Buddhist teachings

Education towards enlightenment

In budhism, we use teachings of the Buddha, the Boddhisattvas and enlightened beings to help stop the suffering of all living beings, and to help them towards enlightenment. On this page you will find some of our core teachings.

Recommended Teachings of the Buddha.

Buddhist teachings are rooted in the life and insights of Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha, who lived in ancient India around the 6th century BCE. 

Central to Buddhist teachings are the Four Noble Truths, which outline the nature of suffering, its causes, cessation, and the path to its end. 

The Eightfold Path, consisting of right understanding, intention, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, and concentration, offers a practical guide for living a wholesome life. 

Buddhists also emphasise concepts such as impermanence, non-self, compassion, and the law of karma, which governs the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. Meditation is a key practice in Buddhism, helping practitioners cultivate mindfulness, insight, and inner peace.

These principles form a solid foundation for fostering interfaith peace by promoting tolerance, understanding, and respect for diversity. Emphasising empathy and non-violence, Buddhism encourages dialogue and cooperation among different faith traditions, promoting harmony and mutual respect in a world marked by religious diversity.

Select a teaching from the menu under 'teachings' at the top or bottom of this page.

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