Each one of us, says David Viafora, can be a kalyana mitra, or “spiritual friend.” Here’s how.
Breeshia Wade, Tenku Ruff, Damchö Diana Finnegan share how the dharma can help us work through grief.
Thich Nhat Hanh answers a retreatant’s question on what to do in the face of suffering. “Anything you do for yourself, you do for the world.”
We base our lives on seeking happiness and avoiding suffering, but the best thing we can do for ourselves is to turn this whole way of thinking upside down.
Rapper and musician Born I Music shares the inspiration behind his new album, “In This Moment.”
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.