It’s natural to assume that practice comes first, and realization after, but Dogen, the founder of Soto Zen in Japan, said otherwise. Shinshu Roberts explains. The title of Uji, translated as “Being–Time,” essentially contains the totality of the text. Unpacking the meaning of this hyphenated word opens a vast interconnecting vista of practice. The two […]
In the practice of shikantaza, or “just sitting,” says Josh Bartok, there’s a lot more going on than one might think.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche unpacks the Madhyamaka view of the two truths.
Thanissara presents an honest discussion of internalized racism and how seeing it clearly transforms sanghas.
Charlene Leung discusses the importance of using Buddhist practice to become aware of our biases and develop cultural humility.
Matthieu Ricard provides a glimpse into the life of Patrul Rinpoche, one of the most revered spiritual teachers in Tibetan history.
Sara Lewis reviews “Buddhism beyond Gender: Liberation from Attachment to Identity” by Rita Gross. From the Spring 2018 issue of Buddhadharma.
Michel Bitbol reviews “Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics,” conceived by His Holiness the Dalai Lama; edited by Thupten Jinpa.
We take a closer look at the art featured in the Spring 2018 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly.
The monastic path has failed to take hold in the West, says Tibetan Buddhist nun Ayya Yeshe. She argues that it’s time to renew the fourfold sangha.