The combination of wisdom and compassion—the very essence of Buddhism—leads to that all-American value, freedom. It is, says Duncan Ryuken Williams, freedom in the most profound sense.
Buddhist training falls into three categories: sila (discipline or ethical living, samadhi (concentration), and prajna (insight or wisdom).
The five powers are a set of qualities that work in a sequence to support awakening.
Why feel bad about yourself when you are naturally aware, loving, and wise? Mingyur Rinpoche explains how to see past the temporary stuff and discover your own buddhanature.
Jack Kornfield shares what he feels is the most helpful message Buddhism can offer in the coming decades.
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.