Judy Roitman unpacks the Mahayana vision. “The essence of this vision,” she says, “is a universe in which time and space are flexible, and in which beings are neither separate nor dissolved in each other.”
In his new book, “Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions,” Bhikkhu Analayo investigates some of the ways we as Buddhists have deluded ourselves about the “other.”
Norman Fischer on sex, family, love and liberation: “The oceanic impulse toward enlightenment not only for ourselves but for all beings.”
When I have attended His Holiness the Dalai Lama giving Buddhist teachings to large assemblies, I have had an odd sensation lately…
The Gandharan Buddhist manuscripts are leading scholars to rethink the origins of Mahayana Buddhism. Richard Salomon looks at what we can learn from the recently-unearthed texts.
The new documentary film “Carving the Divine” offers a rare look at the lives and artistic process of traditional Japanese wood carvers.
David Michie teaches us a healing meditation to purify karma and cultivate well-being.
The late Karma Kagyu master Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche presents a clear explanation of the view of Vajrayana and its main practices of generation and completion.
Original sin vs. original goodness: Mahayana Buddhism offers a more hopeful view of human nature. Zen teacher Melissa Myozen Blacker reveals how nondual practice frees us from our temporary obscurations and reveals our true, awakened nature.
The eight awakenings are pithy descriptions of what bodhisattvas and other enlightened beings realize, which are chanted mainly in the Mahayana tradition.