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?
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?
Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) are dharmic religions. Hinduism is really a mix. For example, the Vedas are … Continue reading Revealed Religion Vs. Dharma
Scientific discoveries are only a threat to religion if the believer makes it a threat. Continue reading Do scientific discoveries threaten religious beliefs?
Authors: Pema Chodron (personal favorite) Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Lama Surya Das Adyashanti Magazines: Tricycle Lion’s Roar Buddhadharma ©2016 Stephen L. … Continue reading Buddhist Resources
The closest thing to the devil that Buddhism has is Mara. Mara’s name comes from the Sanskrit and means “causing … Continue reading Is there a devil in Buddhism?