A Brief Guide to Buddhism

Brief introduction

A Brief Guide to Buddhism 

Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to insight into the true nature of life. (Ayacana Sutta) The Buddha says the Dharma is deep, hard to see, hard to realize, peaceful, refined, beyond the scope of conjecture, subtle, and to be experienced by the observant. 

Buddhist practices are a means of changing oneself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom. The experience developed within the Buddhist tradition over thousands of years has created an incomparable resource for all those who wish to follow such a path, a path that aims for enlightenment or Buddhahood.

The principles of Buddhist teachings are straightforward and practical nothing is fixed, or permanent, actions have consequences: and change is possible. Thus, Buddhism addresses itself to all people irrespective of race nationality, or gender.

Buddhism teaches practical methods (such as meditation) which enable people to realize and use its teachings to transform their experience, to be fully responsible for their lives, and to develop the qualities of Wisdom and Compassion.