People often think that Buddhism’s view of death is that it doesn’t matter and we should just accept it, but that is a crucial misunderstanding.
Peace will only become a reality when world leaders come to negotiations with the ability to hear the suffering at the root of all conflicts.
Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi on how to find space and relief when painful emotions are present.
Susan Piver gives advice on working with a mind that can’t stop working over every detail.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer applies five mind-training slogans to anger and other emotions.
If you know how to use it, says Melvin McLeod, the energy of anger becomes fierce and compassionate wisdom. Even the buddhas get angry about injustice.
“We are all subject to the pain of loss, grief, sadness and even plain disappointment. But by talking to one another about it, we console. It is enough.”
Lama Rod Owens on taking care of your own needs when you don’t see yourself represented in those around you.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, LionsRoar.com editor Sam Littlefair looks at the practice of crying.
It’s so easy these days to despair about the present and fear for the future. Judy Lief has some meditations to help you relieve your political pain.