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Nikki Mirghafori on why the cultivation of good will can lead to wise action—and vice versa.

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Philosophy

Moving Through the Three “Karma Doors”

Vanessa Zuisei Goddard on how understanding our gateways to the world—body, speech, and mind — is key in our practice of sila.

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Practice

Glimpses of Buddhanature

Buddhist teacher-practitioners from across traditions share personal moments that gave them insight into the true nature of mind.

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Deep Dive

Buddhist Teachings of the Dalai Lama

In recognition of His Holiness’ 89th birthday on July 6, Buddhadharma presents a collection of some of His Holiness’ best pieces for committed Buddhists.

Human eye.

Discover Your Innermost Awareness

In his teaching on the essence of Dzogchen, the Dalai Lama describes the shock that naturally accompanies innermost awareness, the basis of all reality.

Beyond No-Self

While insight into the truth of no-self, is an important step, says the Dalai Lama, it doesn’t go far enough.

"Coq Au Vin," 2015. Illustration by Gary Taxali. Original Artwork Collection of Chef Thomas Keller.

Ethical Conduct Is the Essence of Dharma Practice

The Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron outline three levels of Buddhist ethical codes and how we can follow them.

A diamond is seen refracting colored light.
Practice

Concentrating on the Work at Hand

In this excerpt from The Gift of Work (originally published as Skillful Means), the prolific Nyingma teacher Tarthang Tulku shares a plain-language exercise for concentration, as developed over his five decades interacting with Americans from various business backgrounds.

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Man in Zen robes with hands in gassho
PHILOSOPHY

Ethics, Meditation, and Wisdom

Norman Fischer on how sila, samadhi, and prajna work together to give us stability on the Buddhist path to liberation.

Norman Fischer

Ask the Teachers
A Buddhist monastic holds up their saffron-colored robe
TRADITIONS

Understanding the Vinaya

Amy Paris Langenberg on the history, evolution, and modern manifestations of the training rules followed by Buddhist monastics.

Amy Paris Langenberg

SANGHA

Is My Sangha Inclusive?

When reverend Kiyonobu Joshin Kuwahara asked himself “is my sangha inclusive?,” he wasn’t sure of the answer. So he decided to find out.

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