Buddhism

Koans represent the sayings and doings of Zen masters and their friends and students, as collected many centuries ago. Koan (Japanese) literally means "public case" (as in a legal precedent), and these ancient cases continue to have...

The GPS in my car never gets mad at me, no matter how many times I turn to avoid the torn-up street she has recommended. She just says, "Recalculating,” and directs me to turn right, and then right again, until I am back where she wanted me—on...

The ultimate habitual pattern is samsara itself—the wheel of habitual cyclic existence that causes all your suffering. The karma that drives the wheel—the three poisons of attachment, aggression, and ignorance—are actually deep-seated habits of...

Each of us has the capacity to feel fully alive and to embrace our circumstances, whatever they may be. In this retreat, North America’s leading Buddhist magazine, the Shambhala Sun, brings together three renowned Buddhist teachers to guide us in...

Each of us has the capacity to feel fully alive and to embrace our circumstances, whatever they may be. In this retreat, North America’s leading Buddhist magazine, the Shambhala Sun, brings together three renowned Buddhist teachers to...

The “Jewel in the Lotus” is the translation of the universal compassion mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum.” While it has many meanings, one explanation of its symbolism is that compassion arises when the jewel of the mind rests in the lotus of the heart...

In some form, the vision of the bodhisattva is celebrated in every culture. We revere the figures of Saint Francis and Kwan Yin, and we take public inspiration from the medical mission of Albert Schweitzer in Africa and Dorothy Day, the founder...

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The Buddha taught that the mind is wild and the human experience is full of unpredictability and paradox, joys and sorrows, successes and failures...

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The beliefs and assumptions we make about ourselves, and the world around us, determine whether we experience happiness or sorrow, ease or distress in any given...

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