- What is Practice?
- What is Buddhist Practice?
- What is Won Buddhist Practice?
There is a certain type of African elephant that is said to travel to its birthplace when it feels that it is near death. Spiritual practice is returning to our home, our true self, through discovering our original nature, which is inherently wise and compassionate, lacking nothing. When the ripples disappear from the surface of a lake, the moon is reflected accurately. Similar...Read More
Buddhist practice aims to lead all practitioners to be free from suffering.The root of our suffering is our ego. All of our desires and wandering thoughts originate from our sense of self. Therefore, the goal of Buddhist practice is awakening to the empty nature of ourselves and dwelling in our true self which is in reality no-self (anatta).When we observe the precepts (sila) ...Read More
Traditional Buddhist practice emphasizes the realization of our original mind. Won Buddhist practice puts more emphasis on using our mind. Sotaesan, the founding master of Won Buddhism, said that a living religion or practice is not separate from our ordinary lives, and that Buddhadharma exists for the sake of our life, not the other way around. Won Buddhist practice is charact...Read More