Tibetan Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön and Zen teacher Bernie Glassman offer three-step meditations to help work with tragedy.
Living with someone we love, with all the joys and challenges, is one of the best ways to grow spiritually. But real awakening only happens, says renowned psychologist John Welwood, in the charnel ground where we acknowledge and work with our wounds, fears, and illusions.
Times of chaos and challenge can be the most spiritually powerful… if we are brave enough to rest in their space of uncertainty. Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy, excerpted from “When Things Fall Apart.”
Justin von Bujdoss is a Buddhist lama and Rikers Island’s first Staff Chaplain. He reflects on what Rikers Island is, and what it needs.
Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat comments on the eighteenth century Japanese story, “The Old Woman’s Enlightenment.”
Bonnie Myotai Treace on themes and of impermanence and enlightenment in the ninth century Chinese story, “Seven Wise Women in the Charnel Ground.”