“Awakening” has become the preferred English term for the Buddha’s attainment. But has something gotten lost in translation?
As the dharma grows in the West, it will be shaped by our deeply rooted ideas about human flourishing.
From left: Bodhi (Ven. Metteyya’s attendant), Sharon Salzberg, Ven. Metteyya Lumbini, Nepal, is the birthplace of the Buddha. It is also the birthplace of the Venerable Metteyya, an upper-caste Brahmin who chose to become a Buddhist monk in primarily Hindu Nepal. Metteyya, who recently appeared in the PBS program The Buddha, has committed his life […]