How can the artistic method help us get out of our own way when manifesting positive, creative action in the world?
How can performance artists follow the bodhisattva path (the intention to care as much about others’ happiness as we care about our own)?
If Rebel Buddha were an American Psychotherapist, what would she have to say? How would she teach and guide her peer psychotherapists? What is truly healing and beneficial for clients?
During a panel discussion with Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Mitra Mark Power and Shastri Ethan Nichtern in the Cooper Union’s Great Hall in New York City, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche was asked, “What is your aspiration for Western Buddhism?”
Special Guest Post by Lama Palden
What happens when, instead of defending ourselves against our suffering, we welcome it with awareness? What is that like?
Special Guest Post by Joan Sutherland, Roshi
As the Buddhadharma takes root in many lands outside Asia, we can expect the unexpected. Are we dreaming the Dharma afresh, or is it dreaming us in ever-new directions?
Can psychotherapy support beginning meditators on their journey of self discovery? Can a skilled clinician serve as a means for clients to glimpse their awakened state? Will processing feelings lead to a state of mental tranquility?
Special Guest Post by Sharon Salzberg
When asked about self hatred the Dalai Lama said, “Self hatred. What is that? But you have Budddha nature. How could you think of yourself that way?” How can Western Buddhists gain confidence in Buddha nature and nourish our capacity to offer lovingkindness to ourselves?