Guide Pages

Discovering Buddhism

Welcome to Prajna’s landing page on discovering Buddhism.

The main purpose of this page is to explore some of the key philosophical principles and practices of Buddhism that encapsulate Buddha’s insights into our mind and the world. No matter whether you want to get to know the Buddhist path in detail, to find some better means to face the challenges and big questions of life, or you are simply looking for some basic meditation instructions, this page should help you find what you need.
For an introduction to this guide page on Discovering Buddhism and to find out more about how this page can support you, check out the first video in our curated playlist below. 

One thing to bear in mind as you continue to explore this topic: the complete body of Buddha’s teachings (also called ‘Dharma’) is incredibly vast and rich, but its essence is actually very simple. It’s all about finding peace, compassion and wisdom through taming and transforming our minds, for ourselves and for everyone connected with us in this interdependent world.
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Discovering Buddhism - an introduction
Ian Ives
Lerab Ling, 17 November 2023

Watch this video if you want an introduction and overview of how this guide page on Discovering Buddhism works and how to get the most out of it.

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Other resources

In this section, you find links to the websites of the teachers introduced above—wherever available and in the order of appearance.

Ian Ives
For other teachings on prajna, follow these links:
Precious Human Life’, and 'Contemplating the suffering of Samsara’ are available as part of the monthly sessions from The Way of the Great Perfection.

Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche
For other teachings on Prajna, click here

Sogyal Rinpoche
For other teachings on Prajna, click here

Dominique Side
For other teachings on Prajna click here.

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Patrick Gaffney
You can find recent teachings by Patrick Gaffney as part of the monthly sessions from The Way of the Great Perfection— here.
Or find out more about his upcoming course called “Make the most of this life’ starting the 2 April— more details here.

Damien Brohon
You can find a Dharma talk entitled ‘How can dharma dialogue with contemporary culture?
where he shares the creative process that led to the writing of his book "Au travers du visible".
To learn more about his book, you can also check out this interview with France 2.

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Sharon Salzberg

Andrew Warr
For other teachings on Prajna, click here

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