Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu’s grandmother taught him that it’s the human condition to be lonely. Being mindful of our loneliness connects us to all others who are feeling the same way.
As his brother’s mind deteriorates, Cary Groner grapples with troubling questions about the ephemerality of the self.
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?
Perfectly clear, compassionate, and concise, the “Five Remembrances” are Buddhism at its very best. Koun Franz explains.
Zen teacher Lewis Richmond contemplates the koan of growing old.
“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.”
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.