Buddhist funeral traditions around the world help both the dead and their loved ones let go and move on.
When we practice mindfulness of breath, says Judy Lief, we connect to the reality that birth and death are happening in every moment.
TV character Ted Lasso embodies what we need right now: goodness. In a world of antiheroes, says Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, he just wants to make us better people.
“When the body has dissolved into the four elements, where will you go?” asks the koan called Doushuai’s Third Barrier. Vastness into vastness, concludes Zen teacher John Tarrant.
Most of the time death won’t follow our script, says Roshi Joan Halifax. But amid its messiness and pain, our experience can be respected, and we can learn.
The writer’s job, says Pico Iyer, is to watch his moods and thoughts, as captivating yet passing as the seasons, and decide which are worth sharing.
Your true home is this body. This mind. This moment. There, says Kaira Jewel Lingo, you’ll find peace and freedom.
Sometimes sitting with her sadness becomes too difficult. But Vanessa Zuisei Goddard has learned she can run with it—and through it.
Joan Sutherland shares why we must learn to trust the ebbs and flows of awakening — agreeing to all of its seasons and tides.
Body was 375 pounds. Ira Sukrungruang bares his soul about their complicated relationship.