Buddhism Today aims to be a living document of authentic Buddhist transmission intended for the lay person and yogi practitioner in the West. It is meant for people leading normal active lives, who wish to understand and experience mind’s vast potential.
Buddhism Today will challenge your mind by providing information and news that appeals to the discriminating individual. No religious truth can be above science or humanism, and em[Buddhism Today’s] aim is to work with and complement these areas of contemporary thought. For this reason, Buddhism appeals to educated, critical-thinking people with fresh independent minds: people for whom nihilism rings hollow and existentialism provides no joy.
The teachings presented here are beneficial if taken at face value, but they can provide boundless levels of joy and freedom when applied at the Diamond Way (vajrayana) level. This magazine supports an authentic transmission because of its direct connection to the “hearing lineage” of accomplished practitioners in the Karma Kagyu school. Whether you are a casual reader or a devoted practitioner, we hope to provide something in these pages to support your understanding and development.