Questions around rebirth—from how it works to whether it’s even real—have energized and divided Buddhists for millennia. In this excerpt from his book “Rebirth,” Roger R. Jackson unpacks the complexity of it all and offers four basic approaches to incorporating it (or not) into our own practice.
Roger R. Jackson explains how different Tibetan schools approach the nature of mind, and why it matters.
Roger R. Jackson reviews “Buddhist Magic: Divination, Healing, and Enchantment Through the Ages” by Sam van Schaik.
Buddhist teachings have been changing and evolving from the beginning, says scholar Roger R. Jackson. He suggests some ways they can be updated to reflect modern values and knowledge.
Roger Jackson reviews “Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination” by Reiko Ohnuma.
Roger Jackson reviews “Heart of the Great Perfection: Dudjom Lingpa’s Visions of the Great Perfection,” Vol. 1 by B. Alan Wallace.
In his latest and most ambitious work, “After Buddhism,” Stephen Batchelor makes a sustained and serious attempt to argue for his vision of Buddhism.
Roger R. Jackson reviews “The Buddha and Religious Diversity” by J. Abraham Vélez de Cea.
Kongtrul’s works have deeply influenced modern Kagyu and Nyingma thought and practice, and The Treasury of Knowledge is the most influential of all.
A review of “The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Biography” by Donald S. Lopez Jr.