Three Buddhist teachers answer the question “Are we supposed to stop or transcend thinking altogether, or to find another, more enlightened way to think?”
“No one who has ever touched liberation could possibly want anything other than liberation for everyone,” says Rev. angel Kyodo williams. She shares why we must each fully commit to our own path liberation, for the benefit of all.
Three teachings on meditation passed on from Maezumi Roshi to Karen Maezen Miller.
Three teachers respond to the question: How would you counsel someone who is considering getting an abortion?
Take a second look at Western philosophy, advises William Edelglass — it might be more compatible with Buddhism than you think.
Theravada & Insight
Sharon Salzberg, Judith Simmer-Brown, John Tarrant, and the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche offer new perspectives on how to think about and engage with our emotional lives.
Diana Winston reflects on the intertwining of mindfulness and compassion, as practiced with an open heart.
Tibetan & Vajrayana
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche offers a fresh teaching on “phowa” practice and how navigating the various transitions in our lives, including the very small ones, lays a foundation for navigating the much bigger ones when they come.
“Unless we can recognize and sustain the continuity of original wakefulness, deluded experience will not end,” says Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. “It is the most important point of all.”
Zen & Mahayana
Shine the warm light of awareness on your thoughts and feelings, says Thich Nhat Hanh.
Thich Nhat Hanh teaches that by looking deeply we develop insight into impermanence and no self. These are the keys to the door of reality.
An introduction to the life, books, and teachings of Sharon Salzberg, one of today’s best-known Buddhist teachers.
In this archive article from the Fall 2007 issue of Buddhadharma, ten Buddhist teachers, scholars, and writers recommend great Buddhist books.