Sunntaram Forest Monastery, Santi Forest Monastery, and Vejjasala Retreat Center are all currently evacuated. No injuries or major destruction have been reported.
According to Buddhism, people are made of five aggregates, or “heaps.” These are known in Sanskrit as the skandhas.
You may fail to change the system, says Courtney E. Martin, but it’s a good failure if you’ve made life a little kinder or more beautiful.
John Tarrant shares what he feels is the most helpful message Buddhism can offer in the coming decades.
Transformation happens in life’s “vital moments,” says Adyashanti — the moments when something changes, and we must redefine our whole identity.
The most profound meditation, says Joan Halifax, is contemplating the certainty of your own death.
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.
Inspired by Buddhist philosophy, Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya sculpts imperamence in fog.
“Do you see the glass half full or half empty?” a therapist asks Nadia Colburn. That’s not the question, she says. In truth, the glass is already broken.
What do a 16th-century Zen master and a contemporary cartoon dog have in common? Both of them maintained equanimity as their worlds burned, says Cristina Moon. And this is why we train as Buddhists.