Rev. angel Kyodo williams addresses the challenge of sticking to one Buddhist tradition. From the November 2018 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine.
More than two-and-a-half centuries ago, Mahapajapati Gotami, the Buddha’s aunt, set a precedent for the women’s rights.
Karen Maezen Miller on how meditation helps her bring “doing nothing” into everything she does.
Is Buddhism a religion, psychology, or way of life? Our three experts, Charles Prebish, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, and Joan Sutherland, join the debate.
Abhidharma, Buddhism’s map of the mind, is sometimes treated as a topic of merely intellectual interest. In fact, says Thich Nhat Hanh, identifying the different elements of consciousness, and understanding how they interact, is essential to our practice of meditation.
Theravada & Insight
When we think of love, we have ideas that are purely personal and, on the whole, quite fanciful. They are based in general on our desire to be loved, from which we expect fulfillment.
In a tense moment on a full plane, Ruth King gets a glimpse of the inner strength of equanimity.
Tibetan & Vajrayana
Bethany Saltman talks with Tenzin Palmo about rebirth, merit, and the bodhisattva vow.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama takes us step by step through the famed logic of Madhyamika, the Middle Way that defeats all extreme views of reality.
Zen & Mahayana
The legendary founder of Zen in China famously taught a dictum long-regarded as the taproot of Zen, “Point directly at the human mind, see its nature, and become Buddha.”
The most profound meditation, says Joan Halifax, is contemplating the certainty of your own death.
The Buddha taught meditation as a transformative practice to relax your heart and wake up to now. Learn how to meditate with teachings, audio, and video.
Life is busy. Here’s a selection of quick meditations to work with emotional distress and foster mindfulness when time is scarce.