This basic mindfulness meditation from Zen teacher James Ishmael Ford offers a great practice to start your day.
Diana Winston on commitment to the practice of sitting, why we should sit regularly and advice on how to keep yourself on schedule.
Gaylon Ferguson explains that through both shamatha and vipashyana meditation we bring our mind back to its original state.
Bhante Gunaratana explains that the Four Foundations of Mindfulness are mindfulness of body, feelings, mind, and dhamma.
Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel examines common misconceptions about Buddhist practice that can derail even the most seasoned practitioners.
Beginner’s mind is open, curious, and unbound by concepts and opinions—just like the mind of the buddhas. Ezra Bayda has some techniques you can use to cultivate the fresh mind of the beginner.
A peaceful mind begins, says James Ishmael Ford, when you sit down, shut up, and pay attention.
Meditation isn’t a one-way street—it’s not like you can just meditate and your life will automatically get better. You have to change the way you live to improve your meditation. Thanissaro Bhikkhu outlines five principles of the ethical, restrained life conducive to meditation practice. Often we like to think that simply by adding meditation to […]
Shamatha meditation is the foundation of Buddhist practice. Lama Rod Owens teaches us a version from the Vajrayana tradition.
Meditation comes alive through a growing capacity to release our habitual conflicts and worries that make up our sense of self, and to rest in awareness.