Theravada Buddhism

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3 Reasons Why You Should Practice Mahayana Buddhism instead of Theravada Buddhism

3 Reasons Why You Should Practice Mahayana Buddhism instead of Theravada Buddhism First, don’t get me wrong- my intention of writing this blog is not to denigrate Theravada Buddhism in anyway. In fact, I respect and appreciate the wonderful teachings in the Pali canon because there are tonnes of practical […]

The Second Council

The Second Council The Background of the Second Council A hundred years after the First Council, during King Kalasoka, a second great assembly in Buddhist community took place, known as the Second Council. Different from those behind the First Council, it was the difference of opinions concerning the precepts that […]

The First Council

The First Council The Background of the First Council Just like other early religious leaders and great philosophers, Shakyamuni Buddha left no writing from his own hand. He preached the people both by example and precepts. Throughout forty nine years, he travelled from place to place, sometimes accompanied by his […]

Differences in Doctrines and Practices: Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana Buddhism

Differences in Doctrines and Practices: Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana Buddhism Buddhism is a world religion or philosophy with immense internal diversity when it comes to doctrines, practices, and sectarians. With over more than 2500 years of development and transmission of Buddhism from India to East Asia and Southeast Asia, Buddhism […]