Author: Mike B.

  • The Three Jewels of Buddhism

    The Three Jewels of Buddhism

    The Three Jewels, also known as the Triple Gem or Triratna, are central tenets of Buddhism and serve as a foundation for a practitioner’s faith and practice. The Three Jewels are: Together, the Three Jewels represent the three essential aspects of Buddhism: the enlightened teacher (the Buddha), the path to awakening (the Dharma), and the…

  • Panna: The Buddhist Concept of Wisdom

    Panna: The Buddhist Concept of Wisdom

    Panna, also known as Prajna or Wisdom, is a fundamental concept in Buddhism that refers to the deep understanding of the true nature of reality. It is one of the three essential elements of the Eightfold Path, which constitutes the path to Enlightenment, or Nibbana (Nirvana). The other two elements are Sila (Ethical Conduct) and…

  • Samadhi: A Fundamental Concept in Buddhism

    Samadhi: A Fundamental Concept in Buddhism

    Samadhi is a central concept in Buddhism, often translated as “concentration,” “meditative absorption,” or “unification of mind.” It is a state of deep meditative awareness, where the mind is focused, calm, and unified, and an essential element on the path to enlightenment. Samadhi is one of the components of the Noble Eightfold Path, specifically the…

  • Sila: An Introduction to Virtue

    Sila: An Introduction to Virtue

    Sila is a fundamental concept in Buddhism that refers to moral conduct or ethical behavior. It is one of the three foundational practices of the Noble Eightfold Path, which is the Buddha’s prescription for attaining spiritual awakening and liberation from the cycle of rebirth and suffering known as samsara. The other two foundational practices are…