Buddhism information

Buddhism information

Buddhism

Beliefnet is the leading spirituality and religion website. Our Buddhism section covers everything from the Buddha's core teachings to new Buddhism religion books to offerings from great contemporary Buddhist teachers like the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hahn, Pema Chodron, Lama Surya Das, and Sharon Salzberg. Both long-time Bodhisattvas and those new to Buddhism will find something here. You can:
  • Relax and learn from our libraries of Buddhist meditations, prayers, and chants.
  • Connect with like-minded seekers in our community forums.
  • Read the words of the Buddha with quotes from our Daily Buddhist Wisdom newsletter.
  • Experience mindful everyday living with our vast collection of Buddhist-related articles, exploring topics from loosening your ego's grip in relationships to settling your mind in the midst of stressful work situations.
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BUDDHIST MEDITATION

Guided Meditation

Opening the Heart: A guided meditation with Buddhist teacher Sharon Salzberg.

Thich Nhat Hanh Meditation

Being Peace: A guided meditation with Buddhist monk Thich Naht Hanh.

Tonglen Meditation

A five-minute meditation with Pema Chodron.

BUDDHIST BASICS

What Buddhists Believe

Explore the beliefs of Theravada Buddhist, including what they believe about the origin of the universe, the purpose of life, the nature of a deity, suffering, and more.

What Are All Those Buddhist Symbols?

Lama Surya Das sets the record straight on golden fishes, parasols, vases, and other Buddhist symbols.

DALAI LAMA

Daily Dalai Lama Wisdom

New quotes each day from His Holiness the Dalai Lama to help you explore and learn the dharma.

REAL LIFE BUDDHISM

Confessions of a Meditating Mind

Does your mind wander while you're supposed to be cultivating awareness?

Conscious Driving, Waking, Toilet-flushing

How to bring Buddhism into every-day moments.

MORE ON BUDDHISM

Beliefnet's Buddhism Section

More on Buddhist practice, Buddhist teachers, contemporary Buddhist issues, and living the dharma. Plus interactive features, audio and video, quizzes, and more.

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