It’s the Buddha’s basic teaching. It’s life’s universal truth. It’s what we most want to deny. Sallie Jiko Tisdale on how this hard but liberating truth can transform your life.
To change your life now and prepare for the inevitable, says Pamela Ayo Yetunde, regularly contemplate these five home truths.
When we practice mindfulness of breath, says Judy Lief, we connect to the reality that birth and death are happening in every moment.
“When the body has dissolved into the four elements, where will you go?” asks the koan called Doushuai’s Third Barrier. Vastness into vastness, concludes Zen teacher John Tarrant.
Most of the time death won’t follow our script, says Roshi Joan Halifax. But amid its messiness and pain, our experience can be respected, and we can learn.
When Holly Stocking discovers an unopened present from her late husband, she contemplates what it really means to be gone — and the things he’s still giving her.
Your true home is this body. This mind. This moment. There, says Kaira Jewel Lingo, you’ll find peace and freedom.
Sometimes sitting with her sadness becomes too difficult. But Vanessa Zuisei Goddard has learned she can run with it—and through it.
Joan Sutherland shares why we must learn to trust the ebbs and flows of awakening — agreeing to all of its seasons and tides.
Body was 375 pounds. Ira Sukrungruang bares his soul about their complicated relationship.