More than 150 years after the end of slavery, America’s tragic racial karma rolls on. If we understand how karma really works, says Buddhist teacher Larry Ward, we can stop it. It started before I was born. It began before you were born, too, this turning wheel of racialized consciousness. Its tracks are evident across […]
Buddhist teacher and scholar Jan Willis on the Buddha’s central teaching — his diagnosis and cure for suffering.
Scholar Sarah Shaw explains why mindfulness must work together with ethics, compassion, and wisdom — in Buddhism and in life.
Their sangha gathered virtually, but it was still real. Rachel Paige King on the loss of an online dharma brother.
Sharon Salzberg on the power of equanimity — the essence of complete presence.
Behind the glitz and fame, says Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, are inspiring stories of real women facing real challenges.
A courageous group of Himalayan Buddhist sisters are championing gender equality and respect for the environment. Karen Greenspan reports.
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi unpacks the Buddha’s original mindfulness manual.
Professor Donald Lopez on how the understanding of buddhahood evolved and expanded in the centuries following the death of the historical Buddha. In Sanskrit, the word buddha can mean “awakened,” “expanded,” and “understood.” It was the title bestowed on an itinerant teacher about whom little is known, apart from the teachings that have been attributed […]
Scholar Andrew Olendzki on how the Buddha discovered a path to liberation that we can take too.