We can use this time of fear and insecurity, says famed Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön, to connect with the natural warmth of our heart. It has the power to heal ourselves and others.
The practice of community, says Mushim Patricia Ikeda, is more than including beyond all people, even all beings. It mean including all thoughts, all emotions, all realities—the bad as well as the good.
Farmers, grocery store clerks, garbage collectors, teachers—we’re not just interdependent with essential workers such as these; we’re dependent. Norman Fischer on fair wages for all.
“If we only explore interdependence to feel good,” writes Dr. Kamilah Majied, “we miss a lot.” She shares the importance of recognizing and honoring the deep connections each of us has to Black lives.
Ministering to the sick, the dying, and their loved ones is hard enough at the best of times. Four chaplains in the Bay Area share what it was like as the pandemic raged.
Kristina Pearson shares the lessons of impermenance, acceptance, and wise hope she’s learned while recoving from Covid-19.
Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield on what we can do in this confusing, tough time.
How does a three-year-old make sense of viruses, social distancing, and talking pandas? Ira Sukrungruang on caring for his son while sheltering in place.
Elissa Altman shares the story of “Grandma’s Ghost,” a 30-year-old Japanese umeboshi plum, and the healing it brought in this difficult time.
This new video shares a “special message to the world” from the 14th Dalai Lama, read by his friend Archbishop Desmond Tutu.