Mark Unno reflects on compassion as immersion into the sufferings of samsara, like a raindrop falling into the ocean.
In order to have compassion for others, we have to have compassion for ourselves.
It’s possible that most Western Buddhists are “unaffiliated.” There is therefore no record of their activity. They practice off the books.
Three teachers are asked about coming to terms with the suffering of others.
A meditation practice from Sangye Khadro on visualizing Maitreya in order to cultivate loving-kindness.
Sharon Salzberg reflects on the selflessness of everyday caregivers, and encouraging a balance of compassion and equanimity.
The “eight heavy rules” institutionalize women’s second-class status in Buddhist monasteries, and in most lineages women are denied full ordination.
The eight heavy rules are the result of historical and social circumstances, explains Buddhist scholar Janet Gyatso—and times have changed.
Llundup Damcho reports on the Seventeeth Karmapa’s vow to reinstate full ordination for women in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Exploring the spirit, subtleties, and relevance of Buddhist ethics: a discussion with Norman Fischer, Lama Palden Drolma, and Andrew Olendzki.