“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.
Jules Shuzen Harris asks: in the infinity of suchness, how do you achieve spiritual progress?
The sun doesn’t stop shining just because there are clouds in the sky. Our buddhanature is always present and available, even in difficulty.
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.
In our Weekend Reader newsletter, Buddhadharma’s deputy editor Koun Franz helps us to understand 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.
The late Karma Kagyu master Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche presents a clear explanation of the view of Vajrayana and its main practices of generation and completion.
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche shares what he feels is the most helpful message Buddhism can offer in the coming decades.
Change isn’t just a fact of life we have to accept and work with, says Norman Fischer.