Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller explain’s Bodhidharma’s famous practice of wall-gazing.
Sebene Selassie, Rose Taylor Goldfield, and Guo Gu respond to the question “It seems that Buddhists are just as reactive and narcissistic as anyone else. What kinds of changes can we reasonably expect from Buddhist practice?”
Zen teacher Norman Fischer proposes a two-week trial run to get your meditation practice started and looks at how to deal with some of the obstacles you may encounter.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, LionsRoar.com editorial director Rod Meade Sperry reflects on his many years as a beginning meditator.
Tenku Ruff on what to do when you discover a teacher is all too human.
Theravada & Insight
Three Buddhist teachers answer the question “Are we supposed to stop or transcend thinking altogether, or to find another, more enlightened way to think?”
Sharon Salzberg, Judith Simmer-Brown, John Tarrant, and the Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche offer new perspectives on how to think about and engage with our emotional lives.
Tibetan & Vajrayana
Out of the primordial desire to exist, everything comes into being. This sacred force, says Anam Thubten, is different from clinging, which is the source of our suffering.
Meditation practice awakens our trust that the wisdom and compassion that we need are already within us.
Zen & Mahayana
It’s an expression of oneness — with the Buddha, with the sangha, with the cosmos itself. Mark Unno teaches you how to let go into the flow of chanting.
Lin Jensen recounts his experience with the ancient Zen practice of wall sitting: what is it about a wall that helps penetrate consciousness?
A collection of teachings from, profiles on, and conversations with LGBTQ folks in Buddhism.
An introduction to the life, books, and teachings of Sharon Salzberg, one of today’s best-known Buddhist teachers.