Temporary spiritual experiences can be helpful signs of progress, says Andrew Holecek, but they can also be traps.
There are two kinds of refuge. The reason we take refuge in the outer forms of enlightenment is so that we may find the buddha within.
The teachers tackle the issue of unaffiliated buddhists and whether having a set tradition and teacher is necessary to practice buddhism genuinely.
Authentic practice is always available to us, but it doesn’t come cheap. Konrad Ryushin Marchaj reminds us what’s really at stake.
Jack Kornfield, Judy Lief, and Bodhin Kjolhede examine the influence of Western psychology on Buddhism. Introduction by Ajahn Amaro.
Everyone faces doubts about their progress on the path, says Doug Phillips, and the Bahiya Sutta shows us how to meet that doubt honestly.
Chinese soldiers, stir-fried scriptures, and Shrek—they’re all part of a provocative new exhibition that’s giving voice to contemporary Tibetan artists.
Noah Levine’s commentary on the fifth precept, sobriety, and taking refuge.
Bob Doppelt discusses how Buddhists can come together on climate change and make a difference for our future.
Karl Brunnhölzl reviews “The Yogin & The Madman” by Andrew Quintman, a new biography of Milarepa.