We might think that knowing ourselves is an ego-centered thing, but by looking at ourselves, we begin to dissolve the walls that separate us from others.
Reginald A. Ray argues that far from being a “lesser” practice, giving is central to all schools of Buddhism and essential to the relinquishment of ego.
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.
We believe deeply in ourselves as personalities, says Ajahn Sumedho, each committed to the reality of our own personal history and distinctive traits.
Author and Zen teacher Ezra Bayda say our Buddhist practice involves cultivating awareness of our addictions to comfort, self-judgement, thoughts, identities, and fears.
Alex Tzelnic explores the many manifestations of the self in this latest piece from The Under 35 Project.
Thoughts can make meditation a challenge. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche tells us how we can experience thoughts as freedom, not imprisonment.
An excerpt from “Fearless Simplicity,” by Tsokyni Rinpoche, from In the Face of Fear: Buddhist Wisdom for Challenging Times.
David Loy says many social problems are rooted in a deluded sense of collective self and that greed, ill will, and delusion are often institutionalized.
While insight into the truth of no-self, is an important step, says the Dalai Lama, it doesn’t go far enough.