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Into the Heart of Life - Book Review
Into the Heart of Life is a beautiful book of teachings by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, one of the first Western women to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. She first came to prominence as the subject of Cave in the Snow, a book about her 12 years in solitary retreat.
Intro to Buddhism and Buddhist Meditation Ebook
Whether your interest in Buddhism is personal or academic, this FREE ebook is the perfect way to begin. It includes the most popular BellaOnline Buddhism articles, as well as 'Personal Exploration' exercises you can use to explore practices, including different meditation forms, yourself.
Introducing Children to the Noble Eightfold Path
The Noble Eightfold Path is a foundation Buddhist teaching consisting of the eight components of the Buddhist path. Here's some suggestions for introducing children to each of them - great for adults of any faith too!
Is Buddhism an Atheist Religion?
The term 'atheist religion' might seem like an oxymoron, but to many it applies to Buddhism, as it does not posit a supreme being or creator, and yet on the outside it may appear to have many of the 'trappings' of a religion. Learn more about the various views on this in this article.
As Buddhism spread outward from India, many new branches developed, often integrating existing traditions. Four main forms of Buddhism are practiced in Japan today - Pure Land, Nichiren, Shingon, and Zen. Learn the basics of these four distinct schools in this article.
Jataka Tales - Buddhist Morality Fables
The Jataka Tales are a set of morality fables or folktales in Buddhism that are said to be stories of the Buddha's past lives. Each one teaches the importance of a paramita or perfection such as generosity, compassion, kindness, discernment, or courage.
Jataka Tales: Ethical Folk Tales for Children
The Jataka Tales are a set of folk stories that originated in India, and are often used in Buddhist cultures to relay ethical teachings. This article reviews a set available from Dharma Publishing, targeted to 3-8 year olds.
Jesus and Buddha – Practicing Across Traditions
Are you a Christian interested in Buddhism? A Buddhist interested in Christianity? An interfaith spiritual seeker? The documentary Jesus and Buddha: Practicing Across Traditions may offer you new insights into the connection points between these two spiritual traditions.
Jomo Memo - 13th Century Tibetan 'Terton'
In celebration of Women's History Month, learn about one of the few 'tertons', or discoverers of hidden knowledge, within Tibetan Buddhist history - Jomo Memo.
Lojong and the Eight Verses of Mind Training
Lojong, or mind training, is an important teaching within Tibetan Buddhism on developing bodhicitta, the compassionate desire to forgo one's own liberation to work towards the liberation of all beings. The Eight Verses of Mind Training is one of the seminal texts on this teaching.
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