Krista Tippett shares what she feels is the most helpful message Buddhism can offer in the coming decades.
“A significant shift is needed,” says Dena Merriam of the Contemplative Alliance, “and for that shift to take place we need a growth in consciousness.”
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:
According to the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, spirituality means relating with the working basis of one’s existence, which is one’s state of mind.
On a day we honor Nelson Mandela, surely we are also pondering what makes leaders great.
Have you been following the Guardian series “Is Buddhism a religion?” by philosophy professor Michael McGhee?
Associate Editor Rod Meade Sperry’s editorial introduction of the November 2013 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine.
Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein on the qualities we need to nourish in order to face the challenges of our life with less fear and more courage.
For all their material success, says Pico Iyer, many Japanese feel alienated and spiritually starved. They responded hungrily to the Dalai Lama’s teachings on his recent tour of Japan.
As our world grows more chaotic and unpredictable, says Margaret Wheatley, we’re asking questions that can only be answered by spiritual traditions.