The way to really rest our busy minds in meditation is to let go of all thoughts about our thoughts. The more we do this, the more we discover our “enlightened potential.”
Matthieu Ricard explains what Buddhist meditation is and why we do it.
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?
Gaylon Ferguson explains that through both shamatha and vipashyana meditation we bring our mind back to its original state.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Lion’s Roar editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod looks at the reasons many Buddhists meditate.
Melvin McLeod reflects on the ways in which Buddhism turns your world upside down in the opening editorial of our July 2018 issue.
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.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Ayya Tathaaloka, Setsuan Gaelyn Godwin, and David Matsumoto explore their traditions’ different perspectives on awakening.
Rebecca Li, Kakumyo Lowe-Charde, and Myokei Caine-Barrett answer the question “How can one practice for the sake of all beings without inflating their ego?”
Colin Beavan, a senior teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen, looks at the meaning of meditation in light of unbearable tragedy.