Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche unpacks the Madhyamaka view of the two truths.
What is the relationship between absolute reality and the relative world we inhabit? Mahayana Buddhism’s answer is called the two truths.
Psychologist John Welwood looks at the difference between absolute and relative love, and the wound within each of us that no other can heal.
Paintings by Vicki Smith.
When we enter the path, we are working at the level of relative truth, and with practice we may gain insight into the absolute. But we don’t enter the final stage of practice, says Tsoknyi Rinpoche, until we realize these truths were never separate.
Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyl on the power of belief to move us out of a small, self-focused world and into a bigger way of being.
Everything is either wisdom or a distortion of wisdom, says Anne Carolyn Klein. Once we see this, we can relax and follow the path.
A teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh on the truth beyond our usual truths.