These instructions, which appear across traditions, sound so simple that we may imagine they’re self-explanatory. Lama Karma Yeshe Chödrön invites us to look deeper.
Patrice Clark Koelsch reimagines the five precepts to apply when engaging in morally-charged activist settings.
Meditation, writes David Guy, is the practice of trusting life. When we practice this trust, we can more easily accept the inevitability of death.
Life is busy. Here’s a selection of quick meditations to work with emotional distress and foster mindfulness when time is scarce.
When we place offerings on the altar for teachers long past, do we understand what we are doing, or why? Zenju Earthlyn Manuel looks into the depths of that encounter between past and present.
If you want to connect with the open, spacious quality of mind, says Willa Blythe Baker, at some point you have to stop trying to meditate.
Beginning with the Buddha himself, five extraordinary teachers instruct us in the practice of calming the mind, cultivating awareness, and — ultimately — finding freedom.
Reflecting on the second anniversary of the police murder of George Floyd, Buddhist practitioner and beekeeper Marcella Prokop shares her account of working with the stickiness of suffering.
To change the world, says Jan Willis, we need hope. And hope grows from nonviolent actions, no matter how small.
“It’s an essential truth about life itself: suffering of one kind or another is a natural part of existence. Knowing this truth gives our lives wholeness and peace, as it frees us from the exhausting postures of pretense and denial.”