Buddhism

Buddhism is an eastern religion and philosophy with many different sects, which believes that:

  • All beings are going through a continuous cycle of births and deaths until they attain final liberation.
  • The ultimate goal of existence is to attain Nirvana, a state of liberation and  freedom from suffering.
  • Cultivation of Virtue, concentration and discernment as outlined in the “Eightfold Path” are necessary for attaining self-actualization and Nirvana.
  • Suffering is a part of life, has meaning, and can be alleviated through understanding the “Four Noble” truths.


Buddhist Chaplain Contact

The Interfaith Chaplains Association currently does not have a Buddhist Chaplain. For questions, please email interfaithchaplains@ualberta.ca.