The three marks of existence are Buddhism’s basic description of reality. These three simple truths, which characterize all things, are surprisingly transformative. They are: Impermance (Pali: annica): This truth is the foundation of Buddhism. The Buddha said that all compounded phenomena disintegrate. All things are made of parts, and all things fall apart. Another, blunter, way to put […]
Ajahn Chah explains some of Buddhisms most important principles, including nirvana, samadhi, and why it’s important to “Be really careful!”
Nirvana is a state of total peace without any clinging or struggle that we achieve when we are completely free from the illusion of ego.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Ayya Tathaaloka, Setsuan Gaelyn Godwin, and David Matsumoto explore their traditions’ different perspectives on awakening.
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. All authentic practices of the Buddha carry within them three essential teachings called the Dharma Seals. These three teachings of the Buddha are: impermanence, no self and nirvana. Just as […]
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche uses film and the cinema as a metaphor for Buddha’s teaching about samsara and nirvana.
What does final liberation and the end of suffering look like and how is it achieved? Mahasi Sayadaw explains Nibbana.