Traditions

THERAVADA & INSIGHT

Cultivate Tranquility, Harvest Insight

The classical Theravada model of meditation employs the practices of shamatha and vipassana, both. Ajahn Brahmavamso explains the path of tranquility and insight.

Ajahn Brahmavamso

TIBETAN BUDDHISM
Old painting of Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity, Ocean of Conquerors, Four Arms, from Rubin Museum of Art.

Vajrayana Explained

The late Karma Kagyu master Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche presents a clear explanation of the view of Vajrayana and its main practices of generation and completion.

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

ZEN & CHAN
Image of pink carnation in glass bottle with petals in layers of circles

Making Offerings to Our Ancestors

When we place offerings on the altar for teachers long past, do we understand what we are doing, or why? Zenju Earthlyn Manuel looks into the depths of that encounter between past and present.

Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

PURE LAND

 Bodhisattva, What Color is Your Neck?

When it comes to right speech, can Buddhist practitioner Ching Pan follow the example of Green-Necked Avalokitesvara? Could you?

Ching Pan

NICHIREN

Chanting for Buddhahood

Shodaigyo meditation combines silent sitting with chanting to the beat of a drum. Ryuei Michael McCormick on how to do this calming yet exhilarating practice.

Rev. Ryuei Michael McCormick

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The Treasure of the Teacher

“You do the practice, you realize the way,” writes Norman Fischer. “And yet you must begin by finding a teacher you can have faith in.”

Norman Fischer