Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche offers a fresh teaching on “phowa” practice and how navigating the various transitions in our lives, including the very small ones, lays a foundation for navigating the much bigger ones when they come.
According to Buddhism, people are made of five aggregates, or “heaps.” These are known in Sanskrit as the skandhas.
John Tarrant shares what he feels is the most helpful message Buddhism can offer in the coming decades.
Thich Nhat Hanh teaches that by looking deeply we develop insight into impermanence and no self. These are the keys to the door of reality.
Change isn’t just a fact of life we have to accept and work with, says Norman Fischer.
Blanche Hartman explains one of the Buddha’s most significant teachings—impermanence—and discusses how it can bring great happiness.
The most profound meditation, says Joan Halifax, is contemplating the certainty of your own death.
“When I recognize the pain I feel because of loss,” says Sylvia Boorstein, “I am respectful of its presence and kind to myself.”
When his community’s beloved retreat center burned to the ground, Anam Thubten took it as a teaching on impermanence.
People often think that Buddhism’s view of death is that it doesn’t matter and we should just accept it, but that is a crucial misunderstanding.