The 12 nidanas, which are pictured as the outer circle in the Wheel of Life, describe the chain of causation by which the cycle of death and rebirth known as samsara is created.
The three marks of existence are Buddhism’s basic description of reality. These three simple truths, which characterize all things, are surprisingly transformative. They are: Impermance (Pali: annica): This truth is the foundation of Buddhism. The Buddha said that all compounded phenomena disintegrate. All things are made of parts, and all things fall apart. Another, blunter, way to put […]
Rita Gross, Andrew Olendzki, and Larry Ward explain what karma is, how it works, and why it’s not all bad news. Introduction by David Loy.
Monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu, a trained translator of the Buddha’s words, reveals seven fake Buddha quotes he’s found. See if you’re not surprised.
As a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, Joseph Goldstein is one of the best-known teachers of Vipassana meditation in the United States.
Three Buddhist teachers explain the significance of the deity Tara.
In this Shambhala Sun feature, we asked four teachers — all of whom practice both yoga and Buddhism — how the two can work together.
A broken heart sucks. I won’t lie and say it doesn’t. However, it can also be a golden opportunity to wake up to your life and realize a new way of being.
Karen Maezen Miller breaks down the three most common lies in Buddhist discourse.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche says searching for happiness and enlightenment outside of yourself is a sure way to never find it.