When we stop feeding our cravings, says Thich Nhat Hanh, we discover that we already have everything we need to be happy.
Devaduta is pali for “divine messengers.” It is said that the Buddha embarked on his quest for enlightenment after encountering three devadutas: a sick person, an old man, and a corpse.
To truly wake up, writes Kimberlyn David, we must expand our understanding of freedom like the Buddha did.
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche shares what he feels is the most helpful message Buddhism can offer in the coming decades.
“Unless we can recognize and sustain the continuity of original wakefulness, deluded experience will not end,” says Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. “It is the most important point of all.”
Buddhist scholar Peter Harvey explores the facts, myths, and deeper truths of the Buddha’s life story.
Transformation happens in life’s “vital moments,” says Adyashanti — the moments when something changes, and we must redefine our whole identity.
If you ignore power, you ignore powerful Buddhist teachings. Pema Khandro Rinpoche says that Buddhism teaches us how to be powerful and compassionate at the same time.
The Buddha is compared to a doctor because he treated the suffering that ails all of us. His diagnosis and cure, says Zen teacher Norman Fischer, is called the four noble truths.
Zachary Bremmer explains why we should approach the five precepts as training wheels to guide our practice.