Who are we, what we do, and how we roll.
Mission, Values, Etc
To enlighten humanity, by making the teachings of the Buddha accessible to everyone in the world, with early Buddhism at the core.
- Not to do evil.
- To cultivate good.
- To purify our minds.
- To learn the Buddha’s teachings.
Why We Focus on Early Buddhism
Early Buddhism refers to the teachings of the Buddha documented in the early Buddhist texts (EBTs). These are the earliest known teachings of the Buddha, and the common root of all modern forms of Buddhism. Early Buddhism has many compelling advantages, including:
- It is highly compatible with modern science, despite being an ancient spiritual tradition.
- It does not require belief or non-belief in any deities, making it universally practicable.
- It is understandable, despite its immense profundity.
These advantages make early Buddhism exceptionally suitable for the modern world.
In addition, by focusing on early Buddhism, we hope to unite all Buddhists around that common root, so that we can all work together to enlighten humanity, heal the earth, and create the conditions for world peace.
This is ummmm… us. You know, the people who created this website. You’re welcome.
Bossman / Co-founder
Award-winning engineer, international bestselling author, and philanthropist, whose work has been nominated 8 times for the Nobel Peace Prize. chademeng.com
Abbot / Co-founder
Abbot at the Monastic Academy, with decades of intensive monastic training, a degree in Economics, and extensive experience in social & environmental justice. monasticacademy.com
Chief of Content and Legal Counsel at Yumcha Studios.
Award-winning cartoonist, filmmaker, writer, and entrepreneur. Practices law in his free time. colingoh.com
Taught mindfulness at the UN, Google, and in San Quentin State Prison. Specializes in the NSDR (non sleep deep rest) practice of yoga nidra. Sleeps occasionally. kellyboys.org
Illustrator / Web Builder
UCLA graduate with a major in Design|Media Arts and two minors in Film and Cognitive Science. Got two minors for the low low price of one.
Artist / Programmer
Game designer, artist, coder. Studied number theory for fun. Jack of all trades, master of taking naps. Graduated Summa Cum Laude at UC Santa Cruz. angeleentan.com
Our Honored Elders and Advisors
The great masters, teachers, and scholars who personally blessed, guided, advised, or supported us on this project. We couldn’t have done this without them. We stand on the shoulders of giants, and they didn’t even complain about our weight.
“Oh deer, it’s the Dharma!”
The mascots of Buddhism.net are these two deer, Khanti (the girl, on the left) and Khema (the boy, on the right). In Pali, Khanti means patience, and Khema means a place of safety. In traditional Buddhist art, the Dharma wheel, which represents the teachings of the Buddha, is often flanked by two deer. That is because the first discourse given by the Buddha after his Enlightenment was at the Deer Park in Sarnath.