The Buddha—A Unique Teacher

History has produced many great figures, but none in this present cycle or time as impressive and memorable as that of Siddhattha Gotama, the Sakyan prince who became the...

Dharma Wisdom

One of the most respected teachers in Tibetan Buddhism, the late Venerable Kalu Rinpoche speaks to the relevance of Buddhist principles in modern contemporary life. His...

Awake-ism: The Heartmind of Buddhism

“Awake-ism,” in Buddhist teacher Nichtern’s view, means to be aware, open, and compassionate. He looks at Buddhist thought as a useful psychological, philosophical, and...

Towards A New World Culture: The Synthesis Dialogues: Part 3

In the fall of 1999, forty innovative thinkers from around the world gathered together with H.H. the Dalai Lama of Tibet at his home in Dharamsala, northern India, for a special...

Over the Edge

What would lead a person to choose to live alone for a year on a small, remote island on the coast of southern Chile? What is it like to truly notice how, as humans, we are...

The F-Word Reconsidering Faith

Buddhist teacher Namgyel points out that “everything leans.” She frames this statement with the reminder, “[W]e live in a world where ‘it all depends’ and everything is...

Notes Along the Way

An intimate conversation with the author of Miracle of Love and Be Here Now. Ram Dass shares his current adventures, including his work with the dying, his relationship with his...

Navigating Crisis With Mindfulness Practices

How may we use mindfulness practices to overcome crises? Here Alexander shares his innovative program for using mindfulness meditation, creative thinking, and cutting-edge...

An Encounter With The Mystics

Mirabai Starr was raised in a secular Jewish household, has maintained a Buddhist meditation practice since the age of sixteen, has engaged the ecstatic mystical traditions of...

Munindra: A Teacher's Teacher

Mirka Knaster wrote Living This Life Fully: Stories and Teachings of Munindra, in collaboration with Robert Pryor. She interviewed some 200 people around the world, including such...

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