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Buddhism - Wikipedia
Buddhism (/ ˈ b ʊ d ɪ z əm /, US also / ˈ b uː-/) is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists. An Indian religion, Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on original teachings attributed to the Buddha and resulting interpreted philosophies.
The religion of Buddhism - Religious Tolerance
Background: Buddhism currently has about 376 million followers and is generally listed as the world's fourth largest religion after Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.It was founded in Northern India by Siddhartha Gautama (circa 563 to 460 BCE) and has spread into much of the far East.It is making major inroads into North America.
BuddhaNet - Worldwide Buddhist Information and Education ...
BuddhaNet - Buddhist Information and Education Network: Buddhist Studies, World Buddhist Directory, BuddhaZine - Online Magazine. Insight Meditation Online, eBooks on Buddhism.
BBC - Religion: Buddhism
Buddhism is a tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development. Buddhists strive for a deep insight into the true nature of life and do not worship gods or deities.
Tibetan Buddhism - Wikipedia
Tibetan Buddhism is the form of Buddhist doctrine and institutions named after the lands of Tibet, but also found in the regions surrounding the Himalayas and much of Central Asia.It derives from the latest stages of Indian Buddhism and preserves "the Tantric status quo of eighth-century India." It has been spread outside of Tibet, especially due to the Mongol power of the Yuan dynasty (1271 ...
Soka Gakkai International - USA
Nichiren Buddhism for Daily Life. One-to-one engagement will inspire and spur our fellow members to action. Leaders, take the initiative to share
Major Religions Ranked by Size - Adherents.com
This is a listing of the major religions of the world, ranked by number of adherents.
GODS of Japan, A-to-Z Photo Dictionary of Japanese ...
This photo library & dictionary is a labor of love. After moving to Japan in 1993, I became intrigued by the many deities & faces of Japanese Buddhism & Shintōism.
Jedi Philosophy – The Pop Culture Philosopher
Please enjoy this repost of one of my most popular essays (originally written in 2005): For many people, the main appeal of George Lucas’ “Star Wars” movies is the “Jedi Way,” the philosophy/religion that guides the mystical Jedi knights.
Soka Gakkai International (SGI)
Buddhism likens wisdom to a clear mirror that perfectly reflects reality. Reflected in this mirror of wisdom is the interrelatedness and interdependence of our life with all other life.