buddhism buddhism  /ˈbu dɪ zəm/


  1. (n) a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
  2. (n) the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth

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  1. Top things to this weekend in Southern Bergen County

    State Fair, cupcakes, Buddhism and more
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. The Growing Movement of Militant Monks

    Buddhism is known for its pacifism and tolerance. But some monks are now inciting bigotry against Muslims
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

  3. Topics in Buddhism to be explored at 2 church presentations

    Buddhism will be the focus of talks the next two Sundays presented by the Adult Education Program at St. Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Arizona Daily Star

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  1. Norbu, Beijing's choice as the reincarnation of the second highest ranking Buddhist figure, said the rioters' acts "not only harmed the interests of the nation and the people, but also violated the aim of Buddhism."
    on Mar 15, 2008 By: Gyaltsen Norbu Source: FOXNews

  2. Jolie added: "We're a spiritual family, although we don't belong to one specific. We're very interested in all types of religions, especially Buddhism. We discussed it and agreed that at home we will celebrate and learn about each religion."
    on Sep 27, 2009 By: Angelina Jolie Source: TVNZ

  3. Mr. Shyamalan says, "It's meant to be an epic fantasy, for sure. It's a very unusual movie in its tonality; it's a mixture of fantasy and friendship and martial arts and philosophy. It's full of Buddhism and Hinduism and reincarnation and heavy...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: M Night Shyamalan Source: California Chronicle

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