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The Problem With Problems

The more we increase our ability to deal with our own difficulties, the more aware we are that we can’t solve the troubles of loved ones.

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Wise Guy

Best known for his role in The Sopranos, Michael Imperioli is a dedicated Buddhist. From gangsters to gurus, film to family—this is his spiritual journey.

Not Enlightened Yet?

Author and musician Miguel Chen comforts a practitioner who doesn’t seem to be getting any closer to enlightenment.

Too Much Criticism

Someone in your life who’s too critical can undermine your self-worth. Psychologist Lynn Monteiro suggests four ways to take care of yourself.

No One Like Me

Lama Rod Owens on taking care of your own needs when you don’t see yourself represented in those around you.

To Practice Mindfulness Is to Return to Life

Thich Nhat Hanh says that mindfulness shows us the suffering of life and connects us with compassion.

What Can I Do About Burnout?

Burnout is the feeling of exhaustion that helpers sometimes experience when they have taken on more than they can handle. But there is much we can do to prevent it, and to work with it when it occurs.

Pointing Beyond Words

Newly translated works by the renowned Korean poet Ko Un offer powerful glimpses into the human condition and the paradoxes of the Buddhist path.

Anti-Asian Violence Is an Attack on Us All

Separation is the true root of the alarming rise in anti-Asian violence today, writes Korean American Zen priest Cristina Moon. 

Sleeping, Dreaming, and Waking Up

The name “Buddha,” means “one who is awake.” Sam Littlefair shares three Buddhist teachings on sleeping, dreaming and – finally – awakening.

“In This Moment” — Buddhist inspiration and aspiration meet in new Born I Music song/video

Born’s new song is a shot of grounding inspiration right when we all could use it.