Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Nikki Mirghafori, and Gyokei Yokoyama answer the question: “We are encouraged to dedicate the merit of our practice to all beings. It’s a beautiful idea, but what effect, if any, does it really have? And can you offer something you’re not sure you even have?”
Kate Lila Wheeler answers one of the most frequently asked questions about challenges on the spiritual path: Will meditation ever become enjoyable?
The eight worldly concerns classify the attachments and aversions that yoke us to samsara—the four hopes and four fears, which we cycle through endlessly.
More than two-and-a-half centuries ago, Mahapajapati Gotami, the Buddha’s aunt, set a precedent for the women’s rights.
Rev. angel Kyodo williams addresses the challenge of sticking to one Buddhist tradition. From the November 2018 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine.
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.
Meditation wasn’t designed to heal psychological wounds, explains Debra Flics. She cautions not to see it as a replacement for psychotherapy.
Author and teacher Janice Lynne Lundy explains how a simple question helps her to keep her heart open – to others, and to herself.
Tis always the season for giving. Six Buddhist teachers on why generosity is the starting place of all the virtues.