Buddhism 101

by Ted Meissner   Buddhism is a term inclusive of the teachings and practices of Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha or “enlightened one”, from the 5th century BCE in the Indian subcontinent.  There are two major branches of traditional Buddhism:  Theravada (“The School of the Elders”) and Mahayana (“The Great Vehicle”), with new development … Read more

Taoism 101

Taoism (also spelled Daoism) is a life philosophy and practice of living in harmony with the Tao. Tao means ‘way’ or ‘path’ – a sort of double meaning, as both the ‘way of Nature’ and the ‘way to happiness’. The primary source of Taoist teaching is called the Tao Te Ching, which could be translated … Read more