At first glance, the Abhidharma, with all its lists and analysis, may not seem so inviting. But give it another look, says Steven D. Goodman — it explains the entire world.
Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu shows us how we can truly connect with others with the Zulu practice of Sawubona.
Equanimity protects us from emotional overreaction and allows us to rest in a bigger perspective. Christiane Wolf on how to cultivate it.
Lama Rod Owens on taking care of your own needs when you don’t see yourself represented in those around you.
To be without a reference point is the ultimate loneliness. It is also called enlightenment.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama takes an in-depth look at how we can work with anger and hatred in our practice.
“To begin with, just give up any expectations of yourself. That’s a simple good instruction for how to do Buddhist meditation,” instructs Pema Chödrön to those beginning their practice. “Let go and observe without judgment.” Buddhist meditation is about dissolving our fixation on ourselves, on the process of meditating, and on any result we might […]
It’s natural to assume that practice comes first, and realization after, but Dogen, the founder of Soto Zen in Japan, said otherwise. Shinshu Roberts explains. The title of Uji, translated as “Being–Time,” essentially contains the totality of the text. Unpacking the meaning of this hyphenated word opens a vast interconnecting vista of practice. The two […]
In the practice of shikantaza, or “just sitting,” says Josh Bartok, there’s a lot more going on than one might think.
Kristina Pearson shares the lessons of impermenance, acceptance, and wise hope she’s learned while recoving from Covid-19.