“Basics in Buddhism” Series


This collection features Alan’s articles in Buddhism related to the fundamentals and basics in Buddhism.  These are perfect for those new to Buddhism, wanting a new way to understand the teachings, or need a bit more information!  More articles are being created, so be sure to sign up for email updates and/or follow me on social media!

Start Here:

  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

More Topics:

  1. Scripture:  The Buddhist Scriptures for Newbies
  2. Buddhist Branches:  Schools In:  Comparing Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism
  3. Four Noble Truths:  Understanding the Four Noble Truths With Coffee
  4. Noble Eightfold Path: Unwrapping the Origami of the Eightfold Path
  5. Karma:  Take Your Unwholesome Karma and Shove It
  6. Enlightenment:  Wake Up!  Understanding Enlightenment in Buddhism
  7. Nirvana:  Smells Like Buddhist Nirvana
  8. Rebirth / Samsara:  Reincarnation and Buddhism:  Here We Go Again
  9. Impermanence:  Happy (Buddhist) Impermanence Day!
  10. Nonself:  Who Are You?  Understanding Nonself in Buddhism
  11. The Five Aggregates (Skandhas):  The Washing Machine of Buddhism:  The Five Aggregates
  12. Attachment / Three Poisons:  Let it Go, Let it Go!  Understanding Attachment in Buddhism
  13. Bodhisattva Path:  Driving the Bodhisattva Path in Mahayana Buddhism
  14. Three Dharma Seals:  Buddha’s Seal of Approval:  Understanding The Three Dharma Seals
  15. The Triple Gem (Becoming a Buddhist):  Get Your Buddhist Membership Card:  Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem 
  16. 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?