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ARTICLES

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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.

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Doing Nothing

Karen Maezen Miller on how meditation helps her bring “doing nothing” into everything she does.

Meet Bad Habits with Loving-Kindness

Sylvia Boorstein unpacks the foundational Buddhist teaching “Recognize unwholesome states in the mind and replace them with wholesome states.”

How to Drink a Mindful Cup of Tea

A cup of tea or coffee is a nice break. Drinking it mindfully is a real break. Joseph Emet teaches us this five-step practice.

Meditation Only Goes So Far

If you want to connect with the open, spacious quality of mind, says Willa Blythe Baker, at some point you have to stop trying to meditate.

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The Dharma of Distraction

It goes a lot deeper than how many times a day you check your phone. According to Buddhist teacher Judy Lief, distraction is the very foundation of ego.

The Lion’s Roar Podcast: The Subtle Joy of Shikantaza with Pat Enkyo O’Hara and The Buddha Was Here by Andrea Miller

This episode of The Lion’s Roar Podcast features Lion’s Roar’s Andrea Miller and Zen teacher Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara.

The Heart Breaks

The Buddha saw an old man, ill man, dead man, and wise man. As her father’s health declined, Minal Hajratwala saw these same sights. 

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May We Gather

Read a selection of wisdom shared by Buddhist leaders at “May We Gather: A National Buddhist Memorial Ceremony for Asian American Ancestors.”

Come Home to Yourself

Your true home is this body. This mind. This moment. There, says Kaira Jewel Lingo in this excerpt from her forthcoming book “We Were Made for These Times,” you’ll find peace and freedom.

5 Meditations on the Breath

From getting to sleep to completely waking up, working with your breath offers practical and profound benefits.