The legendary founder of Zen in China famously taught a dictum long-regarded as the taproot of Zen, “Point directly at the human mind, see its nature, and become Buddha.”
In the tenth and eleventh centuries, Niguma was one of the most important Buddhist teachers and yoginis in India.
Avalokiteshvara has undergone many transformations over the centuries, but their purpose remains the same — to help humanity with compassion and mercy.
Grace Schireson on the life, art, and poetics of the Zen nun Otagaki Rengetsu, a woman “humbled by life’s blows as well as its beauty.”
Burmese meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita had a defining influence on the Western Insight movement of Theravada Buddhism.
Nagarjuna is known as a Buddhist monk, a scholar, and the founder of the Madhyamaka school of Buddhist philosophy. But what do we really know about him?
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold tells the story of Prajnatara, the 27th “patriarch” of Indian Buddhism — who is believed to have been a woman.
Milarepa was a Tibetan master, yogi, and poet who led an inspiring life of spiritual progress and human accomplishment.
Who was Jamgon Kongtrul and who are his successors?
“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.