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.
If you are inspired to [...]
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 [...]
New to Buddhist meditation or Buddhist teachings? Then you probably have a lot of questions -- and here you'll find helpful answers, by way of articles from the Lion's Roar and Buddhadharma magazines. This page is a [...]
Yes, it's a strange thing to do -- just sit there and do basically nothing. Yet the simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 meditation, or shamatha, we are trying to [...]
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 [...]