Who Was the Buddha?
Who are we talking about when we say “the Buddha”? The Buddha was a real person who lived in ancient India. But the term has come to refer to more than just the historical person.
What Do Buddhists Do?
Many associate Buddhism with meditation, and for good reason, but other practices are also important, and some Buddhists don't meditate. Read about some of the most prevalent Buddhist practices and how to meditate.
The Many Buddhist Traditions
The variety of Buddhist traditions across the globe is astonishing. Learn how Buddhism spread worldwide and what that means for those of us interested in it now.
What Did the Buddha Teach?
The Buddha had a lot to say about how to understand life. As his teachings spread, they picked up parts of the local religious traditions and culture and naturally adapted to reflect that. Here are some key points of the Buddha’s philosophy.
Common Misconceptions about Buddhism
Are all Buddhists really vegetarian meditators? Is Buddhism pessimistic? Conflicting information about Buddhism is common. Read on to learn more about the most popular misconceptions.
Buddhism in the 21st Century
Buddhism has come a long way from its roots. How does Buddhism understand a modern-day issue like abortion or grapple with advances in science? Find these answers and more here.