The March 2015 Shambhala Sun magazine is now on newsstands, featuring its cover theme of "DIY Dharma" -- and a collection of teachings from Judy Lief, Larry Yang, Pema Chodron, and more, all meant to [...]
The term “insight meditation” comes from the Pali word Vipassana. It is the ability to see clearly and deeply into what is unfolding in our lives.
Insight practice reveals what has created our present conditions [...]
The practice of mindful walking, says Thich Nhat Hanh, is a profound and pleasurable way to deepen our connection with our body and the earth. We breathe, take a mindful step, and come back to our true home. Read on [...]
You have a mind, body, thoughts, and a natural bent toward awakening. From that great beginning, Buddhist teacher Judy Lief offers helpful guidelines for the path ahead of you. From the Shambhala Sun's special [...]
10 dharma books everyone should have, as selected by the editors of the Shambhala Sun. From our March 2015 DIY Dharma issue.
After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
by Jack Kornfield
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 [...]
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 [...]
The idea of spiritual progress is pretty suspect. After all, isn’t it a journey without goal? But there are some ways, says Pema Chödrön, we can tell if our practice is working.
It is tempting to ask ourselves if [...]
Zen teacher Norman Fischer applies five mind-training slogans to anger and other emotions
To practice with anger—rather than simply being a victim of it—is to make the effort to respect and understand it. This [...]