Beginner Buddhism S2, Lesson 6: Is Buddhism a Religion or Philosophy?

Hi all,

I haven’t made a “Beginner Buddhism” video in a long time. I had a become really busy these past months, but worse, I had a bad case of “writer’s block” (vlogger’s block?) which I finally overcame this weekend while driving my family to my grandma’s house.

Anyhow, this is a question that comes up a lot, because Westerners often try to compare Buddhism to other Western religions. Since Buddhism is somewhat different, it’s hard to put into standard categories, so I made this video:

This one is relatively short, but I think the shorter, concise videos are better. Originally I had uploaded a much longer video, but decided that most of it was unnecessary or unhelpful, so I went back and re-filmed it. I’m much happier with this version.

Next week I hope to film a longer one that addresses Samsara and Yogacara approach to understanding the world. 🙂


Author: Doug

A fellow who dwells upon the Pale Blue Dot who spends his days obsessing over things like Buddhism, KPop music, foreign languages, BSD UNIX and science fiction.

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