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Buddhism is a Vast and Beautiful Philosophy, Religion and Life Path. Buddhism combines Intellect and Intuition as well as Body, Mind and Speech into a system of finding and living our own True Nature.

As we study, contemplate, meditate and grow into this path, we discover that Our Own True Nature is a ‘Suchness’ of Loving-kindness, Compassion, Joy, Equanimity, Wisdom and Bodhicitta. Bodhicitta is the Desire to Become Enlightened for the benefit of all sentient beings – including ourselves.

BBnB exists in two phases.

Phase I is basically a four-year course in Buddhism with a weekly topic, an online chat and additional materials and discussions posted on the website. An extensive index can be found in the Files Section at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BuddhismBasicsAndBeyond/files/
Enter the URL and search for ‘Index.'

Phase II is a natural succession with my stepping aside and the members of BBnB preparing the discussions themselves.

Phase I of BBnB presents both basic concepts and more advanced concepts in the study materials. This is of great help to everyone as there is not much opportunity in the various centers to learn of Buddhism as a Whole. The Second Approach is “Beyond the Basics,” a look at the many topics of Buddhism in depth.

New Friends are advised to read the current emails as well as reviewing the past topics listed in the Index. In this manner, one can move into the 'old-timers group' in a few months of steady effort.

The Emails and Study Materials are great resources for the topic as they include links, websites and other resources for the study of specific topics as well as Buddhism in general.

Each Email is designed to reflect the Great Unity of all the Buddhist Schools. In my own path, I have benefited greatly from the Tibetan Teachings as well as those of Zen, Pure Land, Nichiren and the Theravada.

Please feel welcome to join this online Discussion.

May your journey be gentle.

Namaste and Shanti,


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  • 296
  • Buddhism
  • Jan 17, 2005
  • English

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