Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Buddhadharma Editor Tynette Deveaux shares the difficulties of caregiving and the truth of suffering.
Mushim Patricia Ikeda says it’s not enough to help others. You have to take care of yourself too.
Wherever you find yourself, says Pema Khandro, that’s the starting point of the bodhisattva path—all you need to do is take that first step.
Venerable Pannavati, Anne Klein, and Ejo McMullen on the possibilities and challenges of the bodhisattva path. Introduction by Taigen Dan Leighton.
Originally published in the January 1995 Shambhala Sun magazine, this interview finds Yauch after the release of Ill Communication, candidly talking about about hip-hop, hardcore, helping people, and his relationship to Buddhism’s Bodhisattva Vow.
On the Buddhist path, our intention deepens into commitment and then into vow. At that point, our intentions and our life become one.
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche explains; those who take the bodhisattva vow make one simple commitment: to put others first, holding nothing back for themselves.
Genine Lentine has been thinking about her murky relationship to the bodhisattva precepts, and proposes a humorous “half moon ceremony.”
Marc Ian Barasch searches our society for compassion in action, compassionate people, and ways to find the compassion inside himself.
When we take the precepts of a Bodhisattva, with every one we say, “I Vow.” What does this mean?