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 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 a large collection of teachings (suttas) attributed to the historical Buddha
What’s the difference between a Buddhist church, temple, and center? We answer your questions on Buddhism and meditation.
“When I meditate, I often get drowsy after awhile. At other times, I’m agitated and feel like jumping off my cushion. In neither case do I feel like I’m meditating correctly.”
The protuberance at the top of the Buddha’s head is known as the ushnisha, which is one of the traditional thirty-two marks of the physical body of a buddha.
In the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition, the three yanas are vehicles that carry you along the path to enlightenment.
In Asian traditions, bowing is a gesture of humbleness and respect, but it can seem strange in the modern West.