Katinka Hesselink 2011Buddha's World

Buddhism quotes and articles

I started this section of my site in 2003 (or there abouts) with the following words: "My focus is not on rituals, symbolism or gods, but on "the path" that Buddhism points to and its vision on the nature of our every day "reality". Texts on the nature of the Buddhist path, texts on the nature of reality in Buddhist philosophy (see voidness, emptiness and sunyata ), karma, and texts on the relativity of our thought and mindful meditation."

At the time I was not a Buddhist practitioner. My practice was limited to what Gelugpa Buddhists call 'analytical meditation': more commonly referred to as 'thinking about something', 'studying' and 'contemplation'. Summer 2011 I became a Buddhist officially (aka: I took refuge) and began meditating daily. I've also come to have an appreciation for ritual. For now (Jan 2012) this new perspective is hardly represented on this site, but I'm sure in time it will be. In the mean time, do check out my blogposts about Buddhism.

As the title suggests different Buddhist lineages are represented here . Amongst them Tibetan Buddhism and Zen Buddhism . For people interested in some of the historical background to Buddhism, I have added a section on that as well.

Of living teachers of Buddhism, material by Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama among others has been included here.

Katinka Hesselink

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