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.
For the meditator who sees things as they really are, explains the late Mahasi Sayadaw, there is no “I” or “being”—only mental and physical phenomena coming together in the present moment.
From the impermanent to the heroic to the sacred—The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche on how the view of body changes and evolves in the three vehicles of Buddhism.
Once you understand, through study, what the Buddha is saying about his own awakening, you are already within the fiery process of the path.
In the fourth and final post in his series on the Buddhist concept of “self,” Dr. Reginald Ray talks about how we maintain our “self” and therefore suffer.