Koun Franz ponders the famous koan and the Zen master’s enigmatic answer (it’s not woof).
“Buddha” means “one who is awake.” The Buddha who lived 2,600 years ago was not a god. He was an ordinary person, named Siddhartha Gautama.
In Vajrayana, the fast track to awakening is to look directly at your own mind and discover its true nature. Tsoknyi Rinpoche shows us how.
Investigating the most famous koan of all time, Buddhadharma’s deputy editor Koun Franz helps us to understand buddhanature.
The sun doesn’t stop shining just because there are clouds in the sky. Our buddhanature is always present and available, even in difficulty.
The point of zazen, says Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, is to live each moment in complete combustion, like a clean-burning kerosene lamp.
Jules Shuzen Harris asks: in the infinity of suchness, how do you achieve spiritual progress?
Remembering her beloved childhood pet, Andrea Miller ponders one of Zen’s most famous questions.
Why feel bad about yourself when you are naturally aware, loving, and wise? Mingyur Rinpoche explains how to see past the temporary stuff and discover your own buddhanature.
The goal of Shin Buddhism’s central practice, nembutsu, is not to attain buddhahood for ourselves, says Jeff Wilson, but to express gratitude for all we have received.