“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.
For International Women’s Day, here’s a collection of our best teachings from, profiles on, and conversations with women in Buddhism.
Definitions of key Buddhist terms, from Abhidharma to Zen.
Buddhism is full of lists and numbers. Find explanations of some of the most important of these, how they connect, and why they’re important.
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.
An introduction to the life and teachings of the Dalai Lama, teacher, educator, science enthusiast, and political leader.
A collection of teachings from, profiles on, and conversations with LGBTQ folks in Buddhism.
An introduction to the life, books, and teachings of Sharon Salzberg, one of today’s best-known Buddhist teachers.
In this archive article from the Fall 2007 issue of Buddhadharma, ten Buddhist teachers, scholars, and writers recommend great Buddhist books.