When Illness Is Our Path
Meditation can help us deal with illness when it strikes, says Norman Fischer. But even more important, practicing with illness reveals what is beyond sick and not sick.
Entering the jhanas is not easy—the harder you try, the more difficult it is. Instead, as Leigh Brasington explains, you let them open up to you.
Michael Jerryson reports on the growing tension between Buddhists and Muslims in South and Southeast Asia. Senior Buddhist monks there are actively inciting violence and intolerance, despite outcries from the international community.
Forum: How Tantra Works
Tantra may seem strange to the uninitiated, but it offers a direct path to enlightenment. Lama Palden Drolma, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, and Rob Preece take us inside the world of Vajrayana Buddhism. Introduction by Willa Miller.
Sallie Jiko Tisdale reeled from the shock when her teacher Kyogen Carlson died suddenly a year ago. Then she quickly got down to work
The Path to Where You Are
The path to awakening can seem long and arduous, and sometimes you may feel you’ve lost your way. But the destination, says Guo Gu, is always just beneath your feet.
A Better Self or No-Self?
The realization of no-self is integral to the Buddhist path, but as Insight teacher Rodney Smith explains, sometimes your practice can pull you in the opposite direction.
“More Suffering is Necessary,” Zen Master Soeng Hyang
The Buddha in the Tree, Thich Nhat Hanh
A Better Script, Tenzin Gache
Ask the Teachers
The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China, by Peter Schwieger
A Handbook of Korean Zen Practice: A Mirror on the Son School of Buddhism (Son’ga kwigam), by John Jorgenson
Vajrasattva Meditation: An Illustrated Guide, by Khenpo Yeshe Phuntsok
Women in Pali Buddhism, by Pascale Engelmajer
A Fearless Heart, by Thupten Jinpa
Zen Chants, by Kazuaki Tanahashi
The Complete Nyingma Tradition, from Sutra to Tantra, Books 1 to 10, by Choying Tobden Dorje