When we are called upon to help in a crisis, says Kaira Jewel Lingo, we must respond. But the way we do is crucial.
If we feel like our practice is here, and the world is over there, says Karen Maezen Miller, then we’re missing the point of practice.
Grief is how we love in the face of loss, wrote Joan Sutherland in the Fall 2019 issue of Buddhadharma. Now, in this new time of so much loss, her teaching on coming to terms with grief feels especially relevant.
What do a 16th-century Zen master and a contemporary cartoon dog have in common? Both of them maintained equanimity as their worlds burned, says Cristina Moon. And this is why we train as Buddhists.
Even when it feels like you're lost in the universe, Emily Horn explains, you can face the unknown with a still and calm heart-mind.
If you find all the bad news overwhelming, Buddhist teacher Judy Lief has some meditations to help you relieve your anxiety.
In Andrea Miller's article, Tara Brach discusses a technique called RAIN that she frequently teaches to her students, and also uses in her own life. Here's a guided reflection for applying RAIN in your own life, excerpted from True Refuge.
Pema Chödrön on four ways that meditation helps us deal with difficulty.
If I have no belief that my vision can become real, asks Margaret Wheatley, where will I find the strength to persevere?