Secular Buddhism – sometimes also referred to as agnostic Buddhism, Buddhist agnosticism, atheistic Buddhism, Buddhist atheism, or Buddhist secularism – is a broad term for an emerging form of Buddhism that is based on humanist, naturalist, and/or agnostic values and pragmatism rather than religious – or more specifically supernatural – beliefs. Secular Buddhists interpret the teachings of the Buddha and the Buddhist texts in a rationalist and often evidentialist manner, considering the…

Secular Buddhism – sometimes also referred to as agnostic Buddhism, Buddhist agnosticism, atheistic Buddhism, Buddhist atheism, or Buddhist secularism – is a broad term for an emerging form of Buddhism that is based on humanist, naturalist, and/or agnostic values and pragmatism rather than religious – or more specifically supernatural – beliefs. Secular Buddhists interpret the teachings of the Buddha and the Buddhist texts in a rationalist and often evidentialist manner, considering the…

The renamed BDRC says its expanded mission to digitize texts from across the Buddhist world "has never before been possible."

The renamed BDRC says its expanded mission to digitize texts from across the Buddhist world "has never before been possible."

Tenpa Namkha. Present at the Buddhist-Bonpo debates, he indicated that a realized one has no need to make any distinction between these teachings. Revered by Bonpos and initiated into Mantra by Padmasambhava, he meditated in woods and mountains until fully awakened. Able to tame wild beasts via mudra and collated many advanced texts, particularly those of the sems-de class of Dzogchen.

Tenpa Namkha. Present at the Buddhist-Bonpo debates, he indicated that a realized one has no need to make any distinction between these teachings. Revered by Bonpos and initiated into Mantra by Padmasambhava, he meditated in woods and mountains until fully awakened. Able to tame wild beasts via mudra and collated many advanced texts, particularly those of the sems-de class of Dzogchen.

Some 2,500 years ago the Buddhist text, the Avatamsaka Sutra, described the cosmos allegorically through the imagery of Indra’s net. In the heavenly abode of the deity Indra, there was cast an infinite net reaching in all directions, and at each node point in the net there was a jewel, each reflecting the light of all the others—infinitely. Should any jewel be touched, each of the infinite other jewels would instantly be affected, presaging Bell’s theorem that everything is interconnected...

Some 2,500 years ago the Buddhist text, the Avatamsaka Sutra, described the cosmos allegorically through the imagery of Indra’s net. In the heavenly abode of the deity Indra, there was cast an infinite net reaching in all directions, and at each node point in the net there was a jewel, each reflecting the light of all the others—infinitely. Should any jewel be touched, each of the infinite other jewels would instantly be affected, presaging Bell’s theorem that everything is interconnected...

What’s Really Holding You Back from Happiness? – Learn how a 14th century Buddhist text lays the groundwork for a very powerful perspective on…

What’s Really Holding You Back from Happiness? – Learn how a 14th century Buddhist text lays the groundwork for a very powerful perspective on…

OUR GREATEST ENEMY  Buddhist texts do not exaggerate when they say that our greatest enemy is clinging to a self. Why? We are caught in a situation where mind is incapable of directly experiencing its own essential emptiness, and instead posits a self that must be sustained. We thus develop all the needs and wants that must be gratified in order to maintain such a self. Suffering comes from the endless search to satisfy what cannot be satisfied. “I” leads to “I am” which ❤︎ Kalu Rinpoche

OUR GREATEST ENEMY Buddhist texts do not exaggerate when they say that our greatest enemy is clinging to a self. Why? We are caught in a situation where mind is incapable of directly experiencing its own essential emptiness, and instead posits a self that must be sustained. We thus develop all the needs and wants that must be gratified in order to maintain such a self. Suffering comes from the endless search to satisfy what cannot be satisfied. “I” leads to “I am” which ❤︎ Kalu Rinpoche

The "world's largest book" at Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay houses 729 marble slabs with sacred buddhist texts in as many white stupas. . . . . . #travelstoke #wanderlust #travel #backpacking #exploretheworld #myanmar #backpackingmyanmar #worldnomads #beautifuldestinations #mandalay #ichosetowander #exploremore #kuthodawpagoda #worldslargestbook #buddhism #instatravel #pagoda by tea_traveller. worldslargestbook #travelstoke #travel #ichosetowander #wanderlust #backpackingmyanmar #backpacking…

The "world's largest book" at Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay houses 729 marble slabs with sacred buddhist texts in as many white stupas. . . . . . #travelstoke #wanderlust #travel #backpacking #exploretheworld #myanmar #backpackingmyanmar #worldnomads #beautifuldestinations #mandalay #ichosetowander #exploremore #kuthodawpagoda #worldslargestbook #buddhism #instatravel #pagoda by tea_traveller. worldslargestbook #travelstoke #travel #ichosetowander #wanderlust #backpackingmyanmar #backpacking…

“We are what we think, having become what we thought,” begins the collection of verse entitled the Dhammapada, the most accessible of ancient Buddhist texts. This emphasis on the state of our minds is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Buddhist approach. on goop.com. http://goop.com/meditation/

“We are what we think, having become what we thought,” begins the collection of verse entitled the Dhammapada, the most accessible of ancient Buddhist texts. This emphasis on the state of our minds is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Buddhist approach. on goop.com. http://goop.com/meditation/

Buddhist text called the Diamond Sutra, which in the Zen tradition was considered the most profound of the Buddha’s words.

Buddhist text called the Diamond Sutra, which in the Zen tradition was considered the most profound of the Buddha’s words.

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