It’s when we lose the illusion of control—a “bardo” state where we are most vulnerable and exposed—that we can discover the creative potential of our lives.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer takes you through the principles and practices of the major schools of Zen. Includes specially selected articles for further reading.
Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy.
Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon say meditation works by giving your distracted mind a job. With practice, you can learn to be present with whatever arises.
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche offers a fresh teaching on “phowa” practice and how navigating the various transitions in our lives, including the very small ones, lays a foundation for navigating the much bigger ones when they come.
The Zen practice of just sitting, says Lewis Richmond, doesn’t help us to reach our destination. It allows us to stop having one. But how do you “go” nowhere?
Tenku Ruff examines finding the balance between trying too hard and too little in meditation 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.
The simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us better people.
Buddhist teacher Judy Lief explains why our awareness of death is the secret of life.