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Life & Culture




The Universe in a Grain of Rice

Andrea Miller reflects on the truth that interbeing is as close to us as the white on rice.

Woman meditating on the beach.

Leaving the Shore of Illusion

As a child, Buddhist practitioner Leslie Davis escaped her painful reality by daydreaming. Through meditation, she’s learned to resist the urge to escape into her mind and focus on the present moment.

The Complete Package: Meditation and Yoga

Yoga for the body and Buddhist meditation for the mind – it could the complete package. They offer insights and experiences that complement each other well.

Whatever Way the Wind Blows

So-called objective reality, Pico Iyer finds, is as fickle as the weather. Maybe that’s because it’s as much mind as matter.

Empty shoes.

How to Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

Contemplative psychologist Karen Kissel Wegela teaches a practice to help us see difficult people — and ourselves — more clearly.

How to Practice Deep Relaxation

Relaxing the mind is a big goal of Buddhist practice, but to do that you need to relax your body as well. Sister Chan Khong teaches us a three-step practice to access a deep restfulness that rivals sleep.

Fitness, Health & Healing, Ira Sukrungruang, Shambhala Sun, Lion's Roar, Buddhism

Body and Me

Body was 375 pounds. Ira Sukrungruang bares his soul about their complicated relationship.

Pa’s Smile

Jaimal Yogis’s dad explained his final wishes: “I’ve gotten so much from Buddhism for good living, I’m not going to pass up their tips for good dying.”

5 Ways Meditation Enriched My Creative Career

Artist and film director Ivan Cash shares five ways the practice of meditation has benefitted his life, creativity, and career.

Hand over heart.

A Practice for Developing Kindness Toward Yourself

Valerie Mason-John shares a meditation for cultivating a positive relationship with yourself, and, by extension, the world.

Daily Life is Practice

These days, if an aversive reaction starts to form in my mind, I think to myself, “Wait! Don’t disturb the peace!”

Churning waves.

Three Methods for Working with Chaos

Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy.