Step-by-Step Instructions on how to do this important practice — the foundation of all Buddhist Meditations — from the famed Vipassana master Sayadaw U Pandita.
Vipassana, or insight meditation, is [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Jules Shuzen Harris teaches the meditation practice at the heart of Zen Buddhism, from the "How to Practice" section of the Shambhala Sun.
There are many forms of meditation that offer you the opportunity to [...]
Pema Chödrön offers a method for generating love and compassion for all human beings.
The best way to begin this practice is by thinking of a person whose suffering you feel strongly and whose happiness is very [...]
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 [...]