On the Buddhist path, our intention deepens into commitment and then into vow. At that point, our intentions and our life become one.
Pema Chödrön offers her unique perspective on The Way of the Bodhisattva, and addresses how we free ourselves from powerful emotional spells.
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche explains; those who take the bodhisattva vow make one simple commitment: to put others first, holding nothing back for themselves.
Ajahn Amaro examines the arguments for and against the arhat and bodhisattva ideals that define and too often divide the Buddhist traditions. He suggests a way out of the polarizing debate.
Members of the Buddhist Peace Delegation at a peace march in Washington, 2007. Photo by Maia Duerr, jizochronicles.com. David Loy on why Buddhism’s bodhisattva ideal is what the world needs now. Unless you’re on long retreat in a Himalayan cave, it’s becoming more difficult to overlook the fact that our world is beset by interacting […]
Joan Sutherland explores what enlightenment is and isn’t and how we can actually experience it in our everyday lives.
Kate Johnson offers young New Yorkers the tools and community she could have used when she was young.
Forget all the fancy meditation practices, says His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the real heart of Buddhism is complete commitment to others.
Much of the time, life is like watching a movie: we suspend disbelief and lose ourselves in the story. On the bodhisattva path, we see through the illusion.
Much of the time, life is like watching a movie: we suspend disbelief and lose ourselves in the story. On the bodhisattva path, says Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, we see the illusory nature of these appearances, and in doing so discover a boundless compassion.
Putting others first—it’s the great switch that changes everything. It cuts samsara at the root and plants the seed of enlightenment. Sakyong Mipham on how to be a bodhisattva.