The lotus is one of Buddhism’s most recognizable symbols of enlightenment and is important in many Buddhist traditions.
What is the relationship between absolute reality and the relative world we inhabit? Mahayana Buddhism’s answer is called the two truths.
We talk to George Saunders about his Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo, which blurs the line between the living and the dead. Lincoln in the Bardo, by renowned American short story writer (and Buddhist) George Saunders, is surely the first major novel to use the Tibetan word bardo in the title. The […]
Is it okay if I take opportunities to meditate during the day, such line or sitting on the as when I’m waiting in bus?
Profile of San Francisco Zen Center, one of the oldest and largest Buddhist communities in the United States.
I’m uncomfortable about the principle of guru devotion, which seems hierarchical and potentially exploitive. Should I follow a guru?
A cup of tea or coffee is a nice break. Drinking it mindfully is a real break. Joseph Emet teaches us this five-step practice.
I see the word “Zen” tossed around a lot these days. It seems to mean having a relaxing, spa-like experience. Is that what Zen’s really about?
To be or not to be… that is not the question, says Thich Nhat Hanh. Beyond the choice between being and nonbeing lies interbeing.
How can Buddhists know if their life is an ethical one? By keeping the five precepts, a set of guidelines for those who wish to do no harm.