The three marks of existence are Buddhism’s basic description of reality. These three simple truths, which characterize all things, are surprisingly transformative. They are: Impermance (Pali: annica): This truth is the foundation of Buddhism. The Buddha said that all compounded phenomena disintegrate. All things are made of parts, and all things fall apart. Another, blunter, way to put […]
The four foundations of mindfulness is the Buddha’s fundamental teaching on meditation common to all Buddhist traditions.
These four truths are called noble because they liberate us from suffering. They are the Buddha’s basic teaching, encapsulating the entire Buddhist path.
How can Buddhists know if their life is an ethical one? By keeping the five precepts, a set of guidelines for those who wish to do no harm.
Buddhists take refuge in three different expressions of awakened mind. What are they?
The Buddha taught his disciples this eight-step path to awakening. These eight aspects of Buddhist practice are described as “wise,” or simply, “right.”