The six realms are different forms of existence in which we can take rebirth, or psychological states we experience in the human realm.
Do I have to believe in reincarnation or rebirth to be a Buddhist?
Compassion and rebirth came together for me recently as I sat reflecting on how I nearly drove my mother off the road.
A boy born in Nepal has been recognized as the reincarnation of Trulshik Rinpoche (1924-2011), one of the seniormost lamas in Tibetan Buddhism.
Is there Buddhism without rebirth? That’s the question Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche will address in a talk this Sunday, July 19, 1pm-8pm EST.
The successor of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, who died in 2012, has been officially recognized by Thrangu Monastery Tibet.
Update, 12:30pm EST, December 19th: Read the response of China’s chairman of ethnic and religious affairs.
“The Oldest Boy,” a play about a family whose son is identified as the reincarnation of a high Buddhist lama, premiered at Lincoln Center Theater last week
In celebration of its new play about reincarnation, Manhattan’s Lincoln Center is hosting two talks on Tibetan Buddhism. The play, by Sarah Ruhl, is called, The Oldest Boy. It tells the story of an American toddler recognized as the reincarnation of a great Buddhist teacher. For more info, see our article on the play from August. […]
Here is the gate through which the buddhas come into the world, born of women, born of wisdom. Judith Simmer-Brown comments on this koan.