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.
Meditation isn’t a one-way street—it’s not like you can just meditate and your life will automatically get better. You have to change the way you live to improve your meditation. Thanissaro Bhikkhu outlines five principles of the ethical, restrained life conducive to meditation practice. Often we like to think that simply by adding meditation to […]
Justice is of course a noble goal. But, says Thanissaro Bhikkhu, the Buddha emphasized a different approach to the achievement of harmony in the world.
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.
Monk-scholar Thanissaro Bhikkhu recalls the life and example of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who died at the age of 88 earlier this month.
Upasika Kee Nanayon, shows us how to combine concentration and clear-seeing to penetrate the “mass of deceit” that is the mind.
We all want to be loved, yes, but our most heartfelt wish is to love, deeply and universally. If this seems like an unreachable ideal, says Thanissaro Bhikkhu, the place to start—and often the most skillful response—is the simple attitude of goodwill.
Thanissaro Bhikkhu explains what the Buddha actually said about metta, the phrase often translated as “lovingkindness.”
“Loving-kindness” is a common translation of the Pali word “metta.” But what if metta and lovingkindness are not quite the same?