Thanissaro Bhikkhu, featured author in the Summer 2023 “Power & The Practitioner” issue of Buddhadharma, explores the Buddha’s teachings on how a sense of self is formed, how we use the five aggregates to define the self, and how to deconstruct the process.
Buddhist monk and scholar Thanissaro Bhikkhu reflects on encounters with his dharma teacher, who “could obviously read my mind and anticipate future events.”
Monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu, a trained translator of the Buddha’s words, reveals seven fake Buddha quotes he’s found. See if you’re not surprised.
In this complex and interconnected world, living ethically has never been more challenging—or more important. Jan Willis, Rebecca Li, Trudy Goodman, Thanissaro Bhikku, and Sister True Dedication share the five Buddhist precepts for modern times. Illustrations by Nolan Pelletier. 1. Don’t Kill Jan Willis on the first precept. I’ve long considered verse 183 of the […]
Teachings on the Four Noble Truths from Handful of Leaves, Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s new translations of selected suttas from the Pali Canon.
We often look at Buddhist practice as a way of cultivating particular qualities; Thanissaro Bhikkhu reminds us, however, that the Buddha also spoke of qualities we must have to take up the practice in the first place.
Buddhist monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu lists the good qualities you should take with you on the Buddhist path.
Satipatthana as defined by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, an abbot in the Thai Forest Tradition.
Meditators and musclemen don’t seem to have much in common, but Thanissaro Bhikku says meditators can learn a lot from strength training.
Thanissaro Bhikkhu outlines five principles of the ethical, restrained life conducive to meditation practice.