Category: Buddhist Path

How to Find a Meditation Teacher

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Role of the Meditation Teacher (And the Impact on Our Practice) When we’re brand new to meditation, it helps...

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What Does Ignorance Mean in Buddhism?

By Sara-Mai Conway

What is Ignorance (Avidya), or Misconceptions for Buddhists? Nobody wants to be told they are ignorant. We associate this with...

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How to Practice Patience, and Why

By Sara-Mai Conway

Patience as a Transformative Perfection Patience is among Buddhism’s six (or ten) paramitas, qualities associated with the actions of bodhisattvas....

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How To Practice Generosity, And Why

By Sara-Mai Conway

Generosity Practice - The Mahayana Perfection of Generosity Buddhism’s paramitas, also known as the perfections, are qualities generally associated with...

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Why Is Renunciation Important for Buddhist Practice?

By Sara-Mai Conway

Buddhist Renunciation Explained (Benefits & How to Practice) When people think of Buddhist renunciation they might picture an austere monk,...

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The Meaning of Buddhist Right View

By Sara-Mai Conway

What is Right View in Buddhism? (Understanding the Four Noble Truths) Buddhism teaches there is a particular worldview, or perspective...

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Remedies to Agitation and Dullness

By Tilmann Lhundrup

Two classic obstacles to meditation, explained When you’ve decided to meditate and work on training your mind, don’t assume that...

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What is the Meaning of Dharma?

By Sara-Mai Conway

Defining Dharma (Definition & Deeper Meaning) In Buddhist studies and teachings, the term dharma is often referred to but left...

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The Relationship Between Wisdom and Compassion

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Interrelationship between Wisdom and Compassion in Buddhism It could be said that the essence of Mahayana Buddhism is the...

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What is Buddha Nature?

By Sara-Mai Conway

Buddha Nature Has No Simple Definition There are many benefits to meditation. Among them, you may have heard that with...

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The Buddhist Teaching on the Five Aggregates – Part 1

By Lama Jampa Thaye

What are the five skandhas or aggregates? Why are the five aggregates important? This is a fundamental Buddhist teaching, and...

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The Kryptonite of Compassion

By Rachel Parrish

What is true, unconditional, genuine compassion? Sometimes, when we witness a person or animal in a difficult situation, we feel...

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The Significance of Reincarnation

By Sara-Mai Conway

Right View and Reincarnation: The Connection to Laws of Karma The principle of reincarnation, also framed as rebirth or the...

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What is the Buddhist Eightfold Path?

By Sara-Mai Conway

Summary: The Noble Eightfold Path is a key part of the Four Noble Truths, outlining the way to end suffering....

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The Meaning and Importance of Sangha

By Sara-Mai Conway

Understanding the meaning of Sangha in Buddhism The three jewels of Buddhism function as three legs of a tripod. All...

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