“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.
Nine teachers explain what suffering is, how we feel it, and why it isn’t a condemnation — it’s a joyous opportunity.
For International Women’s Day, here’s a collection of our best teachings from, profiles on, and conversations with women in Buddhism.
Definitions of key Buddhist terms, from Abhidharma to Zen.
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.
A collection of teachings from, profiles on, and conversations with LGBTQ folks in Buddhism.