Posts Tagged ‘What is Buddhism’

What is Buddhism? Video from Space for Mind exhibition

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Newcomers to our Buddhist centres often ask “What is Buddhism?“. Is it a religion? Is it a philosophy, or psychology? Buddhism goes beyond all of these disciplines. It is not only conceptual like philosophy, but changes the practitioner at a deep level through meditation. Buddhism also goes beyond everything personal, transcending psychology.
People often say that it is a religion, which in some ways is a valid answer. His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje, however, when asked “What is Buddhism?” said that Buddhism is rather a way of life, and that one can even think of it more like a science.