by Lewis Richmond: Mara is the master illusionist of Buddhism. He/she appears before Siddhartha the Buddha-to-be, who is sitting under the Bo tree on the verge of his final enlightenment, to co-opt and destroy Siddhartha’s spiritual quest.
Articles for Buddhism
The Dali Lama: Two talks at Stanford emphasize the need for dialogue in resolving conflict, and the need for compassion that extends beyond creeds and beliefs.
by Tenzin Norbu: Bodhisattvas employ the faculty of mindfulness in order to maintain consciousness of “the present moment.”
by EdandDeb Shapiro: Honestly speaking we cannot imagine how our lives would be without meditation. As soon as we become still and quiet we enter a calm spaciousness within which questions are answered, while difference and dramas dissolve.
SARAH, India — The shouts of more than a dozen Tibetan monks echo through the small classroom. Fingers are pointed. Voices collide.
WHY was I in a tent in northern Vermont? Much less a tent in the woods at a Buddhist meditation center, reading Sakyong Mipham’s “Turning the Mind Into an Ally” by the light from my smartphone?
If you aren’t enjoying your meditation practice, a small new study suggests a possible reason why: You aren’t doing the method that’s right for you.
Mindfulness (Pali: sati, Sanskrit: smṛti; also translated as awareness) is a spiritual or psychological faculty (indriya) that is considered to be of great importance in the path to enlightenment according to the teaching of the Buddha.
by Tsoknyi Rinpoche: As I’ve traveled around the United States recently, I’ve been so moved by the interest people have shown in finding ways to connect with essence love.
by Lama Surya Das: Many people have been asking me of late if Steve Jobs really was a Buddhist. The answer is yes, and for many years.