“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.
Guo Gu, a longtime student of the late Master Sheng Yen, presents an experiential look at the Chan practice of silent illumination.
To be without a reference point is the ultimate loneliness. It is also called enlightenment.
A conversation with scholar Evan Thompson about his new book “Why I Am Not A Buddhist” and why Western Buddhism could use more non-Buddhist friends.
Larry Yang takes an honest look at what it means to be a dharma teacher who hasn’t been, and doesn’t imagine ever being, enlightened.
The five powers are a set of qualities that work in a sequence to support awakening.
Although enlightenment can seem like an unreachable goal, says Judy Lief, we’re actually having glimpses of awakening all the time.
Thich Nhat Hanh teaches that by looking deeply we develop insight into impermanence and no self. These are the keys to the door of reality.
“Unless we can recognize and sustain the continuity of original wakefulness, deluded experience will not end,” says Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. “It is the most important point of all.”
Rather than feeling discouraged by laziness, we could get to know laziness profoundly. This very moment of laziness becomes our personal teacher.