Discover the Joy of Doing Nothing

Zen teacher Pat Enkyo O’Hara teaches us the practice of Shikantaza. Doing nothing but sitting and breathing, we rest in flowing awareness beyond the...

7 Ways Past Life Karma Affects You (And How to Heal...

In religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism, the concept of karma comes up quite frequently. They believe that our past actions influence situations in...

How Does Buddhism Speak to Us Today: An Interview with Martin...

Stephen Batchelor talks to Buddhadharma deputy editor Koun Franz about the importance of study in Buddhist practice and the relevance of the Buddha’s teachings...

Is yoga a religion?

Many people take up yoga to boost their flexibility, but is yoga a religion? Watch a yoga class and chances are by the end of...

5 Different Forms of Spiritual Ascension: Which Have You Experienced?

For the first time in history, we have access to a mammoth and unprecedented amount of information. While this freedom to learn brings countless opportunities...

Family Karma — What Is It And How To Decode Yours?

Karma seems to be another trending word these days. While we all carry our personal Karma, we are also part of our Family Karma....

More Yokes for More Folks

The Buddha told a famous story about a blind turtle and a golden yoke to illustrate how rare the chance to discover the dharma...

The Uneasy Dialogue between Buddhism and Feminism

Jue Liang reviews Buddhist Feminisms and Femininities, edited by Karma Lekshe Tsomo. “Spy Story,” 2015 by Michela Martello. One summer night in 2018, I found myself...

When Spirituality and Diet Culture Collide

In this commentary from non-diet dietician Jenna Hollenstein, she shares why we need to stop battling our basic biology as a means to overcome...
The Art Of Turning Negative Into Positive Thoughts

The Art Of Turning Negative Into Positive Thoughts

Buddha described the human mind as being filled with monkeys, swinging from branch to branch, screeching and chattering nonstop. That’s why the mind is...