A new interdisciplinary journal transcends genre studies and attempts to build bridges between Tibetan and Western academics.
Self in Translation
Polly Barton’s Fifty Sounds blows open ideas of a stable self and the supposed impediments of language.
Personal Reflections Books
The Border States of Compassion
Akil Kumarasamy’s debut novel asks how we can truly understand another’s pain—and at what cost.
A Theravada monk argues that “awakening” is the enlightened choice
TeachingsMagazine | Practice, Teachings
Wording the Dharma
Choose a word. Now get to work.
The Private Side of Thomas Cleary
The translator saw himself as a spy sneaking ideas across the mind’s borders
Bringing the Bard to Tibet
The first Tibetan translations of Shakespeare
In Defense of “Enlightenment”
“Awakening” has become the preferred English term for the Buddha’s attainment. But has something gotten lost in translation?
Magazine | Teachings, What's in a Word?
What’s in a Word? Samādhi
Our expert discusses its meaning and practice.
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