Zen teacher Lewis Richmond contemplates the koan of growing old.
As his brother’s mind deteriorates, Cary Groner grapples with troubling questions about the ephemerality of the self.
“Aging, illness and death are treasures for those who understand them. They’re Noble Truths, Noble Treasures. If they were people, I’d bow down to them.”
In Japan, wabi sabi is an aethetic principle that sees beauty in imperfection and age. Can Kem McIntosh Lee see the wabi sabi of her own aging body?
Devaduta is pali for “divine messengers.” It is said that the Buddha embarked on his quest for enlightenment after encountering three devadutas: a sick person, an old man, and a corpse.
“Enso village,” in Sonoma County, will have 264 apartments, a meditation hall, and a vegetarian bistro.
Artist and writer Susan MacLeod observes the foibles, humor, and caring of life in a nursing home. There, she and her mother finally came to know each other.
She’s no longer the grandmother you remember. Margaret Manteau–Rao on how to love and accept your loved one as she is now.
The teachers are asked “What happens to our right effort if we lose the ability to practice or to work with our mind?”
Norman Fischer describes the qualities of aging gracefully.