Enlightenment is everywhere we look, says Joan Sutherland — we can choose to notice it, but at the same time, we can also trust that it will find us, wherever we are.
The emotions we wish we didn’t have, that we’d like to just get over? Those feelings, say Jody Hojin Kimmel, are not obstacles on the path — they are the path.
Even as we uphold tradition, says Justin von Bujdoss, we also have to leave room for it to grow.
Joie Szu-Chiao Chen reviews “Praise of Great Compassion” by the Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron, “America’s Racial Karma” by Larry Ward, “Reading the Buddha’s Discourses in Pali” by Bhikkhu Bodhi, and more.
Livia Kohn reviews “China Root: Daoism, Chan, and Original Zen by David Hinton.”
Chöying Khandro takes us on a tour of Chöd, where we visit the places we don’t want to go and offer ourselves up to the things that frighten us the most.
We often look at Buddhist practice as a way of cultivating particular qualities; Thanissaro Bhikkhu reminds us, however, that the Buddha also spoke of qualities we must have to take up the practice in the first place.
Gina Sharpe, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, and Pilar Jennings examine spiritual power, the roots of its abuse, and how we might learn to hold it differently going forward.
Satya Robyn, Harry Um, and Valerie Brown discuss the “positive” and “negative” focuses of Buddhist practice.