The Insight of Impermanence

The Insight of Impermanence

To those whose knowledge is developed, everything within and without oneself, within and without one’s house, within and without one’s village and town, is an object at the sight of which the insight of impermanence may spring up and develop. - Ledi Sayadaw,...

The awakened one

The awakened one

Buddhism is often misunderstood. I remember my own dad telling me that he thought we worship a statue of “the fat guy”… the one he is accustomed to seeing at Chinese restaurants. “Buddha” literally means “the awakened one,” and there are a lot of Buddhas, not just...

Archeologists uncover earliest evidence of birth of Buddha

Archeologists uncover earliest evidence of birth of Buddha

Scientists excavating within the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini, Nepal, have unearthed a timber structure that they date to the sixth century BCE. It is situated within and underlies a temple that is considered sacred to many as the...

BG 303: The Next Generation of Enlightenment

BG 303: The Next Generation of Enlightenment

by Jay Michaelson Episode Description: Dr. Jay Michaelson is the author of five books and two hundred articles on religion, sexuality, law, and contemplative practice. His new book is Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment,...