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Listen to meditations, interviews, and dharma talks to awaken your heart and mind.




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.

5 Meditations You Can Do Right Now

You have everything you need to start a meditation practice: a mind, a body, and curiosity. Begin today with this collection of starter meditations.

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Toward a Worldwide Culture of Love

The practice of love, says bell hooks, is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination.

How to Look at a Wall

Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller explains Bodhidharma’s famous practice of wall-gazing.

The Lion’s Roar Podcast: The Four Noble Tasks of Recovery with Dave Smith

This episode of The Lion’s Roar Podcast features Dave Smith, meditation teacher, addiction treatment specialist, and founder of the Secular Dharma Foundation.

Lessons of Covid-19

Kristina Pearson shares the lessons of impermenance, acceptance, and wise hope she’s learned while recoving from Covid-19.

Letting Go of What It All Means

Searching for hidden messages and significance in life’s encounters provides us with an illusion of control that Josh Korda says we need to release.

Sweeping My Heart

When Zenju Earthlyn Manuel was assigned to clean the Zen temple, she felt generations of oppression rise in her. Conversing with her ancestors about what this work really meant helped her see how it could be healing.

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Impermanence is Buddha Nature

Change isn’t just a fact of life we have to accept and work with, says Norman Fischer.