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.
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 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
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.
EXPLORE THESE WEBSITES AND VIDEOS ABOUT MEDITATION & BUDDHSIM
How to Meditate
On this website you can learn the basics of Buddhist meditation
Video teachings on Meditation and Buddhism
Information on Buddhism to help you gain a basic understanding of this ancient religion and philosophy