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Buddhism Newsletter Information
Information about the BellaOnline Buddhism newsletter.
Buddhist Book Shop for Kids and Teens
Favorites amongst the books I have reviewed for kids and teens, sorted by age group.
Buddhist mandalas employ sacred geometry to create representations of the universe used for meditation and mindfulness training.
Buddhist mantras - sounds or words repeated aloud or silently - are an important part of meditation practice in some Buddhist schools. This article lists some common mantras and their meanings, and includes a sampling of monks chanting one.
Buddhist Meditation and Brain Changes
Recent research indicates compassion meditation and other Buddhist practices permanently change the brain. Learn how, and what this research means for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists.
Movies are a great way to learn about Buddhism, and there are many available. Here's a list of Buddhist feature films and documentaries, all of which are readily available for rental or purchase.
Buddhist Personality Types and Meditation
Fifth-century Buddhist scholar Buddhaghosa taught there were six types of people, corresponding to three mental tendencies. Come learn which one you are, and the best corresponding meditation technique.
Buddhist Perspectives on Gratitude
The Buddha often spoke of gratitude and the importance of giving thanks in our lives. In this article learn several different Buddhist perspectives on gratitude and gratitude practice.
The Buddhist Precepts are the core ethical guidelines for practicing Buddhists. There are core 5 Precepts adopted by both lay and monastic practitioners, and then additional Precepts added for monastics. These Precepts are guidelines for practice, not commandments.
Many people associate reincarnation with Buddhism, but in fact the Buddha taught a doctrine of rebirth, not reincarnation. What is the difference, and what do the different schools of Buddhism teach about it? What is its relevance to Buddhist meditation and practice?
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