As his brother’s mind deteriorates, Cary Groner grapples with troubling questions about the ephemerality of the self.
Four Buddhist chaplains share the trials and lessons of their experience as essential workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
She gave birth to twins, but only one survived. Kate Inglis on how, when a body dies, love is the final truth it leaves behind.
If you use your difficulties to create art, says Ruth Ozeki, it will give them meaning.
Musician East Forest’s collaborative album with the late Ram Dass encompasses his lifetime of wisdom in 14 tracks, bringing his teachings to life.
Remembering her beloved childhood pet, Andrea Miller ponders one of Zen’s most famous questions.
There are plenty of Buddhist books with helpful advice about how to help dying people—and how to die yourself.
In our Weekend Reader newsletter, Lilly Greenblatt looks at the lessons our furry friends teach us, even in their goodbyes.
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche offers a fresh teaching on “phowa” practice and how navigating the various transitions in our lives, including the very small ones, lays a foundation for navigating the much bigger ones when they come.
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.