CultureMagazine | On Haiku, Openings
The winning poem from the Tricycle Haiku Challenge updates the bodhisattva ideal for an age of ecological concerns.
Ideas Zen Buddhism
The Practicality of the Impossible
Zen priest Norman Fischer explains how the absurdity of the bodhisattva ideal demonstrates a much needed way of reimagining the world.
MeditationMagazine | In Brief, Teachings
Select wisdom from sources old and new
CultureMagazine | Books, Reviews
With Eyes in All Directions
Prominent writer and social critic Rebecca Solnit takes on the whole American mess in Call Them by Their True Names.
IdeasMagazine | Special Section
Bodhicitta’s Ripple Effect
Arousing the thought of enlightenment is not just to make a determination to enlighten all beings; it is the determination to motivate all beings to motivate all beings, on and on.
Nurturing the Intelligent Heart
From aspiration to insight, the practice of bodhicitta leads to a natural embodiment of wisdom and compassion.
The Discomfort of Compassion
Compassion in Mahayana Buddhism means coming face-to-face with the suffering of all sentient beings. It’s not fun.
Why Buddhists Should Run for Public Office
We need more bodhisattvas in politics, writes a Buddhist practitioner who serves in New Hampshire’s House of Representatives.
Village Zendo Offers First Precept Ceremony at Sing Sing Correctional Facility
A long-term inmate has taken the Buddhist set of ethical guidelines against the often violent setting of prison life
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