In Nichiren Shu Buddhism, the gohonzon is a calligraphic scroll that can guide Buddhist practitioners toward enlightenment.
Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara on how to move past our discomfort and old ideas and make Buddhist communities welcoming to people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
Anita Feng shares how to stop going back and forth between drowsiness and “monkey mind.”
The vast majority of American Buddhists are of Asian heritage, yet they are too often ignored, mispresented, and even looked down upon. Chenxing Han offers four ways we can start to heal American Buddhism.
To truly wake up, writes Kimberlyn David, we must expand our understanding of freedom like the Buddha did.
Theravada & Insight
Diversity is more than just representation. It’s about really meeting the needs of different communities. Pamela Ayo Yetunde suggests how Buddhism can address the mass incarceration of young black men and its terrible costs.
DaRa Williams, Devin Berry, Noliwe Alexander, and Rosetta Saunders share what they feels is the most helpful message Buddhism can offer in coming decades.
Tibetan & Vajrayana
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche unpacks the Madhyamaka view of the two truths.
Although enlightenment can seem like an unreachable goal, says Judy Lief, we’re actually having glimpses of awakening all the time.
Zen & Mahayana
John Tarrant shares what he feels is the most helpful message Buddhism can offer in the coming decades.
We all have an attitude, says Zen teacher Norman Fischer, our own way of approaching life. You can start to take a bodhisattva’s attitude toward life by practicing generosity and appreciation.
Find short answers to the most common questions about Buddhism.
An introduction to the life and teachings of the Dalai Lama, teacher, educator, science enthusiast, and political leader.