to accept people as they are?
Meditation never seems to work for me. I will spend twenty minutes meditating, them get up feeling exactly the same, … Continue reading Meditation never seems to work for me…
This answer probably depends on your school. The answer for a Theravada Buddhist would be different than that for a … Continue reading What daily routine is recommended for a new Buddhist?
They call it waiting for the other shoe to drop. To me, it’s more like waiting for an oncology report. … Continue reading I’m Not an Asshole. I Have an Illness Part 10
I will answer from the perspective of a Buddhist who was raised Christian. Religion is a Western concept to describe … Continue reading Since there are many religions each with different beliefs, doesn’t that prove that none of them is true?