Happy Halloween! Peter Aronson shares the story of his unique Buddhist Halloween.
Sabba as defined by Glenn Wallis, a scholar in Buddhist studies from Harvard University.
Buddhism may be our planet’s only real hope, say David Loy and John Stanley. They’re calling for an international gathering of Buddhist leaders to address the ecological crisis before it’s too late.
If we continue abusing the earth this way, there is no doubt that our civilization will be destroyed. This turnaround takes enlightenment, awakening. The Buddha attained individual awakening. Now we need a collective enlightenment to stop this course of destruction. Civilization is going to end if we continue to drown in the competition for power, fame, sex, and profit.
— Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Power
In order to overcome the five main obstacles facing a bodhisattva, says Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, we must realize that all beings are primordially pure. He presents the essential teachings on buddhanature from Maitreya’s Uttaratantra Shastra.
Nyogen Senzaki, one of the great Zen masters of the twentieth century, quietly dedicated his life to bringing the authentic practice of Zen to America. Now, on the 50th anniversary of his death, a new collection of his teachings, Eloquent Silence, presents his commentary on the classic koan collection, The Gateless Gate. Introduction by Roko Sherry Chayat.
Sumi Loundon Kim, Norman Fischer, Rod Meade Sperry, and Iris Brilliant discuss the future of Buddhism in a post-baby boomer world.
Bill Porter travels to China’s ancient Yunkang caves, where devotees carved more than fifty thousand Buddhist statues.
Karen Maezen Miller on being a Zen priest and a mother in a modern world that won’t confront the “Zen under the bed”.
The teachers are asked why so many buddhists still eat meat and wear leather or fur.
Review of biographies Dilgo Khyentse and HH Dudjom Rinpoche, by Benjamin Bogin.