Recent Buddhist Academic Books



Articles

Ego and Personality

Abhidharma Teachings on Not-Self An excerpt from The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening Obsessive Fixity The Buddhist meaning of the word atman is “obsessive fixity.” Now you might ask, “...

Continue Reading >>

Steven D. Goodman

We learned yesterday, August 3rd, 2020, that our author and friend Steven Goodman passed away after a long illness. I first met Steven in the 1990s when Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche introduced us ...

Continue Reading >>

The Human Situation

Offering of Practice An Excerpt from Refining Gold...

Continue Reading >>

Free Downloads from The Core Teachings of the Dalai Lama Series

Sign up for a week of essential teachings from His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama ENTER YOUR EMAIL TO RECEIVE A WEEK OF DAILY READINGS FROM THE CORE TEACHINGS OF THE DALAI LAMA SERIES. From ...

Continue Reading >>

See All Articles


Videos


Currently there are no upcoming events in this category. Check out all of our events below.

Snow Lion Articles

Asanga on the First Meditative Absorption

Asanga glosses the term “meditative absorption” in the following manner: The term “meditative absorption” refers to [a state in which the mind] meditates correctly on an object and recollection holds fast [to an object] one-pointedly. The sutras describe each of the four meditative absorptions...
Continue Reading

The Gelug Tradition of Breath Practice

Geluk presentations do not explain why the exhalation and inhalation of the breath is considered the best object of observation for “purifying” discursiveness. Simply, it works; the choice seems to be an empirical one, based on a long tradition of Buddhist practice. The governing principle seems...
Continue Reading

Running (Well) On Empty: An Interview with Guy Newland

Emptiness is perhaps the most important—yet difficult to define—topic in Buddhism. Guy Newland, author of Introduction to Emptiness—a kind of every-person’s guide to the intricacies of various explanations of emptiness—based his book on The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path: The Lamrim...
Continue Reading

Setting Motivation: Breathing Exercises with Leah Zahler

Because of the interdependence of the body, channels, winds, and mind, the breath becomes a means of purifying the meditator’s motivation; Gedün Lodrö refers to the process as “the settling down of the winds.” The winds in question here are those of the afflictive emotions—that is, “the coarse...
Continue Reading

See All Articles