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.

How to Cultivate Resilience in Tough Times

Shauna Shapiro explains how to face difficult emotions, re-center, and find calm.

Pema Chödrön’s 3 Ways to Transform Your Emotions

At the root of our suffering are the destructive emotions that Buddhism calls the kleshas, or poisons. Pema Chödrön teaches us a three-step practice to transform their energy from a cause of suffering into a path to awakening.

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How to Feed Your Demons

Lama Tsultrim Allione teaches you an innovative technique, based on the Tibetan Buddhist principles of "Chöd," to turn your inner demons into friends.

What Miscarriage Taught Me about Love and Impermanence

Atia Sattar shares her account of the suffering of miscarriage and what it taught her about love, generosity, and impermanence. 

A Meditation to Befriend Your Feelings

How you relate to your feelings, says Willa Blythe Baker, may be the most important habit of all. When you meet your feelings with grace and mindfulness, you find they’re your best friends on the spiritual path.

The 4 Noble Truths of Emotions

The Buddha laid out a four-step path to freedom from difficult emotions. Anyen Rinpoche says the secret is understanding why our emotions cause suffering.

How to Find Balance Through Equanimity

Equanimity protects us from emotional overreaction and allows us to rest in a bigger perspective. Christiane Wolf on how to cultivate it.

How 3 Buddhist Teachers Work with Difficult Emotions

Working with difficult emotions is a lifelong practice. Three Buddhist teachers open up about their own struggles.

Heal in Community

Come together with others, says Arisika Razak, to grieve, heal, and fight for a better world.

How to Make Friends with Your Beautiful Monsters

Anger, fear, envy—usually we’re ashamed of our so-called monstrous emotional patterns. Yet if we make friends with our monsters, says Tsoknyi Rinpoche, magic happens. We are no longer afraid.

How to Drive Mindfully

Driving doesn’t have to be stressful. Roberval Oliveira offers mindfulness tips for cruise control, road rage, and more.

Loosening the Knots of Anger

Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us how to relax the bonds of anger, attachment and delusion through mindfulness and kindness toward ourselves.

The Healing Power of Feeling

“The way to find freedom from difficult emotions is to find it right within the feelings themselves,” writes Andy Karr. Here, he shares a practice for locating and working with difficult feelings in the subtle body to ultimately heal them.

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.

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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.

Understanding Self Power & Other Power

Mark Unno explains how giving ourselves over to other power, an idea central to Asian Buddhist thought, can lead us to awakening.

How to Stay Calm In the Midst of Chaos

Sharon Salzberg on the power of equanimity — the essence of complete presence.

Welcoming the Life That’s Yours

Claire B. Willis and Marnie Crawford Samuelson share how when you allow and accept all of life's experiences, you can fully open to the life that’s yours to live.

Showing Up for Your Life

If you’re jealous or angry or lonely, says Pema Chödrön, don’t run from the feeling.