Wherever you find yourself, says Pema Khandro, that’s the starting point of the bodhisattva path—all you need to do is take that first step.
When we are called upon to help in a crisis, says Kaira Jewel Lingo, we must respond. But the way we do is crucial.
Anushka Fernandopulle on how mindfulness reduces the suffering caused by our collective sense of separation.
Pema Chödrön offers a bodhicitta practice for generating love and compassion for all human beings.
Blanche Hartman explains one of the Buddha’s most significant teachings—impermanence—and discusses how it can bring great happiness.
It takes root; it grows; it blooms. Cheryl Wilfong on how meditation practice is cultivated like a garden.
Shine the warm light of awareness on your thoughts and feelings, says Thich Nhat Hanh.
Joan Sutherland shares why we must learn to trust the ebbs and flows of awakening — agreeing to all of its seasons and tides.
Funie Hsu says it’s time we recognize Asian American Buddhists and address the racism that marginalizes their ongoing role in the dharma in the West.
“Buddha” means “one who is awake.” The Buddha who lived 2,600 years ago was not a god. He was an ordinary person, named Siddhartha Gautama.