Paula Arai introduces us to the world of Tsuneo Iwasaki, who discovered a world of practice in giving (actual) shape to the “Heart Sutra.”
When written language arrived in Tibet, says Patrick Dowd, it brought the dharma with it.
“Just as pipes in your house get backed up, creating a flooded kitchen, the pipes of your body are subject to blockage, and need to be kept clean and open.”
The point of zazen, says Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, is to live each moment in complete combustion, like a clean-burning kerosene lamp. In this talk at the Tassajara sesshin in the summer of 1969, the great Zen master explains Dogen’s teaching on practicing within imperfection and warns against the arrogance of the false self.
In this commentary from non-diet dietician Jenna Hollenstein, she shares why we need to stop battling our basic biology as a means to overcome “craving” on the path to liberation.
Lion’s Roar Special Projects editorial assistant Sandra Hannebohm looks at wabi-sabi and the perfection of imperfection.
Psychotherapy can be a powerful complement to spiritual practice, supporting our inspiration to develop awareness and compassion.
Melvin Escobar on dealing with the loss of a virtual friend.
Meet eight of Thich Nhat Hanh’s students who are now teachers themselves. In their own unique ways, they’re helping to carry his dharma into the future.
Haleigh Atwood looks at three organizations who focus on humanitarian work as an essential expression of their Buddhist values.