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In the many traditions of Buddhist practice, we find several different versions of the Buddha -- the historical Buddha, the Buddha of the sutras, the Buddha of the tantras, and so on. This section explores the nature of the Buddha in greater detail, and examines the Buddha's teachings on the path toward enlightenment and the cessation of suffering.

 

The teachings of the Buddha are contained in thousands and thousands of volumes and commentaries, which ultimately comprise the vast collection of Buddhist philosophy. This section explores the many facets and schools of Buddhist philosophical thought, encompassing the teachings of the Common Yana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. 

Countless Buddhist masters have imparted their knowledge and wisdom of the spiritual path in order to improve the lives of sentient beings with the ultimate goal of releasing us from samsara. This section contains quotes of some of these masters, as well as some stories that contain virtuous lessons and messages.

Through meditation, we are able to realize the true nature of our minds and of reality. Meditation is known to improve our well-being, help us cultivate compassion for others, and encourage us to develop wisdom. There are several methods of practicing meditation, which are explained in greater detail in this section.

Welcome to Lekso.

 

In Tibetan, "lekso" has several connotations. It can mean beautiful, perfect, auspicious, or excellent. In this respect, the Buddhadharma is lekso at its very root: beauty, perfection, auspiciousness and excellence.

 

Lekso, in this spirit, seeks to share the Buddha's teaching and philosophy in a concise guide for all who are interested in the Dharma. Under the wisdom and guidance of Lama Phurbu Tashi Rinpoche, this guide covers the life and teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, Buddhist philosophy, Buddhist meditation, and shares the advice of many spiritual masters.