True equanimity, says Kaira Jewel Lingo, is not in any way detached or uncaring—it’s inclusive, and loving, and the foundation for spiritual courage.
Joy Brennan shows how Yogacara teachings reveal whiteness as a constructed identity—and how they offer a path through it, to bodhisattva activity.
Lauren Leve reviews “S. N. Goenka: Emissary of Insight” by Daniel M. Stuart.
Sarah Jacoby examines how even though mothering has been held up in Buddhist teachings as a model of compassion, actual mothering has never gotten much respect.
The way to bodhicitta, the mind of compassion, is marked by the fifty-nine lojong slogans. Gaylon Ferguson points us in the right direction.
Michael Sheehy reviews “Science and Philosophy in Indian and Buddhist Classics, Vol. 2: The Mind.”
Roger R. Jackson explains how different Tibetan schools approach the nature of mind, and why it matters.
Even as we uphold tradition, says Justin von Bujdoss, we also have to leave room for it to grow.
We often look at Buddhist practice as a way of cultivating particular qualities; Thanissaro Bhikkhu reminds us, however, that the Buddha also spoke of qualities we must have to take up the practice in the first place.
Gina Sharpe, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, and Pilar Jennings examine spiritual power, the roots of its abuse, and how we might learn to hold it differently going forward.