“Mindfulness practice is simple and completely feasible, says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. "Just by sitting and doing nothing, we are doing a tremendous amount.”
In mindfulness, or shamatha, meditation, [...]
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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 [...]
The Pali word dukkha is most commonly translated to English as "suffering." Dukkha presents in an array of emotions — from happiness to despair. While counterintuitive, it is a central concept in the Buddha's [...]
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 [...]
Jules Shuzen Harris teaches Zazen, the meditation practice at the heart of Zen Buddhism.
There are many forms of meditation that offer you the opportunity to cultivate stillness and open up space in your life. One [...]
It wasn’t so long ago that most Americans took their religion for granted. You were born into a religion, you lived in it, and you died in it.
Except for a few daring freethinkers, that’s the way it was as recently [...]
In the direct, insightful style for which he is known, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana teaches the meditation technique known as Vipassana and explains why only meditation addresses the human condition.
Meditation is [...]
A meditation for fostering compassion, from Thupten Jinpa.
As you contemplate the various ways in which you are the beneficiary of contributions from so many people, including countless strangers, acknowledge [...]
"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 [...]