“Basics in Buddhism” Series


This collection features my articles on the fundamentals and basics of Buddhism.  These are perfect for those new to Buddhism, wanting a new way to understand the teachings, or need a bit more information!

When I was first learning about Buddhism a long time ago, it was very challenging to learn about the religion in a way that made sense to me living in a western country.  My articles, videos, and graphics are my way to help others with learning and practicing Buddhism!

Start Here:

These five articles will provide you a great start to understanding Buddhism, and provide resources to help you.

  1. Getting Started:  The Western Buddhist: 5 Step Guide for Starting and Practicing Buddhism
  2. Overview:  Buddhism for Beginners (a Quick Intro)
  3. Books:  Top 5 Best Buddhist Books for Beginners
  4. Buddhist Scripture:  The Buddhist Scriptures for Newbies
  5. Buddhist Branches:  Schools In:  Comparing Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism

More Topics:

There are a lot of concepts and teachings in Buddhism that can be confusing to understand.  You can learn more about them here!

  1. Four Noble Truths:  Understanding the Four Noble Truths With Coffee
  2. Noble Eightfold Path: Unwrapping the Origami of the Eightfold Path
  3. Karma:  Take Your Unwholesome Karma and Shove It
  4. Enlightenment:  Wake Up!  Understanding Enlightenment in Buddhism
  5. Nirvana:  Smells Like Buddhist Nirvana
  6. Rebirth / Samsara:  Reincarnation and Buddhism:  Here We Go Again
  7. Impermanence:  Happy (Buddhist) Impermanence Day!
  8. Nonself:  Who Are You?  Understanding Nonself in Buddhism
  9. The Five Aggregates (Skandhas):  The Washing Machine of Buddhism:  The Five Aggregates
  10. Attachment / Three Poisons:  Let it Go, Let it Go!  Understanding Attachment in Buddhism
  11. Bodhisattva Path:  Driving the Bodhisattva Path in Mahayana Buddhism
  12. Three Dharma Seals:  Buddha’s Seal of Approval:  Understanding The Three Dharma Seals
  13. The Triple Gem (Becoming a Buddhist):  Get Your Buddhist Membership Card:  Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem 
  14. Buddhism Numbers/Lists:  Buddhism by the Numbers

The following articles are resources in this collection you may find useful:

  1. Videos:  Top 5 Videos for Buddhist Newbies
  2. Websites:  Top 5 Websites for Buddhist Newbies
  3. Meditation:  5 Ways to Learn Meditation Without Leaving Home
  4. Teachers:  Do You Need a Buddhism Teacher?