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Buddhism : Early Developments

Buddhism: Early Developments
Written by: Julia Hardy

Buddhism arose at a time of significant social and political change. In the regions where it grew and flourished, urban centers were growing rapidly and creating new social conditions. 450 more words

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A Response to Ajahn Sumedho: Do You Not See The Coming of the Second Extinction of Buddhism?

Today I posted a comment at the Buddhist Blog, I don’t know if it will be published. It was a reaction to their article What really works? 880 more words


Kill The Buddha When You Meet Him: From Linji to Nietzsche to Jobs

THERE IS A GREAT MISINTERPRETATION! Before you start panicking and start throwing accusations, this line “KILL THE BUDDHA WHEN YOU MEET HIM”!  is not from me nor does it mean what you think it is now. 1,697 more words

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Scholar Gong Pengcheng (龚鹏程) on new research on the history of Chan-Buddhism




時間:2015年4月10日   地點:江西宜春寶峰寺寶峰講壇


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Buddhism and Christianity A Close Look

Buddhism and Christianity have inherent and fundamental differences at the deepest levels, beginning with monotheism’s place at the core of Christianity and Buddhism’s orientation towards non-theism and its rejection of the notion of a creator deity which runs counter to teachings about God in Christianity. 311 more words


A Brief History of Buddhism

Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha Shakyamuni, lived and taught about 2,600 years ago in the southern foothills of the Himalayas. His philosophical discoveries and teachings have resounded down through the centuries, traveling from teacher to student across continents and oceans to reach us today. 410 more words


Archeological Find Could Date Buddha's Life Centuries Earlier

“The traces were scientifically tested and confirm dating to the sixth century, predating all known Buddhist sites by 300 years, archaeologists said Monday.” http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/12/1/oldest-buddha-shrineexcavatedputsbuddhasbirthcenturiesearlier.html