Meditation comes alive through a growing capacity to release our habitual conflicts and worries that make up our sense of self, and to rest in awareness.
I’m confused about all the different terms for meditation, like shamatha, vipassana, zazen, mindfulness, calm abiding, insight, just sitting. What’s what?
“The essence of our practice can be described as transforming suffering into happiness,” says Thich Nhat Hanh.
When we practice mindfulness in our daily lives, says Thich Nhat Hanh, we open to the wonders of life and allow the world to heal and nourish us.
In this holiday guest post, “Mindful Writer” founder Chris Malcomb shares a lesson in mindful eating from a Thanksgiving retreat.
When we practice mindfulness of breath, says Judy Lief, we connect to the reality that birth and death are happening in every moment.
Tara Bennett-Goleman describes how the transforming power of mindfulness can be applied to our painful emotional patterns.
Diana Winston teaches a step-by-step meditation to practice in times of tragedy.
Chris Pacheco, Lion’s Roar’s Associate AV Editor, on why you might take up the Buddhist practice of maranasati, or mindfulness of death — even if you really, really don’t want to.
A cup of tea or coffee is a nice break. Drinking it mindfully is a real break. Joseph Emet teaches us this five-step practice.