This Page consists of information on Buddhism, and has links to dozens of articles about the Buddhist Religion, as well as Meditation and insight. Learn about Buddhism by reading these articles from Buddhist monks, as well as lay people who have a love and appreciation of the Dharma. The information contained in these articles is meant to help all. Our most popular Buddhism resource is our Buddha Statues Page which presents a gallery of Buddhist carvings.
What The Buddha Looked Like An Introduction to The Evolution Of Buddha Statue Design In India For several hundred years after the Buddha entered Nirvana in 486 BCE, there were few, if any, sculptures or carvings depicting the historical Buddha. In fact, anthropomorphic (human-like) images… [More]
This article presents a an in-depth introduction to Buddhism, including the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana (or Tantric) schools of Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and the Dharma.
Protection Buddha A lot of people ask us “What does this Buddha statue mean?” What they are really asking is, “What does the posture of this Buddha statue mean?”, since the pose of the statue has a particular significance to an event in the life… [More]
He was known as “The Awakened One” and also as “The One Who has Moved On.” But what do we really know about the founder of Buddhism?
Do you have your Buddha statue in the right place? Or are you setting yourself up for bad Karma by having your statue in an inappropriate location?
Dharma is an essential concept to Buddhism and Hinduism, but it has a different meaning depending on which religion it is used.
Find a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple near you in this list of Temples from across the USA. Includes GPS coordinates to help ensure you get there easily.
What do you do when you get a Buddhist locket and immediately start having bad luck? Find out here…
A list of Thai Buddhist Temples in America, organized by state. Find a Thai temple near you.
The Thai form of Buddhism is sometimes called Lankavamsa (meaning Singhalese or Sri Lankan lineage) because it was introduced to the 13th century Sukhothai Kingdom by monks from Sri Lanka, at the time that Sukhothai was the capital of what was to become modern Thailand…. [More]
Did you know that the different hand gestures all have a deep meaning in Buddhist and Hindu art?
What’s the difference between the big Laughing Buddha and the “real” Buddha? Read here to find out why many people get them confused.
Many people wonder how they can convert to Buddhism, and whether there are any “secret” initiations involved in it.
In Mahayana Buddhist art you will often see Swastika images, but these are not what you might think. They have a deeper meaning essential to Buddhism.
Don’t know your Dharma from your Karma? This Glossary of Buddhist terminology will help you better understand Buddhism, as it includes vocabulary from the Mahayana, Theravada, and Vajrayana lineages of Buddhism.
People often wonder if Buddhist pendants (known as amulets) actually work. Here’s what we think…
Buddhism and Hinduism have a common past, and while there are many similar beliefs between the two religions, there are just as many differences between the Buddhist and Hindu faiths.