Meditation Only Goes So Far
If you want to connect with the open, spacious quality of mind, says Lama Willa Miller, at some point you have to stop trying to meditate.
Online: Read our Q&A with Miller.
The Promise of Nibbana
According to the Buddha, final liberation is marked by the end of craving and, ultimately, all suffering. What does that look like and how is it achieved? The late Burmese meditation master Mahasi Sayadaw explains.
Forum: What Is Enlightenment?
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Ayya Tathaaloka, Setsuan Gaelyn Godwin, and David Matsumoto explore their traditions’ different perspectives on awakening. Introduction by Josh Bartok.
We’re Always Meeting Buddha
When we perform a ritual like offering incense or bowing before an altar, it may seem one-sided. But if we’re receptive, says Kokyo Henkel, we find that our actions are always met with a response.
The Changing Face of Compassion
Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, has undergone many transformations over the centuries. Kay Larson explores the bodhisattva’s journey through time and culture.
Online: Look at a few of the faces of the bodhisattva of compassion in our archives.
Touching What’s Inside
After years of focusing on the forms and protocols of Zen, Edward Espe Brown realized he had overlooked the heart of practice. That changed everything.
Make the Dharma Accessible, by Vidyamala Burch
Stop Worrying about Your Self, by Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel
Jedi Mindfulness, by Matthew Bortolin
Honing Our Craft, by Ajahn Viradhammo
Good Intentions Can Be Like Stinky Fruit, by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Internet of the Mind, by Guo Gu
Dharma’s Balancing Act, by Bhikkhu Analayo
A New Way to Find a Center, by Sam Littlefair Wallace
Ask the Teachers
Why don’t I find joy in being a caregiver?
Tibetan Zen by Sam van Schaik, reviewed by Annabella Pitkin
The Holy Madmen of Tibet by David M. DiValerio
Awake at the Bedside by Koshin Paley Ellison and Matt Weingast
Echoes: The Boudhanath Teachings by Thinley Norbu
The Life of the Buddha by Tenzin Chogyel
In Search of Buddha’s Daughters by Christine Toomey
Compassion and emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation by Analayo
The Science of Chinese Buddhism by Erik J. Hammerstrom
My Driving Mantra, by Arunlikhati