woman swims in a frozen lake

How Mindfulness Enhances Cold Water Therapy

Roberval Oliveira shares his experience with cold water therapy, highlighting the important role mindfulness has played in unlocking its numerous benefits.

Growing Together

To commit to another person is to embark on an adventurous journey, writes Thich Nhat Hanh. You must be wise and patient to keep your love alive so it will last for a long time.

The Power of Mindfulness

Diana Winston on how to use the tools of mindfulness to work with negative patterns like shame, guilt, and self-criticism that stand in the way of caring for and liking yourself.

The Four Givings

Buddhism’s four immeasurables aren’t just states of mind we can achieve, says Venerable Hui Cheng. They’re gifts we can give to others.

How to Work with the Winter Blues

Perhaps these days of less sunlight are opportunities for more contemplative time, more looking deeply to see what can only be seen in the dark.

Karl Palma prepares takoyaki, a Japanese snack, at the Japan Festival occurring every year in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Never a Dull Moment

Karl Palma won’t cook with a dull blade or a dull mind.

How to Make a Spectacular Mistake

You’re going to make one anyway, says Anita Feng. So why not go big? You might end up with something more beautiful than perfection.

Meeting Heart-to-Heart

When it comes to difficult people, says Koshin Paley Ellison, the key is two people willing to let go of being right.

Mindfulness as a Path to Healing and Belonging for Immigrants

Lorena Saavedra Smith reflects on how mindfulness helped her navigate challenges through the process of immigrating from Perú to the United States, advocating for the importance of culturally sensitive and inclusive mindfulness practice spaces. 

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My 49-Day Journey Through Grief

After the loss of her son, Karen Wallace Bartelt sought solace beyond the practices of her Christian faith. Finding inspiration in Buddhism, she shares how she learned to sit with her grief and create a sacred space within for transformation to unfold.