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Life & Culture




Become Friends with the Moon

Ephrat Livni reflects on years of spiritual study with the moon as her guide.


How RAIN Can Nourish You

Jack Kornfield teaches us the transformative mindfulness practice known as “RAIN.”

Loving-Kindness Practice for Online Dating

When looking at someone’s online dating profile, it’s easy to make snap judgments about a person. Here, Yael Shy and Melvin Escobar offer a number of loving-kindness phrases for potential matches.

Everybody Loves Something

According to Pema Chödrön, love and compassion are like the weak spots in the walls of ego.

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Their sangha gathered virtually, but it was still real. Rachel Paige King on the loss of an online dharma brother.

The Family That Meditates Together

It’s not easy, but getting your family to meditate could be the best thing you do as a parent. Gail Silver on how to interest your kids in breathing, seeing, and being.

In New York, Vesak 2021 in Photos

Photographer A. Jesse Jiryu Davis documented three Vesak celebrations in New York this year.

How Meditation Saved My Mind

Sometimes we’re committed to our meditation practice and sometimes we drift away. No matter what, Matthew Kohut believes we can always find our way home to the cushion.

Choosing to be Healthy

“Lifestyle habits can hopefully be viewed in a more positive context than the nagging “shoulds” that we wrestle with daily.”

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LGBTQ Buddhists: Teachings, Profiles, and Conversations

A collection of teachings from, profiles on, and conversations with LGBTQ folks in Buddhism.


How to Practice Tonglen

Pema Chödrön teaches us Tonglen, “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion.