Why feel bad about yourself when you are naturally aware, loving, and wise? Mingyur Rinpoche explains how to see past the temporary stuff and discover your own buddhanature.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche unpacks the Madhyamaka view of the two truths.
Maitri means loving-kindness or unconditional friendliness. David Nichtern and Cyndi Lee show you how to do this heart-opening Buddhist practice.
The five powers are a set of qualities that work in a sequence to support awakening.
Buddhism is a religion of peace. So why do some monks carry guns and preach hatred? In this conversation with Lion’s Roar, religious studies professor Michael Jerryson says that, if you look closely, “violence abounds” in Buddhist doctrine.
Theravada & Insight
We humans are gifted at finding fault. Buddhist teacher Tara Brach teaches us how we can connect to compassion instead.
Nisha R. Shah of Spirit Rock Meditation Center looks at how to support the development of the seasoned, knowledgeable practitioners that Buddhism needs. Our best guide is the three jewels.
Tibetan & Vajrayana
His Holiness the Dalai Lama takes an in-depth look at how we can work with anger and hatred in our practice.
David Michie teaches us a healing meditation to purify karma and cultivate well-being.
Zen & Mahayana
Chinese legend has it that if a carp swims up a waterfall, it transforms into a dragon. Be like that carp, says Koshin Paley Ellison. Throw your whole self into waking up.
Claude Anshin Thomas writes of his experiences as a Vietnam War veteran, and his discovery of Buddhism through the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Meditation isn’t very hard. In fact: if you can breathe, you can meditate. Learn how to meditate, as taught by the Buddha, with our easy-to-follow guide.
Find short answers to the most common questions about Buddhism.