Guo Gu, a longtime student of the late Master Sheng Yen, presents an experiential look at the Chan practice of silent illumination.
Dan Harris gets the inside story on mindfulness and compassion from Buddhist teachers Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Mark Epstein.
Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel examines common misconceptions about Buddhist practice that can derail even the most seasoned practitioners.
How can we be sure we’re following the path of meditation genuinely? Carolyn Rose Gimian has tips for keeping it real.
Whether you’re learning to meditate or ride a bike, says Ajahn Jayasaro, it’s not about how good you are or how far you get. The point is simply to practice with a sincere and consistent effort.
A reader asks why Buddhists bow down and make offerings to statues of the Buddha.
The strength of mind that comes from meditation, says Norman Fischer, can help us end the denial that keeps a world of problems spinning.
A talk by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on enlightenment.
If you want to connect with the open, spacious quality of mind, says Lama Willa Miller, at some point you have to stop trying to meditate.
On the Buddhist path, our intention deepens into commitment and then into vow. At that point, our intentions and our life become one.