What is Buddhism?

In this video, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh tells us about Buddhism. He answers the question, “What is Buddhism?

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What is Buddhism? Thich Nhat Hanh Explains

What is Buddhism? Thich Nhat Hanh Explains | Snap shot from video

  • Nirvana – freedom from wrong views and fear
  • Wrong perceptions
  • Being and non-being and removing wrong notions
  • Direct encounter with reality
  • Everything is impermanent
  • Teaching and transforming people
  • Buddhist meditation
  • Interbeing
  • Buddha is a human being

What is Buddhism?

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The essence of Buddhism is to achieve freedom from wrong perceptions and fear. We do this by meditation practices which help us to gain insight into the world as it really is. Along with this comes the knowledge of interbeing – that all things in the universe are interrelated. Nothing exists by itself, alone.

These teachings are profound and obtainable in this life once you adopt the correct view. You then develop wisdom and compassion which manifests as loving kindness and equanimity.

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