Milarepa was a Tibetan master, yogi, and poet who led an inspiring life of spiritual progress and human accomplishment.
Charles Johnson explores our endless capacity to compare ourselves to others, and the Buddha’s antidote to trying to measure up.
Since becoming ordained four decades ago, Lama Tsultrim Allione has faced her share of challenges and sexism.
While women may feel constrained by Buddhist institutions, the dharma itself poses no such limitations, says Joan Sutherland.
Grace Schireson, Christina Feldman, Rita Gross, and Lama Palden Drolma discuss how women are defining new roles as Buddhist leaders, teachers, and practitioners.
Susan Moon remembers Robert Aitken Roshi’s lifelong commitment to the unified path of Zen and social justice.
Last August four women became fully ordained nuns in the Theravada tradition at a ceremony in California. Amy J. Boyer reports on this North American first.
Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche explains how the veil of thoughts and emotions is lifted when we rest in the nature of mind as it is.
Judith Toy recalls her struggle to make sense of the murder of three family members, finding Zen and forgiveness along the way.
James Wilson discusses how Zen Buddhism in America has shifted from a counterculture religion to a institutionalized normality.