Zen teacher Joan Sutherland on life’s dreamlike nature and why it should be embraced.
How do we as Buddhists meet the challenges of our time? Joan Sutherland says an answer lies in the teachings of two great Chan masters.
Is Buddhism a transcendent path to enlightenment or a practical aid to everyday life? The Way cannot be divided like that, Joan Sutherland tells us. LIke the water system of the high desert, it flows in every direction and is found wherever we decide to tap into it.
The location of the gate — the forms of meditation — is fixed and known, but what will happen there can never be known ahead of time. Joan Sutherland on the place where form and formlessness meet.
While women may feel constrained by Buddhist institutions, the dharma itself poses no such limitations, says Joan Sutherland.
When you’re caught in your habitual patterns, says Joan Sutherland, try not to fixate on your reactions. Instead cultivate awareness of everything that is happening in the moment.
Joan Sutherland explores what enlightenment is and isn’t and how we can actually experience it in our everyday lives.
Joan Sutherland reviews two books that explore female figures in Buddhism, and the modern role of women in cultural Buddhist practice.
Joan Sutherland reviews “A Garland of Feminist Reflections: Forty Years of Religious Exploration” by Rita Gross.
As the so-called new atheists go toe-to-toe with religious literalists, where do Buddhists and other contemplative practitioners stand?