Buddhism is a philosophy, a moral code, and for some a religious faith which originated over 2,500 years ago in India.
meaning ‘to wake up’. Thus, Buddhism encourages a life of “awakening” BodhiThe name Buddhism is derived from the word Buddhism provides teachings and guidance to liberate mankind from suffering, integrating spirituality into people’s daily lives so that it is a ‘practical’ way of living, not just a practice for reclusive hermits. one’s compassion, love and intellect, and meditation as a way to achieve a deeper understanding of nature and ability to connect with everyday life and with others.
Humanistic Buddhism is part of Mahayana ‘Great Vehicle’ school of Buddhism; it encourages one to cultivate and integrate the Buddha’s teachings of tolerance, loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity into our daily life for the benefit of all beings. It is to build a harmonious society through helping those in need, radiating those virtues from within ourselves to our family, society, nation and the world at large.
When we give faith, hope, joy, and services, we are helping all beings as well as ourselves. When we actualize altruism, joyfulness, and universality, we are practicing the fundamental concepts of Humanistic Buddhism. With an emphasis on “not needing to go else to find enlightenment”, we can someplace realize our true nature here and now, within this precious human birth and this world. That is the true practice of Humanistic Buddhism.