Francesca Fremantle, from her book Luminous Emptiness, discusses the wheel of life and how the Buddha decontructed it.
Only three steps of the Buddha’s noble eightfold path are explicitly about ethics. But look more deeply, says Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi,
and you’ll discover that ethics are at the heart of all of them.
The six realms are different forms of existence in which we can take rebirth, or psychological states we experience in the human realm.
When we accept dukkha or suffering in all its forms we stop denying it. A person is noble when one understands dukkha and how to work with it.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche uses film and the cinema as a metaphor for Buddha’s teaching about samsara and nirvana.
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.
A prince was so shocked that he went off to seek enlightenment. Now, birth, old age, sickness, and death is still the impetus for awakening.
There’s a new trailer out for Samsara, director Ron Fricke’s upcoming sequel, of sorts, to his 1992 masterpiece, Baraka.
Selected teachings from books by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, the Nyingma lineage master considered to be an emanation of the 14th-century Nyingma master Longchenpa.
Ron Fricke’s newest work is entitled Samsara, described by the director as a “guided meditation on the cycle of birth death and rebirth.”