Caring for people who are suffering is a loving, even heroic calling, but it takes a toll. Roshi Joan Halifax teaches this five-step program to care for yourself while caring for others.
Right speech, right action, right livelihood, compassion—tending to society is part of the Buddha’s path of awakening.
When the Buddha attained enlightenment, he touched the earth. If he touched it now, it would cry out in pain.
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.
The practice of love, says bell hooks, is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination.
Now more than ever, says Thich Nhat Hanh, we need a global ethic of compassion, understanding, and peace. Here’s how Buddhism can help.
Roshi Joan Halifax reflects on the idea of “wise hope” and why we should open ourselves to it.
Looking for a late-night snack, the young Martin Luther King, Jr., discovers instead the truth of interdependence. A short story by Charles Johnson.
To change the world, says Jan Willis, we need hope. And hope grows from nonviolent actions, no matter how small.
Mushim Patricia Ikeda says it’s not enough to help others. You have to take care of yourself too.