“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.
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.
A young woman is bucking caste and custom by introducing a new subject to a centuries-old Hindu style of painting: scenes from the life of the Buddha.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche explains how to get the most out of your spiritual journey to India, from generating proper motivation to the most effective practices for accumulating merit and wisdom while visiting Buddhism’s holy sites.
Charles Johnson imagines in this short story the very moment Siddhartha became the Buddha.