“Basics in Buddhism” Introductory Series of Articles


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 particularly 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 articles will provide you a great start to understanding Buddhism and provide resources to help you.

  1. Getting Started:  Become a Buddhist
  2. Overview:  Introduction to Buddhism for Beginners
  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
  6. Religion or Philosophy:  Is Buddhism a Religion or a Philosophy?

Buddhist Concepts

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
  2. Noble Eightfold Path
  3. Karma
  4. Enlightenment
  5. Nirvana
  6. Rebirth / Reincarnation / Samsara
  7. Impermanence
  8. Nonself / No Self
  9. The Five Aggregates (Skandhas)
  10. Attachment / Three Poisons (Three Fires)
  11. Bodhisattva Path
  12. Three Dharma Seals
  13. The Triple Gem Ceremony (Becoming a Buddhist)
  14. Buddhism Numbers/Lists


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?