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Buddhism Philosophy

Interview With A Philosopher: Why Does Some Of Our Best Thinking Happen Over Coffee?

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Why does so much philosophy take place in bars and coffeehouses? What's the relationship between drinking and thinking?

How Can We Bring About A Compassionate Society?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Buddhism teaches that in order to transform our world, we must transform ourselves. We must cultivate the capacity to be genuinely concerned about the welfare of others.

Is Buddhism a Religion?

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Siddhartha actually became the Buddha through his failure at religion. He saw that the ascetic practices he'd been engaged in were not leading him to true liberation, and so he left them behind.

The Buddha Wasn't a Buddhist

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

The Buddha's teachings today still describe a deeply personal inner journey that's spiritual, yes, but not religious. The Buddha wasn't a god -- he wasn't even a Buddhist.