Zen master Dogen wrote that someone working to benefit others should maintain three minds: magnanimous mind, parental mind, and joyful mind.
After the launch of the New York Public Library’s J.D. Salinger exhibit, Rod Meade Sperry reflects on how the famed author and his characters reckoned with Buddhism and spirituality.
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.
Buddhist translator Scott Wellenbach won more than $650,000 playing poker. He’s giving it all away to charity.
Mushim Patricia Ikeda says it’s not enough to help others. You have to take care of yourself too.
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.
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.
Rinchen Khando Choegyal fights the second-class status of female monastics in Tibetan Buddhism.
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.
Lead to Life repurposes weapons as tools, planting healing seeds for a cleaner earth. From the September 2018 issue of Lion’s Roar.