Devaduta is pali for “divine messengers.” It is said that the Buddha embarked on his quest for enlightenment after encountering three devadutas: a sick person, an old man, and a corpse.
In Tibetan Buddhism, it is said that certain meditation practices can alter the appearance of the body, transforming it into five radiant lights. The name given to this physical fluorescence is “rainbow body.”
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.