“Buddha” means “one who is awake.” The Buddha who lived 2,600 years ago was not a god. He was an ordinary person, named Siddhartha Gautama.
Photographer A. Jesse Jiryu Davis documented three Vesak celebrations in New York this year.
Lion’s Roar deputy editor Andrea Miller tells the story of Siddhartha Gautama.
Devaduta is pali for “divine messengers.” It is said that the Buddha embarked on his quest for enlightenment after encountering three devadutas: a sick person, an old man, and a corpse.
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche shares what he feels is the most helpful message Buddhism can offer in the coming decades.
Buddhist scholar Glenn Wallis argues that we should look to the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama―an ordinary person like us.
From the swan that Siddhartha nursed as a boy to the fantastical Garuda—Andrea Miller explores the intriguing role that birds play in Buddhist mythology.
Like the Buddha, we all get our call to wake up. It often comes when life isn’t working and we may have to go a little crazy.
Henry Miller integrated Buddhist thought into much of his life and work. That is, in his typically individualistic, proto-Beat way.
As A. Jesse Jiryu Davis meditates on the anniversary of the Buddha’s enlightenment, he finds a tender connection to the young man who said goodbye to everything.