A koan can be anything that disrupts our usual way of being. Have you noticed that happens a lot in life? Eve Myonen Marko and Wendy Egyoku Nakao explain how we can use our personal koans to experience reality in a new way.
Tens of times a day, Diana Winston’s two-year-old daughter helps her practice letting go.
Nuanprang Snitbhan on the middle way of parenting.
We review “Mop Rides the Waves of Life” by Jaimal Yogis and Matthew Allen.
There are burdens we can’t put down, says Furyu Nancy Schroeder. That fact is the true heart of our human life.
The Golden Chain is a traditional recitation within American Shin Buddhist communities. For Camille Hamilton Pating, it comes as naturally—and joyfully—as saying the Name of Amida Buddha.
George Floyd’s mother couldn’t come running when he called for her, says Trudy Goodman. But mothers of the human family, from all over the world, did come running, pouring out in a pandemic to call for racial justice.
Teaching mindfulness to kids is an “extraordinary way to help them generate esteem, cultivate calm, and deal with difficulty.”
We review “The Barefoot King: A Story about Feeling Frustrated” by Andrew Jordan Nance; Illustrated by Olivia Holden.
The cry we hear from deep in our hearts, says Thich Nhat Hanh, comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner child’s pain is key.