Modern psychology encourages us to have a healthy sense of self, but Buddhism teaches that the self doesn’t even exist. Barry Magid says there’s no conflict.
The three marks of existence—impermanence, suffering, and no self—are the Buddha’s basic description of reality.
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.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, our editor-in-chief, Melvin McLeod, shares why Buddhism is the ultimate self-help
I was born male, but I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m actually a transgender woman. As a Buddhist, I feel conflicted by the teachings on no-self.
While women may feel constrained by Buddhist institutions, the dharma itself poses no such limitations, says Joan Sutherland.
An increasing number of scientific researchers are referencing and drawing on Buddhism in their studies, especially in the field of neuroscience.
Geri Larkin tells us that when we honestly dare to be ordinary, the wisdom of the universe opens up for us. Joy happens. We feel free.
The teachers look at the possible contradiction between the concept of “no-self” and the idea of rebirth.
While insight into the truth of no-self, is an important step, says the Dalai Lama, it doesn’t go far enough.