While tension and imbalance manifest as discursiveness, a truly balanced body generates an ease and relaxation that naturally supports the awakened mind.
“Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in.” It is such a simple practice, but it can transform your life. The great meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches five mindfulness exercises to help you live with happiness and joy.
“Mindfulness practice is simple and completely feasible, says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. “Just by sitting and doing nothing, we are doing a tremendous amount.”
Like each breath, your life constantly appears and disappears. The late Taizan Maezumi Roshi teaches how to do the profound practice of breathing.
Four teachers compare breath practices in yoga and three schools of Buddhism—Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism.
Cyndi Lee, founder of the OM Yoga Center in New York, on our relationship to the breath, breathing techniques, and poses to recognize our “authentic breath.”
We can choose our own objects of fascination, even among the most ordinary of things. When we appreciate that, we unlock the wonders and miracles of life.
“Charlotte and the Quiet Place” is a forthcoming children’s book about personal discovery that features beautiful watercolor illustrations.
In December, 2014, a grand jury chose not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo over the death of Eric Garner, whom Pantaleo had wrestled while Garner said repeatedly, “I can’t breathe.” He later died. The incident sparked protests across America and #ICantBreathe trended on Twitter globally. In response, Buddhist scholar Jan Willis wrote this poignant […]