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.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, our editor-in-chief, Melvin McLeod, shares why Buddhism is the ultimate self-help
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.
This month, Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” turns 50. “Dear White People” creator Justin Simien talked to Lion’s Roar about the film’s influence.
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.
The fear so many of us are feeling these days can stress us into freezing our world and getting caught up in dualism. But, says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, we can get past that by practicing mindfulness and gentleness.
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.
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.