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Humanistic Buddhism

Humanistic Buddhism is special type of Buddhism, that cares not only for individual salvation, but rather to help people and be with people. Being vegetarian (Even for loyalty) is compulsory. Burning paper money (popular belief among Chinese Buddhism followers) and incense is discouraged – it’s bad for the environment. Going

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The Laughing Buddha: Symbolism and Significance in Buddhism

The “Laughing Buddha” has many names: Happy Buddha, Fat Buddha, Pu-tai, Budai, or Hotei, even though it isn’t really a Buddha. Who is the Laughing Buddha? History and Meaning The bald, chubby, laughing fellow many Westerners think of as Buddha is a character from tenth-century Chinese folklore. In Buddhism, the

Shikantaza (Just Sitting): The Essence of Soto Zen Buddhism

In the tranquil chambers of Soto Zen temples, amidst the gentle waft of incense and the soft echoes of sutra recitations, there resides a practice so simple yet profound that it embodies the very essence of Zen: Shikantaza, or “Just Sitting.” At the heart of Soto Zen doctrine lies the

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New Year celebration in Zen Buddhism

In the winter Mahayana Buddhists around the world prepare to celebrate the New Year, a time of reflection, renewal, and intention-setting. While the date of this celebration varies among different Mahayana traditions, including Japanese Zen Buddhism, which often observes it on December 31st, the essence remains consistent—a time to contemplate

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Engaged Buddhism: Thich Nhat Hanh’s Vision of Mindfulness in Action

Engaged Buddhism, a movement pioneered by the renowned Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, offers a profound synthesis of Buddhist teachings with social activism and compassionate action. This article explores the essence of Engaged Buddhism and delves into the life and philosophy of its founder, Thich Nhat Hanh. Who was

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10 Clues to the meaning of Zen

What is the essence of Zen? The term “Zen” permeates various domains of modern life, from design to everyday vernacular, yet its authentic essence often eludes understanding. Pure Zen defies simple description; it embodies a state of utmost vitality and presence, emphasizing a deep engagement with the reality of the

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