About Buddhism

The founder of Buddhism in this world was Buddha Shakyamuni who lived and taught in India some two and a half thousand years ago. Since then, millions of people around the world have followed the pure spiritual path he revealed. The Buddhist way of life—of peace, loving kindness, and wisdom—is just as relevant today as it was in ancient India.

Buddha explained that all our problems and suffering arise from confused and negative states of mind, and that all our happiness and good fortune arise from peaceful and positive states of mind. He taught methods for gradually overcoming our negative minds such as anger, jealousy, and ignorance, and developing our positive minds such as love, compassion, and wisdom. Through this we will come to experience lasting peace and happiness.
These methods work for anyone, in any country, at any age. Once we have gained experience of them for ourselves, we can pass them on to others so they too can enjoy the same benefits.

The founder of Buddhism in this world was Buddha Shakyamuni who lived and taught in India some two and a half thousand years ago. Since then millions of people around the world have followed the pure spiritual path he revealed.
Buddha explained that all our problems and suffering arise from confused and negative states of mind, and all our happiness and good fortune arise from peaceful and positive states of mind.
Lasting peace and happiness
He taught methods for gradually overcoming minds such as anger, jealousy and ignorance, and developing positive minds such as love, compassion and wisdom, and in this way. Through this we will come to experience lasting peace and happiness.
These methods work for anyone, in any country, in any age. Once we have gained experience of them for ourselves we can pass them on to others so they, too, can enjoy the same benefits.
The Buddhist way of life – peace, loving kindness and wisdom – is just as relevant today as it was when Buddha appeared in ancient India.
See website: About Buddha

Modern Buddhism

Modern Buddhism is the application of the Buddhist paths of compassion and wisdom to modern daily life. It is an international movement without affiliations to any specific country or culture founded by the contemporary Buddhist master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Modern Buddhism brings the ancient wisdom of Buddha into the modern world free from any cultural trappings and shows how to integrate Buddhist meditation and other practices into our busy lives.
You do not have to be a Buddhist to attend modern Buddhism events or to benefit from them.
The instructions given at our classes are scientific methods for improving our inner qualities and reaching our highest potential through developing the enormous capacity of our mind. If many people begin to practice these teachings in Vancouver and throughout Canada, it will have a powerful impact upon this city, and therefore the world.

There is an unmistaken relationship between the state of our mind and our experience of our world. Through studying and practicing meditation and modern Buddhism, we learn how to initiate a positive change within, which in turn affects our thoughts, how we speak to others, and our actions. Gradually, we become more patient, kind, content, joyful, generous and peaceful, which definitely influences others in a positive way. Therefore, by practicing meditation we are making a profound contribution to peace in our community and our world.

Meditation

Meditation is at the heart of the Buddhist way of life—the perfect method for understanding and working on our own mind. Through meditation we first learn to identify our different negative mental states known as “delusions”, and then learn how to develop peaceful and positive mental states or “virtuous minds”. Check out our meditation and Buddhism Classes

In our daily lives we strive to practice and maintain these virtuous minds and use our wisdom to solve our problems. As our mind becomes more positive, our actions become more constructive and our experience of life becomes more satisfying and beneficial to others.
Anyone can learn basic meditation techniques and experience great benefits, but to progress beyond basic meditation along the Buddhist path to enlightenment we need to develop faith in the Three Jewels—Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. This kind of faith naturally arises as we experience the benefits of meditation practice and personally verify that Dharma is changing our lives for the better.

EXPLORE THESE WEBSITES AND VIDEOS ABOUT MEDITATION & BUDDHSIM

How to Meditate
On this website you can learn the basics of Buddhist meditation

Introductory Videos
Video teachings on Meditation and Buddhism

About Buddhism
Information on Buddhism to help you gain a basic understanding of this ancient religion and philosophy

About Buddha
About Dharma
About Meditation
About Tantra
About Reincarnation
Anger Management Techniques
Find Happiness
Death and Dying
Dealing with Fear
Find Peace of Mind
Learn Meditation Techniques