Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith, authors of The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation, shed light on a common yet often misunderstood meditative practice, via simple-to-follow instructions.
A three-step contemplation to give yourself the compassion you need (and deserve).
Put both hands on your heart, pause, and feel their warmth. You can also put your hand anyplace on your body that feels [...]
It’s not the clothes you wear, the ceremonies you perform, or the meditation you do, says Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse. It’s not what you eat, how much you drink, or who you have sex with. It’s whether you agree with [...]
Illustration by Nolan Pelletier.
In some schools of Buddhism, you meditate with your eyes open and in others you keep them closed. If your eyes are open, what you do with them depends on the kind of meditation [...]
Kuan Yin, bodhisattva of compassion. Photo by Liza Matthews.
Jack Kornfield on beginning this time-honored, heart-opening practice.
In our culture, people find it difficult to direct loving-kindness to themselves. [...]
Richard Rosen, Larry Rosenberg, Edward Espe Brown, and Gaylon Ferguson compare breath practices in yoga and three schools of Buddhism—Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism.
Exhale and Hold
Richard Rosen [...]
Photo by Helen A. Vink.
A short drop-in practice from Tsoknyi Rinpoche.
Relax deeply. Don’t hold onto anything. Completely let go of thinking and judging mind while gently maintaining the clarity and knowing [...]
Whether you’re part of a full-scale Buddhist center or the humblest of sitting groups, there’s always more you can do to share your energy and practice with others. Brooklyn Zen Center executive director Greg Snyder [...]
Whether it’s meditation, yoga, or your favorite creative activity, you’ll get so much more from doing it every day. Follow these six steps, says Anne Cushman, to enjoy all the benefits of daily practice.
Going to a [...]