[vc_row container_type=”content-fixed” padding=”padding-medium” padding_top=”40″ padding_bottom=”40″ fixed_height=”0″ bgtype=”bg-custom-color” bgcolor=”#ffffff” bgparallax=”bg-parallax” bgmask_color=”#000000″ bgmask_color_opacity=”0.9″ bgimage_position=”top left” bgimage_repeat=”no-repeat” bgimage_attach=”scroll” css_animation_delay=”0″ map_type=”ROADMAP” map_zoom=”12″ map_scroll=”false” map_drag=”false” map_zoom_control=”false” map_disable_doubleclick=”true” map_streetview=”false” section_arrow=”arrow-up”][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][md_text css_animation_delay=”0″]Buddhism is the practice of Buddha’s teachings and the inner experiences or realizations of these teachings. These have a timeless and universal relevance and can be practiced by anyone in any culture.
Protection from suffering and problems
By practicing Buddha’s teachings, or Dharma, we protect ourself from suffering and problems. All the problems we experience during daily life stem from negative states of mind such as attachment, hatred and ignorance. The method for eliminating these is to practice Dharma.
Practicing Dharma is the supreme method for improving the quality of our human life because the quality of life depends not upon external development or material progress, but upon the inner development of peace and happiness.
Buddha gave his first teachings over 2,500 years ago. Since that time they have been preserved in a pure form and passed down from Teacher to disciple in an unbroken lineage that is still alive today.
Thanks to the kindness of these previous Teachers, we are able to listen to and practice exactly the same Dharma as that which Buddha originally taught.
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