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Misconceptions about Buddhism explained and debunked by two Buddhist scholars. Do all Buddhists meditate? Are they vegetarians?

10 Misconceptions about Buddhism

Two Buddhist scholars expand on popular misconceptions about Buddhism.

Is it enough to only practice meditation? Tibetan Buddhist teacher Judy Lief explains what you need to make Meditation complete

Meditation Alone Is Not Enough

Is it enough to only practice meditation? Maybe not. Tibetan Buddhist teacher Judy Lief explains what you need to make Meditation complete

The concept of "no self" in spiritual and Buddhist practice requires us to understand two distinct meanings of selflessness and true self.

No Self or True Self? — Identity and Selflessness in Buddhism

The concept of "no self" in spiritual and Buddhist practice requires us to understand two distinct meanings of selflessness and true self.

Vipassana meditation is different from other practices of Buddhist meditation. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana explains that there are two major types of meditation.

What Exactly is Vipassana Meditation?

Vipassana meditation is different from other practices of Buddhist meditation. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana explains that there are two major types of meditation.

The law of karma refers to the law of cause and effect: that every volitional act brings about a certain result, explains Vipassana meditation teacher Joseph Goldstein.

Buddhism for Beginners Archives

Tricycle’s guide to Buddhism for beginners makes it easy to start learning about Buddhist teachings, practice, and meditation.

The Four Noble Truths structure the entire teaching of the Buddha, revolving on around the nature of suffering and impermanence

What are The Four Noble Truths in Buddhism?

The Four Noble Truths structure the entire teaching of the Buddha, revolving on around the nature of suffering and impermanence

A Thai forest monk explains the Buddhist understanding of emptiness, or shunyata.

Buddhism for Beginners Archives

A Thai forest monk explains the Buddhist understanding of emptiness, or shunyata.