In any presentation of the paramitas, dana, or generosity, always comes first — Nikki Mirghafori explains why.
Constance Kassor explains why patience isn’t a passive tolerance of harm. Instead, patience requires a recognition of the deep interconnectedness of the world and an active engagement with it.
For December, we’re celebrating compassion on Lion’s Roar and in Shambhala Sun. Here, Norman Fischer says giving is the Buddha way.
A roundtable discussion with Gil Fronsdal, Michael Liebenson Grady and Marcia Rose. Introduction by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche explains; those who take the bodhisattva vow make one simple commitment: to put others first, holding nothing back for themselves.
In Mahayana Buddhism, the bodhisattva practices the six paramitas, or transcendent perfections.
San Diego State University may be the first campus in the USA to open a Buddhist Greek letter organization.
As a young child, I loved to play with “magic seeds.” I’d drop them into a glass of water, and they would suddenly swell into huge and exotic paper flowers.
In a world of Botox and little blue pills, we could all use more wabi sabi. Because imperfection, says Roger Housden, is what makes us human.
A new post from the Lion’s Roar “Earth Dharma” blogger Jill S. Schneiderman about mining practices in Mongolia.