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This week in Buddhism: Vesak Day

This week in Buddhism: Vesak Day

Vesak Day is widely celebrated by Buddhists all over the world on the full moon day of the fourth Lunar month. It is considered to be the most important Buddhist celebration in the year. Buddhists commemorate the birth, enlightenment (nibbāna/nirvana) and final...

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Vesak Day Celebrations & Teachings

Vesak Day Celebrations & Teachings

Happy Vesak Day! Vesak Day is celebrated on the full moon day of the 4th lunar month, or on 22 May 2024. Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and final passing of the Buddha. This is a day of celebration of the joy of being alive, to remember and offer our...

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day is celebrated on the 12th of May 2024! We would like to wish all mother's a Happy Mother's Day! Buddha taught us to cherish and honor our parents. Possibly the most important thing the Buddha said about our parents is in AN 2.33.  He said even if we...

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This week in Buddhism: Wen Shu Bodhisattva (Manjushri) Birthday

This week in Buddhism: Wen Shu Bodhisattva (Manjushri) Birthday

Coming up on 11th May 2024 (4th day of the 4th Lunar Month) is Manjushri Bodhisattva’s Birthday. Let us use this day, to cultivate a Bodhi mind and connect to Manjushri Bodhisattva's compassion and wisdom in ourselves. "Manjushri (Chinese: Wen shu shi li, 文殊師利;...

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Coming up: Gods just want to have fun

Coming up: Gods just want to have fun

Friends, Having read Topics #1 to #12, we hope that you have now gained an excellent understanding of core Buddhism and the direct path to nirvana. And that you also see how Buddhism is joyful, secular, scientific, inclusive, and liberating. We hope that even those of...

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Coming Up: How to train a padawan

Coming Up: How to train a padawan

Friends, By now, you have learned all the Buddha’s core teachings (from Topic #1 to Topic #10).  More importantly, you have learned how to put those teachings into practice (specifically, from Topic #6 to Topic #9).  And perhaps even more important than...

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Introducing Tom – His Journey to Buddhism

Introducing Tom – His Journey to Buddhism

Tom is a dear friend of mine, and here's his story of learning Dharma and entering the gates of Buddhism. Read more about his recommendations of Buddhist communities in our Community Page. But first, here's his story. Tom's story I come from a Belgian family and grew...

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Coming Up: Where’s My Nirvana Dammit?

Coming Up: Where’s My Nirvana Dammit?

Friends, You have now learned all the Buddha’s core teachings, including all Four Noble Truths, virtue (Topic #9), and “advanced subjects” such as emptiness, karma, and dependent origination (Topic #10).  Congratulations. When I started learning Buddhism, I too...

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Buddhism.net is on LinkedIn

Buddhism.net is on LinkedIn

Exciting News Alert! Friends! Buddhism.net has officially joined the LinkedIn community! And here's the best part: Starting from Chapter 1, we'll be sharing the content of the entire book "Buddhism For All" on LinkedIn! We cordially invite you to join us on LinkedIn...

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This week in Buddhism: Shakyamuni Buddha Parinirvana Day

This week in Buddhism: Shakyamuni Buddha Parinirvana Day

According to the Mahāyāna Chinese Buddhist tradition, Shakyamuni Buddha’s Parinirvana Day is observed on the 15th day of the 2nd lunar month. We extract excerpts from the book, Buddhism for All to share the Buddha's Parinirvana: "Siddhattha became the Buddha at...

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This week in Buddhism: Shakyamuni Buddha Renunciation Day

This week in Buddhism: Shakyamuni Buddha Renunciation Day

According to the Mahāyāna Chinese Buddhist tradition, Shakyamuni Buddha’s Renunciation Day is observed on the 8th day of the 2nd lunar month. Before Shakyamuni Buddha became the Buddha, he was known as Prince Siddhattha Gotama.  Siddhattha means “wish...

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