Shamatha meditation—mindfulness or concentration—is the foundation of Buddhist practice. Lama Rod Owens teaches us a version from the Vajrayana tradition. Shamatha means “peaceful abiding” or [...]
Question: Buddhism stresses having compassion for others, trying to reach the “soft spot” in their hearts in order to [...]
Lama Willa Miller offers nine pieces of advice for women who find themselves in secret relationships with their [...]
There are two ways to understand dependent origination, teaches Ajahn Buddhadasa. But only one leads to [...]
The teacher-student relationship in Vajrayana Buddhism is intense and complex. It is easy to misunderstand and can even [...]
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The November 2017 Lion’s Roar magazine features teachings on death — and why having awareness of death is the secret to life — including Buddhist lessons for living and dying well from Ajahn Chah and Judy Lief, and an exclusive look at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.