I’ve been a Zen practitioner for thirty years. Ten years ago I was in a deep depression. If I sat down to meditate, demons would torment me.
Bethany Saltman talks with Tenzin Palmo about rebirth, merit, and the bodhisattva vow.
The haunted dominion of the mind, says Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche, is self-clinging. We must cut through self-clinging by cultivating the view of emptiness.
We believe deeply in ourselves as personalities, says Ajahn Sumedho, each committed to the reality of our own personal history and distinctive traits.
A Teisho by Eido Shimano Roshi on Rinzai and his Zen.
A discussion of race, class and education, and how they’re limiting who becomes interested in Buddhism. Featuring Paul Haller, Marlene Jones, Charles Prebish, and Guy McCloskey.
Sojun Mel Weitsman once asked Suzuki Roshi, “What does it mean to be ordained as a Zen priest?” The answer—“I don’t know”—has been his koan ever since.
Buddhadharma readers share their experience of Buddhist practice in everyday life as it relates to depression and mental illness.
Khandha as defined by Ajahn Punnadhammo, an abbot of the Theravada tradition.