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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?

Start With What’s Easy to Love

Buddhist monk Ajahn Brahm shares his personal approach to loving-kindness meditation, also known as metta.

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.

Offer Kindness to Difficult Thoughts

Lisa Ernst shares a practice to offer kindness to your difficult thoughts.

Thich Nhat Hanh on Walking Meditation

The practice of mindful walking, says Thich Nhat Hanh, is a profound and pleasurable way to deepen our connection with our body and the earth.

As It Is Now: Too Many Guns and Too Much Bypass

Following the May 14 mass shooting that killed 10 people and injured three in a racist attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, Zenzele Isoke calls on practitioners to challenge gun culture.

The Spiritual Leadership of Malcolm X

For Malcolm X Day, four Buddhist practitioners and teachers offer their commentary on Malcolm X’s spiritual journey.

How Equanimity Powers Love

True equanimity, says Kaira Jewel Lingo, is not in any way detached or uncaring—it’s inclusive, and loving, and the foundation for spiritual courage.

Illustration of a meditator feeding a mara demon.

How to Feed Your Demons

Lama Tsutrim Allione teaches you an innovative technique, based on the Tibetan Buddhist principles of “Chöd,” to turn your inner demons into friends.

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Spring Prayer

Shozan Jack Haubner presents a prayer for the chaotic awakening of nature that is spring.

The Lion’s Roar Podcast: Death and What Really Matters with Shoshana Ungerlieder

On this episode of the Lion’s Roar Podcast, Dr. Shoshana Ungerlieder talks about the taboo of death and dying among medical professionals. uses cookies to provide necessary website functionality, improve your experience and analyze our traffic. By using our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our cookies usage.