From the archives of Buddhadharma, the late scholar and translator Taitetsu Unno defines several key terms of Shin Buddhism.
“The path is easy”, it is said of Shin Buddhism, “but few are those who take it.” The late Taitetsu Unno explores the history of Jodo Shinshu and its core practice of reciting the Name of Amida Buddha.
When Jan Chozen Bays noticed purveyors of commercial products appropriating the word “Zen,” she responded with an open letter published in the Fall 2002 Buddhadharma.
Satipatthana as defined by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, an abbot in the Thai Forest Tradition.
If you are carving your own dragon, you will never see the real one. That’s why true zazen requires giving up your personal style of practice.
Bhikkhu Bodhi, Jan Chozen Bays, and Jeffrey Hopkins discuss the Buddhist doctrine of karma and why it is essential.
The Buddha once told this story about faith: A herd of cows arrives at the bank of a wide stream. The mature ones see the stream and simply wade across it.
What does faith mean to a Buddhist? Zen teacher Norman Fischer talks with Sharon Salzberg about the conclusions she draws in her new book.
I’ve been a Buddhist for more than twenty years and I’ve done a lot of meditation practice. More and more I find myself asking “What’s the point?”
“I remember to set down my solid baggage, unpack and get into the adventure of raising my child.”