The eight worldly concerns classify the attachments and aversions that yoke us to samsara—the four hopes and four fears, which we cycle through endlessly.
Joanna Harper teaches us the famed Buddhist practice of metta – offering love to ourselves and others.
“I’m confused. Buddhism is considered one of the world’s five great religions, but some people say it’s not a religion at all, but a philosophy, way of life, or science of mind. Which is it?” We answer your questions on Buddhism and meditation.
Kokoro as defined by Shohaku Okumura, a Soto Zen priest.
Pema Chödrön teaches us Tonglen, “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion.
“The Buddha’s first noble truth says that life is suffering. What’s this obsession with suffering? If I don’t feel like I’m suffering am I still a Buddhist?” We answer your questions on Buddhism and meditation.
The classic Zen concept of “beginner’s mind” is finding popularity in American business circles. Minh Do looks at what that means for Buddhism.
The 12 nidanas, which are pictured as the outer circle in the Wheel of Life, describe the chain of causation by which the cycle of death and rebirth known as samsara is created.
Satipatthana as defined by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, an abbot in the Thai Forest Tradition.
The Pali Canon is the body of scriptures central to the Theravada school of Buddhism containing the largest collection of teachings (suttas) attributed to the historical Buddha.