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5 Reasons to Meditate

The simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us better people.

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What do all of the terms for Buddhist meditation mean?

I’m confused about all the different terms for meditation, like shamatha, vipassana, zazen, mindfulness, calm abiding, insight, just sitting. What’s what?

No Big Deal: On Metta & Forgiveness

When I first learned about loving-kindness or Metta practice, I thought it was a little weird.

Be Kind to Yourself

You have enlightened nature, says Pema Khandro Rinpoche. If you truly know that, you’ll always be kind to yourself.

How to Be a Bodhisattva

It may seem like an unattainable ideal, but you can start right now as a bodhisattva-in-training. All you need is the aspiration to put others first.

Soto Zen Buddhist Association releases statement responding to Capitol attack

“As Zen Buddhist clergy, we condemn the attack on the United States congress on January

This Path Is Endless

“Martin Luther King Jr.’s work is not finished,” says Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat Roshi. We must continue it with gratitude on the endless path toward liberation for all.

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The King We Need: Martin Luther King Jr., Moral Philosopher

He was more than just the “civil rights leader” he is remembered as today. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of America’s greatest moral philosophers.

Dr. King’s Refrigerator

Looking for a late-night snack, the young Martin Luther King, Jr., discovers instead the truth of interdependence. A short story by Charles Johnson.

The Lion’s Roar Podcast: A Marriage Made in Heaven with Anne Lamott and Neal Allen

Andrea Miller talks to leading Christian writer Anne Lamott and her husband, a Vipassana practitioner, Neal Allen.