When we overlook the strangers among us, we miss the chance to connect to people as they are, free of the usual ways we judge them.
Melvin McLeod on how Buddhism uses mindfulness to develop the wisdom that frees us from suffering.
You’re hungry, but what are you really hungry for? Sasha Loring on opening your heart, offering your attachments, and being mindful.
Diana Winston on 3 ways to bring natural awareness into your mindfulness practice—and your life.
Insight Meditation teacher Joseph Goldstein examines a key teaching from the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha’s discourse on the four foundations of mindfulness, which he called the direct path to liberation.
To understand how to practice mindfulness in daily life, says Gaylon Ferguson, we have to look at all eight steps of the Buddha’s noble eightfold path.
Teaching mindfulness to kids is an “extraordinary way to help them generate esteem, cultivate calm, and deal with difficulty.”
Thich Nhat Hanh is able to boil mindfulness practices down to their absolute, universal basics, as these sample teachings make clear.
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.
“Unless we can recognize and sustain the continuity of original wakefulness, deluded experience will not end,” says Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. “It is the most important point of all.”