Theravada

The "Teaching of the Elders," rooted in the earliest complete teachings of the Buddha
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    Now What? Paid Member

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    What the Buddha Thought Paid Member

    Dr. Richard Gombrich has spent much of his life studying Buddhism, but he does not call himself a Buddhist. The only child of two educated and broadminded parents, he was brought up to hold humanistic values, notably reason, and to look on religion as irrational and best left alone. He became a historian like his father, Ernst Gombrich, and since his father seemed to have Europe well covered in his work, the younger Gombrich turned to Asia, specifically India. He learned Sanskrit and Pali, and encountered the ideas of the Buddha in his reading. Having decided early on that he was an atheist, yet following his parents in placing a high value on morality, Gombrich was drawn to Buddhism because, he says, “it is atheistic and also emphasizes ethics.” More »
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    Lost in Quotation Paid Member

    Many people who don’t know much about old Buddhist texts often know one passage from the Pali canon: the part of the Kalama Sutta (Anguttara Nikaya 3.65) stating that old texts can’t be trusted. More »
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    Just Another Thing in the Forest Paid Member

    The Buddha got enlightened in a forest. What is it about being in the forest that helps people? More »
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    Recollection of the Buddha Paid Member

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    The Four Protective Meditations Paid Member

    Watch Bhikkhu Bodhi's retreat here. More »