Pema Chodron tells the story of when, having hit rock bottom, she asked her teacher what to do.
“The human heart is basically very compassionate, but without wisdom, compassion will not work. Wisdom is the openness that lets us see what is essential and most effective.”
Featuring timely teachings and post-election advice from Pema Chödrön, Sharon Salzberg, Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Susan Piver, Jack Kornfield, and more.
Andrew Olendski looks at why our wise teachers can, sometimes, behave in what appears like an unwise manner.
Some choice pieces of wry wisdom from years of Cohen’s sessions with his intimates and the press. Herewith, a few enduring Cohenisms.
Selected teachings from books by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, the Nyingma lineage master considered to be an emanation of the 14th-century Nyingma master Longchenpa.
If we use them as opportunities to work with our mind, all our mistakes, confusion, and difficulties become an unerring path of awakening.
Pramana as defined by Andy Karr, a Buddhist teacher in the Vajrayana tradition.
In order to overcome the five main obstacles facing a bodhisattva, says Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, we must realize that all beings are primordially pure. He presents the essential teachings on buddhanature from Maitreya’s Uttaratantra Shastra.
In the Mahayana tradition, mindfulness is regarded as wisdom, transcendental knowledge, which is known in Sanskrit as prajna. There are several stages we progress through in our study and cultivation of prajna. These become the means for integrating our understanding into our experience, and progressively developing that experience into the full state of realization.