Are You Spiritual but Not Religious? Buddhism Can Enrich Your Path

Today, a significant and growing number of Americans do not identify themselves as members of any religion. There are many different reasons why people become disenchanted with organized religion, but most continue to yearn for something that gives deeper meaning and happiness, something they describe as “spiritual.” Buddhism is unique among the world’s major world religions, as it is the one religion that has no God. Another difference is that meditation is the very essence of Buddhism, not just the practice of a rarified elite of mystics. Buddhism is about realization and experience, not institutions or divine authority. This makes it especially suited to those who consider themselves spiritual, but not religious.

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