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Branches of Buddhism
Buddhism has many different branches, schools, and lineages. Learn what they are, what countries each are practiced in, and how they differ.
Books for Introducing Teens to Buddhism
This article briefly reviews three books that introduce Buddhist themes to teens in a way applicable to their everyday lives.
Books for Introducing 9-12 Year Olds to Buddhism
This article briefly reviews three books for introducing 9-12 year old to Buddhist themes such as mindfulness and compassion, as well as for teaching them about the Life of the Buddha and basic Buddhist tenets such as the Four Noble Truths.
Books for Introducing 3-8 Year Olds to Mindfulness
With stress and stimulus levels rocketing for children today, any child can benefit from Buddhist concepts such as mindfulness, meditation, and loving-kindness. This article briefly reviews books for introducing these to young children, and related articles do the same for older children and teens.
Book Review - Women of Wisdom
Lama Tsultrim Allione is one of the leading women Buddhist teachers in the West today, and this book includes both her own compelling personal story, as well as the sacred biographies of six historical Tibetan Buddhist yoginis.
Book Review - The Mind's Own Physician
The Mind's Own Physician: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama on the Healing Power of Meditation provides a fascinating overview of the current scientific findings on the benefits of meditation and mindfulness practice, including how they impact the brain and facilitate healing.
Book Review - Sex, Sin and Zen by Brad Warner
In his latest book, outspoken Soto Zen Priest Brad Warner explores Buddhism's attitudes towards gender and sexuality, in an explicit and humorous way.
Book Review - Happiness is an Inside Job
This latest book by Sylvia Boorstein, a founding teacher for the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, shows anyone how they can incorporate Buddhist metta (lovingkindness) practice into their daily lives.
Book Review - A Unified Theory of Happiness
In 'A Unified Theory of Happiness: An East-Meets-West Approach to Fully Loving Your Life', clinical psychologist Andrea Polard offers a comprehensive but practical approach to utilizing both the best Western psychology and Eastern spirituality have to offer us in our own pursuit of happiness.
Bodhidharma - First Patriarch of Zen Buddhism
Many legends are associated with the life of Bodhidharma, first patriarch of Zen Buddhism, including his association with the famous Shaolin Temple in China, and by extension, Chinese martial arts.
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