In this complex and interconnected world, living ethically has never been more challenging—or more important. Jan Willis, Rebecca Li, Trudy Goodman, Thanissaro Bhikku, and Sister True Dedication share the five Buddhist precepts for modern times. Illustrations by Nolan Pelletier. 1. Don’t Kill Jan Willis on the first precept. I’ve long considered verse 183 of the […]
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel’s deepest vow is to be a person who doesn’t cause suffering and walks in peace. It’s what we all really want.
Now more than ever, says Thich Nhat Hanh, we need a global ethic of compassion, understanding, and peace. Here’s how Buddhism can help.
Only three steps of the Buddha’s noble eightfold path are explicitly about ethics. But look more deeply, says Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi,
and you’ll discover that ethics are at the heart of all of them.
The Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron outline three levels of Buddhist ethical codes and how we can follow them.
In the fifth issue in our 40th anniversary series, Melvin McLeod imagines how Buddhism may re-vision itself and adapt to meet the challenges ahead.
In Buddhism, a vow is like a compass, but there are many different kinds of vows that Buddhists can take.
Buddhist training falls into three categories: sila (discipline or ethical living, samadhi (concentration), and prajna (insight or wisdom).
Randee says it’s time to define Buddhist political philosophy. He proposes four core components for a political philosophy informed by the dharma.
Buddhist teacher Trudy Goodman looks at the history and harm of sexual misconduct by Buddhist teachers, and what we can do to stop it.