Is Buddhism a religion, psychology, or way of life? Our three experts, Charles Prebish, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, and Joan Sutherland, join the debate.
Buddhism is about realization and experience, not institutions or divine authority. This makes it especially suited to those who consider themselves spiritual but not religious. Here are ten reasons why:
We call people who harm us enemies, but is that who they really are?
The yoga teacher’s instruction was not to think of anything, but what do you do when pushing thoughts away just makes them get bigger?
The receptive state of listening is a kind of auditory meditation, says Sakyong Mipham. It’s an important way to gain wisdom and insight. But it’s not easy.
Rod Meade Sperry takes a look at how the late comedian Mike DeStefano found himself on the Buddhist path.
After 13 years as a Buddhist nun, Sister Dang Nghiem looks back on her medical career and realizes monastic practice and medicine aren’t that different.
Rod Meade Sperry takes a look at Garry Shandling’s lesser known spiritual side and life as a student of Buddhism.
Honesty. Insight. Outside-the-box thinking. Today’s great comedians may not know much about Buddhism, but they practice some of its core principles.
Associate Editor Rod Meade Sperry’s editorial introduction of the November 2013 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine.