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ARTICLES

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.

How to Practice Hugging Meditation

Nothing warms the heart like a loving hug. To make the experience even deeper and more healing, Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us this practice of hugging meditation he created.

Other Ways to Practice?

Vipassana teacher Konda Mason answers the question: “Is it OK if I find other ways to be meditative besides sitting on a cushion following my breath?”

Mindfulness and the Buddha’s Eightfold Path

To understand how to practice mindfulness in daily life, says Gaylon Ferguson, we have to look at all eight steps of the Buddha’s noble eightfold path.

“Meditation Malice”: on working with distractions and resentment

Josh Korda on what his irritating meditation partner taught him about being with aversion and overcoming anger.

Daily Life is Practice

These days, if an aversive reaction starts to form in my mind, I think to myself, “Wait! Don’t disturb the peace!”

Churning waves.

Three Methods for Working with Chaos

Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy.

I’m Not O.K., You’re Not O.K.—and That’s O.K.

“We are all subject to the pain of loss, grief, sadness and even plain disappointment. But by talking to one another about it, we console. It is enough.”

Blue heart painting.

Meditation: Be Kind to Yourself

A three-step contemplation to give yourself the compassion you need (and deserve).

Distraction Buddha.

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.