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Basics, Buddhism

The Three Jewels

To become a Buddhist is to take refuge in the Three Jewels, also called the Three Treasures or the Three Refuges. The Three Jewels are the Buddha (The Teacher), the Dharma (The Teaching), and the Sangha (The

Basics, Buddhism

What is the Middle Way?

When Buddha saw suffering for the first time, he was deeply disturbed to see death and misery in the world. He gave up his place in the darkness of the night and set out to

Basics, Buddhism

What is the Eightfold Path?

The Eightfold Path is a fundamental teaching in Buddhism that outlines the path towards the cessation of suffering and the attainment of enlightenment. It is considered the fourth Noble Truth, which is the path that

Basics, Buddhism

What is Rebirth or Samsara in Buddhism?

We find in the heart of Buddhism, Samsara, the cycle of rebirth in which are prisoner beings who have not yet achieved enlightenment or supreme liberation. Called commonly reincarnation in the West, this cycle of

Basics, Buddhism

What is Karma in Buddhism?

In Buddhism, the sanskrit word Karma means “action”, and is defined as the intention manifested in the action of thought, body, and speech – it is the intention that produces Karma, and not the act

Buddhism, Concepts, Zen Buddhism

What is Zanshin?

Zanshin is a concept found in Zen, Budo (Japanese martial arts), particularly Kendo, and in many Japanese arts, such as Ikebana (flower arrangement), chado (the tea ceremony) and sumi-e (ink painting). Simply put, Zanshin is


Beliefs & Dogmas

Since the beginning of time, man is searching for the truth. Thousands of years ago, our ancestors, sat under the stars, and around the campfire discussed and asked themselves the same questions we ask ourselves

On focus

What is Zen Buddhism?

Trying to explain or define Zen Buddhism, by reducing it to a book, to a few definitions, or to a website is impossible. Instead, it freezes Zen in time and space, thereby weakening its meaning.

Buddhism, Zen Buddhism

Zen & the Japanese Arts

Soon after its arrival in Japan, Zen Buddhism began to have a strong influence on the development of Japanese culture, and it eventually became part of Japan’s spiritual and aesthetic foundation. Through the practice of