Jason Espada

Jason Espada is a writer and classical musician living in San Francisco; a steward of his father’s photography, and the founder of A Buddhist Library: http://www.abuddhistlibrary.com. Over the years, he’s made a number of recordings of Buddhist teachings. These days his focus is on the natural connection between spirituality and social action. His new website is at JasonEspada.com.

The Great Way that benefits all sentient beings: motivated from the heart! An introduction to Mahayana Buddhism

An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism Mahayana means ‘the great way’, which aims to benefit all people and all forms of life. This word comes from one of the ways a person can practice Buddhism. The motivation for their ...

An Introduction to Mantra: Great River of Compassion — by Jason Espada

Avalokiteshvara, help me to say this rightly, for all who could benefit from it. By Jason Espada From "Writing, music, and spoken word by Jason Espada" For other wonderful features on Buddha Weekly by Jason Espada, see>> Mantra ...

Commentary Heart Sutra — Most Famous of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras in Buddhism: Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form

Introduction The Heart Sutra is the most famous of what are called the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras in Buddhism. These were written down sometime around the first century AD, and so there was a period of about five ...

Knowing the World As a Sacred Place – An Invitation to the Vajrayana View

Feature by Jason Espada, Author of A Belief in the Miraculous: Buddhism, Magic, and a Sense of the Sacred We are not here on Earth to be alone, but to be a part of a living community, a ...

Sacred outlook – seeing beyond ordinary perception in modern culture and American Buddhism

‘Beware of confining yourself to a particular belief and denying all else, for much good would elude you – indeed, the knowledge of reality would elude you.  Be in yourself for all forms of belief, for God (Truth) ...

In Praise of the Vajrayana – A Brief Introduction to Buddhist Tantra

A feature article introducing profound Buddhist Tantra, from Jason Espada author of the book A Belief in the Miraculous. I. The Skillful Means of the Mahayana The Stages of the Path teachings [Note 1] cover the entire range ...

The Profound Practice of Taking Refuge: the foundation of Buddhist liberation, faith, devotion, protection by Jason Espada

Committing ourselves to the teachings with faith and devotion is the cornerstone of everything else we would accomplish through the practice of this path— higher rebirth, or a safe direction for all our lives, accomplishing the individual liberation ...

An Introduction to the Stages of the Path: Atisha’s “A Lamp for the Path of Enlightenment” and “Foundation of All Good Qualities” by Lama Je Tsong Khapa

An Introduction to the Stages of the Path Teachings A little over a thousand years ago, a king in Tibet saw the decline of Buddhism in his homeland and decided to invite a great scholar from India, by ...

Video: In Praise of Tara, written and recited by Jason Espada — Praising the Mother of All the Buddhas

Jason Espada recites In Praise of Tara with beautiful Tara images. Don't miss this wonderful praise of the Mother of All the Buddhas. Jason Espada is well known for his Dharma Recordings.He is the author of several books ...

Mahayana Thought Training – Turning Adverse Circumstances into the Path of Awakening: An Ideal Practice for Our Times

I recently heard the Buddhist story of Devala the Dark, who was being cursed by seven Bramhans, ‘but the more they cursed him, the more beautiful, good-looking, and inspiring he became…’ This reminded me of the Tibetan Buddhist ...

Why the Buddha is Regarded as the Supreme Healer; plus, a daily healing meditation anyone can practice.

Excerpt from "A Collection of Buddhist Methods for Healing" ebook (free to download), used with permission. Note: Healing meditations, even though effective, are not a replacement for the advice of your health-care practitioner. For links to all of ...

Buddhist healing: strengthening health, helping others — downloadable text from Jason Espada: A Collection of Buddhist Methods for Healing

Editor's Introduction — Jason Espada is well-known for preserving and publishing teachings. Now, in this time of world crisis, Jason has published a free collection of Buddhist teachings on Healings. As he says in his introduction — "We ...
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