“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.
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.
Change isn’t just a fact of life we have to accept and work with, says Norman Fischer.
Your true nature is like the sky, says Mingyur Rinpoche, its love and wisdom unaffected by the clouds of life. You can access it with this awareness meditation.
Koun Franz ponders the famous koan and the Zen master’s enigmatic answer (it’s not woof).
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?