Two candles, by Gerhard Richter.
Thupten Jinpa teaches us two great practices to start and end every day.
In the Tibetan tradition, we recognize compassion as both the highest spiritual ideal and [...]
A personal meditation practice is the foundation of Buddhism, but do we need more? Essentially we make the journey alone, but many people find that committing themselves to the three jewels—Buddha, dharma, and [...]
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 [...]
10 dharma books everyone should have, as selected by the editors of Lion's Roar.
After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
by Jack Kornfield
According to Jack Kornfield, enlightenment does exist [...]
Set aside a room or corner or a cushion that you use just for sitting.
The sound of a bell is a wonderful way to begin sitting meditation. If you don’t have a bell you can download a recording of the sound of a [...]
Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel examines common misconceptions about Buddhist practice that can derail even the most seasoned practitioners.
What is meditation practice? When are we genuinely practicing and when are we [...]
You’re never too young to practice loving-kindness. Gail Silver on how to teach metta to your kids.
When I returned home after attending my first silent retreat, I was overflowing with loving-kindness and found [...]
Step-by-step instructions on how to do this important practice — the foundation of all Buddhist meditations — from the late Vipassana master Sayadaw U Pandita.
Vipassana, or insight meditation, is the practice of [...]
Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Lilian Cheung show you that the simple act of eating an apple mindfully can bring you many delights.
Let’s have a taste of mindfulness. Take an apple out of your refrigerator. Any apple will [...]