Buddhists often talk about enlightenment by identifying what it is not. Cut away all the conditions, hindrances, bad behavior, unclean thoughts, obstructive inklings, and something else will arise that we call liberation. But what is that?
Interview with Dr. Thynn Thynn: Escalator to Enlightenment—Psychic Powers & the Samatha Lineage
Revealing a path that is little known in the West, Burmese teacher, mother and physician Dr. Thynn Thynn describes her Samatha lineage, with its potent psychic practices.
Western Buddhism’s reigning skeptic Stephen Batchelor calls for a scientific worldview that illuminates ancient doctrines and revitalizes our understanding of the Buddha’s radical teachings.
What do the scriptures have to say about nirvana? Buddhist scholars Joanna Macy and Gil Fronsdal uncover the nuances that are often lost in translation.
Patrick McMahon muses on scribes and scripture, Zen and Ch’an poets, and the making of Press-22’s first edition of Gary Snyder‘s translation of Han-Shan‘s Cold Mountain Poems—hand-calligraphed by McMahon’s then-housemate Michael McPherson.