We assemble the thing we call “self” ourselves, according to Buddhist psychology. Gaylon Ferguson breaks down the five-step process of ego development.
Pema Chödrön teaches us Tonglen, “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion.
The three poisons are the energy of ego’s three basic attitudes—for me, against me, and don’t care.
If you know how to use it, says Melvin McLeod, the energy of anger becomes fierce and compassionate wisdom. Even the buddhas get angry about injustice.
Economist Clair Brown argues for an economic system based on altruism, sustainability, and a meaningful life.
When something bad happens to you, it isn’t necessarily the result of your own actions. Judy Lief offers a nuanced understanding of karma.
I’ve been meditating for quite a while, but so far I haven’t experienced much of that calm and well-being people talk about.
Do I have to believe in reincarnation or rebirth to be a Buddhist?
Every time I see my family, I end up hurt because they believe Buddhism is a weird fringe religion. How can I make them understand?
Clair Brown argues for an economy that brings out the best in people, not the most self-centered and shortsighted.