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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Intro to Buddhism and Buddhist Meditation Ebook
Whether your interest in Buddhism is personal or academic, this ebook is the perfect way to begin exploring it. 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.
Interview with Zen Priest and Author Karen Miller
Zen priest and author of Momma Zen, Karen Maezen Miller, answers questions on writing, Zen practice, teachers, women in Buddhism, marriage, and more. Wisdom we can all relate to and apply.
Interview with Sylvia Boorstein
Read what Sylvia Boorstein, American Buddhist teacher and author, has to say about happiness, caring, fear, writing, mothering, Judaism, and more!
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism - A History
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism share many historical roots and themes, just as Judaism, Christianity and Islam do. This article provides a brief overview of the relationship between these three influential Eastern traditions.
Finding Your Mindfulness
Mindfulness - being fully present in the moment - is a central part of Buddhist practice. It has also been shown to reduce stress levels and increase productivity. Here's a simple introduction to finding your own form of mindfulness.
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