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Distraction Buddha.

The Dharma of Distraction

It goes a lot deeper than how many times a day you check your phone. According to Buddhist teacher Judy Lief, distraction is the very foundation of ego.

Come Home to Yourself

Your true home is this body. This mind. This moment. There, says Kaira Jewel Lingo in this excerpt from her forthcoming book “We Were Made for These Times,” you’ll find peace and freedom.

Why I Do Not Bow

For some Black Buddhists in predominantly white sanghas, certain practices harken back to the history of forced subservience to white people. Melvin Christopher Horton explores his experience in a powerful poem.

The Middle Way of Abortion

In America, pro-life and pro-choice voices are pitted against each other with some on both sides denying the complexity of the issue. Jennifer Keishin Armstrong reports on how Buddhist teachings could transform the abortion debate—and benefit women.

Hand scattering sand

Nibbana Is Giving Up, Letting Go, and Being Free

Ajahn Chah explains some of Buddhisms most important principles, including nirvana, samadhi, and why it’s important to “Be really careful!”

Woman meditating on the beach.

Leaving the Shore of Illusion

As a child, Buddhist practitioner Leslie Davis escaped her painful reality by daydreaming. Through meditation, she’s learned to resist the urge to escape into her mind and focus on the present moment.

Distraction Buddha.

The Dharma of Distraction

It goes a lot deeper than how many times a day you check your phone. According to Buddhist teacher Judy Lief, distraction is the very foundation of ego.

Come Home to Yourself

Your true home is this body. This mind. This moment. There, says Kaira Jewel Lingo in this excerpt from her forthcoming book “We Were Made for These Times,” you’ll find peace and freedom.

Why I Do Not Bow

For some Black Buddhists in predominantly white sanghas, certain practices harken back to the history of forced subservience to white people. Melvin Christopher Horton explores his experience in a powerful poem.

The Middle Way of Abortion

In America, pro-life and pro-choice voices are pitted against each other with some on both sides denying the complexity of the issue. Jennifer Keishin Armstrong reports on how Buddhist teachings could transform the abortion debate—and benefit women.

Hand scattering sand

Nibbana Is Giving Up, Letting Go, and Being Free

Ajahn Chah explains some of Buddhisms most important principles, including nirvana, samadhi, and why it’s important to “Be really careful!”

Woman meditating on the beach.

Leaving the Shore of Illusion

As a child, Buddhist practitioner Leslie Davis escaped her painful reality by daydreaming. Through meditation, she’s learned to resist the urge to escape into her mind and focus on the present moment.