Buddhism

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Want more information on Buddhism? Here’s the place for it.

Buddhanet

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BuddhaNet™ is the result of a vision to link up with the growing world-wide culture of people committed to the Buddha’s teachings and lifestyle, as an on-line cyber sangha. In this way, an ancient tradition and the information superhighway will come together to create an electronic meeting place of shared concern and interests.

BuddhaNet is a not-for-profit organisation affiliated with the Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc, which was first established as a Vipassana Meditation Centre in 1992 in Sydney by an Australian meditation monk Ven. Pannyavaro. BDEA has since evolved as a Buddhist Information and Education Service.

BuddhaNet is a non-sectarian organisation, offering its services to all Buddhist traditions. It aims to facilitate a significant Buddhist presence in the ever-expanding realm of computer communications technology, applying this technology to helping make the Buddha’s teachings freely available to all.

BuddhaNet is administered by Venerable Pannyavaro and a dedicated team of lay volunteers.

DharmaNet

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DharmaNet International’s Internet clearinghouse for Buddhist study and practice resources has been online since 1991. Dharmanet hosts its own in-house databases and collections, as well as providing links to worldwide online Buddhist resources, large and small.

DharmaNet has been the labor of love of Kondanna, Barry Kapke, who was unable to continue DharmaNet due to illness. We salute Kondanna’s efforts and are honored to shepherd DharmaNet forward.

The new DharmaNet is providing an independent, non-sectarian informational and educational resource on Buddhism to the ever-widening world-wide audience of people impacted by Buddhism. While there are hundreds of Buddhist web sites, there is still no seminal, non-sectarian informational and educational web site that presents the full range of the Dharma to those seeking to engage the teachings.

About Buddhism

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Welcome to About Buddhism. Here you will find some information on Buddhism to help you gain a basic understanding of this ancient religion and philosophy.

In general, Buddhism is a way of finding peace within oneself. It is a religion that helps us to find the happiness and contentment we seek. Buddhists develop inner peace, kindness and wisdom through their daily practice; and then share their experience with others bringing real benefit to this world. They try not to harm others and to live peacefully and gently, working towards the ultimate goal of pure and lasting happiness for all living beings.

Please read through the pages of this website to familiarize yourself with information on Buddhism. If you have any questions or wish to provide feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thanks for your time!

Rational thought for a better world.