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Buddhism Today is more than a survey of the types of meditation and spiritual practices offered in our contemporary marketplace. Buddhism Today aims to bring you a taste of an authentic, living Buddhist tradition that has been transmitted from teacher to student, down through the centuries.

At the same time, we believe that no spiritual teaching can be above science or humanism — so Buddhism Today also seeks to show how the dharma complements today’s finest contemporary thinking. In addition to lamas and Buddhist practitioners, you’ll also find the writing of scientists, psychologists, artists and other critical and creative thinkers in our pages.

We hope the result will challenge and inspire you. And that Buddhism Today becomes a publication that you regularly turn to as a trustworthy source for understanding, exploring and experiencing the mind’s vast potential.


Our goal at Buddhism Today is to present Buddhist meditation in a practical way, so that everyone can use it even in the midst of their busy, modern lives.

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H.H. the 17th Karmapa: Guiding a Meditation
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