Kokoro as defined by Shohaku Okumura, a Soto Zen priest.
Kobun Chino Roshi explains the meaning of gassho, a hand gesture that is often accompanied with a bow.
Satipatthana as defined by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, an abbot in the Thai Forest Tradition.
The lotus is one of Buddhism’s most recognizable symbols of enlightenment and is important in many Buddhist traditions.
Dharma is a fascinating term. It integrates many levels of experience—from our first moment on the path to the achievement of realization.
Myo, as defined by Hoko Jan Karnegis, the director of the Sanshin Zen community.
Stupas are one of the most recognizable forms of Buddhist architecture. Learn the meaning behind these famous Buddhist monuments.
Bhikkhu Bodhi, Jan Chozen Bays, and Jeffrey Hopkins discuss the Buddhist doctrine of karma and why it is essential.
In traditional Buddhist cosmology, kalpas are unfathomably long periods of time.
From the Beginner’s Mind department of Lion’s Roar magazine. Have you ever wondered about that bib-like garment that Zen priests and some lay practitioners wear around their necks? (It was also worn by three people on the cover of the first issue of Lion’s Roar.) Called a rakusu, it’s a miniature version of the Buddha’s […]