Karen Maezen Miller looks at why people the world over are finding themselves unhappy, despite being told of more and more ways to find happiness.
Three teachings on meditation passed on from Maezumi Roshi to Karen Maezen Miller.
Karen Maezen Miller on trying to curb the budding consumerism of her children and their attachment to things.
Karen Maezen Miller was torn when her daughter entered the Barbie stage. But what was worse—the doll’s commercialism or Mom’s grownup judgments?
Karen Maezen Miller breaks down the three most common lies in Buddhist discourse.
Taking care of the little (and not-so-little ones) can be a challenge, but that doesn’t mean that “mindful parenting” has to be an oxymoron. Here then are some simple tips from Karen Maezen Miller.
The pond in her garden isn’t like those decorating fancy homes and magazine covers. In time, however, Karen Maezen Miller discovers the right view of her muddy water: they’re not always pretty, but they are beautiful.
People are by nature cautious, so I’m often asked the best way to choose a teacher. It is a reasonable question, and the same question I once asked Maezumi Roshi. Now I see how comic that must have been: sitting face-to-face with a teacher, asking how to choose a teacher. He responded sincerely, and so […]
Karen Maezen MIller looks at the function and the importance of the teacher in meditation practice
Is it possible to have a student-teacher relationship through email or the internet? Karen Maezen Miller wonders.