Buddhism is full of lists and numbers. Find explanations of some of the most important of these, how they connect, and why they’re important.
The brahmaviharas are four prized emotions or mindstates that give us a framework to cultivate positive behaviors and minimize harmful ones.
The three poisons are the energy of ego’s three basic attitudes—for me, against me, and don’t care.
Find short answers to the most common questions about Buddhism.
An introduction to the life and teachings of the Dalai Lama, teacher, educator, science enthusiast, and political leader.
Change isn’t just a fact of life we have to accept and work with, says Norman Fischer.
Is Buddhism a religion, psychology, or way of life? Our three experts, Charles Prebish, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, and Joan Sutherland, join the debate.
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 […]
There is such a wealth of Buddhist books and teachings to consume. Where do you start? Here are some tips on how to tackle your reading list.
“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.