Buddhism in Every Step

Since 1997, the Buddhism in Every Step series of booklets has sought to teach the Dharma of Humanistic Buddhism: not only by explaining the Buddhist teachings in clear, accessible language, but by showing how Buddhism can be applied to all aspects of life. Supported through the generous donations of readers, Buddhism in Every Step booklets are available at Buddhist temples and meditation centers around the world.

(45) The Life of Master Hsing Yun

This short biography of Venerable Master Hsing Yun takes you on a journey from his impoverished childhood through his journey to Taiwan, the founding of Fo Guang Shan, and spreading Buddhism around the world.

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(44) Starting a Daily Practice

A walkthrough of how to begin a meditation or chanting practice on one’s own, and how to join in at group practice at a Buddhist temple.

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(43) The Five Precepts

An introduction to the five precepts, the basis of Buddhist morality: not to kill, not to steal, not to commit sexual misconduct, not to lie, and not to consume intoxicants.

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(42) The Triple Gem

An introduction to the importance and significance of taking refuge in the Triple Gem: the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.

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(41) Meditation

A guide to the basics of Buddhism meditation and conduct within a meditation hall.

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(40) Seeing Clearly

A collection of essays regarding the benefit of looking inside ourselves, taking advantage of the time we have, and dedicating our everyday actions to the greater good of society.

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(39) Letting Go

Gives advise for living harmoniously with ourselves, our possessions, and others around us in the modern world.

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(38) Buddhism and Vegetarianism

Aquaints the reader with Buddhist views on the taking of life and the development of vegetarianism within Buddhism, along with describing some of its benefits and some advice on cooking vegetarian food.

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(37) The Buddhist Perspective on Women’s Rights

Introduces the Buddhist basis for women’s rights and Master hsing Yun’s view on how this applies to situations in today’s world.

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