Where to begin with Buddhism

Buddhism can appeal to people of all cultures, religious backgrounds, genders, races, nationalities, basically anyone can practice it! But that doesn’t make it any less daunting when you google ‘Buddhism’ and find a stream of words you don’t understand and a lot of history to absorb. Hopefully, this list will point you in the right…

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Buddhists at Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, I’m sure a lot of you budding Buddhists are wondering what to do with your holiday, given your faith. Obviously, at the heart of Buddhist teachings we know not to seek happiness within material gifts and objects which, let’s face it, Christmas has become all about. Now don’t get…

8 Tips on Meditation

Meditation is a practice that sits at the heart of Buddhism, but can prove equally beneficial to those of other beliefs. Meditation, at it's most basic form, is just sitting. It's a chance for introspection. An opportunity to gather all your sporadic thoughts from the day and gather them into a neat little basket with…

The Eightfold Path

This post focuses on the 'ins and outs' of the noble eightfold path, also called 'The middle path'. Last weeks post on the four noble truths touched on it briefly, but hopefully this one will give you a better insight into what the eightfold path is, what its made up of and how it can…

The Four Noble Truths

The four noble truths are a set of statements that contain the very foundations of Buddhist belief. The Buddha came to understand these four principles as he was meditating beneath the bodhi tree. The truths go as so: 1) There is no existence without suffering (dukkha) The Sanskrit word 'dukkha' is roughly translated to 'suffering'…