Sharon Salzberg explains the ins and outs of a core technique—meditating on the breath.
This classic meditation practice is designed to deepen concentration by teaching us to focus on the in-breath and [...]
Emily Horn teaches us how to recognize, accept, investigate, and not identify with our anger.
The best way to transform anger and other strong emotions is to befriend them. As with any relationship, it takes [...]
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. [...]
While concentrating or settling the mind is common to many spiritual traditions, the special practice of Buddhism is applying that concentrated mind to develop insight: examining our experience closely and precisely [...]
"Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in." It is such a simple practice, but it can transform your life. The great meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches five mindfulness exercises to help you live with [...]
It may seem like an unattainable ideal, but you can start right now as a bodhisattva-in-training. All you need is the aspiration to put others first and some inspiration from helpful guides like the Buddhist [...]
When we bow to another person, says Brother Phap Hai, we honor both their goodness and our own.
In the famed Lotus Sutra, there is a wonderful chapter in which we meet a bodhisattva named Never Despising. His [...]
What's going on in your mind and body is worth exploring, especially when sitting down to meditate. Pema Chödrön offers some helpful questions to ask yourself.
At the beginning of a meditation session, it can be [...]