Month: April 2017

Self, No Self, What’s a Self?

Philosophers eastern and western have wrestled with the concept of self for many centuries. What is the self? The Buddha taught a doctrine called anatta, which is often defined as no-self, or the teaching that the sense of being a

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The Mahabodhi Temple

The Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya marks the place thought to be where the historical Buddha realized enlightenment. It is arguably the most important of the holy sites related to the life of the Buddha. In spite of its significance,

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Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana

The¬†Mahayana Sraddhotpada Sastra, or “Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana,”¬†is a synthesis of Mahayana Buddhist doctrines that was enormously influential in the development of Buddhism in east Asia. The text is credited with resolving hotly debated issues of its time

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