It may seem like an unattainable ideal, but you can start right now as a bodhisattva-in-training. All you need is the aspiration to put others first.
Mushim Patricia Ikeda says it’s not enough to help others. You have to take care of yourself too.
Pilar Jennings on how to overcome two common roadblocks to compassion. The key is facing the truth of suffering—your own and others.
We all have an attitude, says Zen teacher Norman Fischer, our own way of approaching life. You can start to take a bodhisattva’s attitude toward life by practicing generosity and appreciation.
Enlightenment is everywhere we look, says Joan Sutherland — we can choose to notice it, but at the same time, we can also trust that it will find us, wherever we are.
Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield on what we can do in this confusing, tough time.
Tynette Deveaux shares the difficulties of caregiving and the truth of suffering.
Pema Chödrön shows us how we can let go of self-centered worries and become a bodhisattva-warrior. It’s the greatest happiness of all.
Shinshu Roberts examines the suffering inherent in the bodhisattva path, what Dogen referred to as being “the blue lotus in the flame.”
Zen master Dogen wrote that someone working to benefit others should maintain three minds: magnanimous mind, parental mind, and joyful mind.