Read David Swick’s classic Lion’s Roar profile of Joan Didion, who died December 23 at age 87.
Perhaps these days of less sunlight are opportunities for more contemplative time, more looking deeply to see what can only be seen in the dark.
Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu’s grandmother taught him that it’s the human condition to be lonely. Being mindful of our loneliness connects us to all others who are feeling the same way.
Día de los Muertos is a reminder, says Linda González, that we are all one in life and death.
Claire B. Willis and Marnie Crawford Samuelson share how when you allow and accept all of life’s experiences, you can fully open to the life that’s yours to live.
There are plenty of Buddhist books with helpful advice about how to help dying people—and how to die yourself.
Paul Condon draws on traditional Buddhism and Western psychology to show how the act of taking refuge is available to us in every moment, wherever we are.
Breeshia Wade, Tenku Ruff, Damchö Diana Finnegan share how the dharma can help us work through grief.
It’s the Buddha’s basic teaching. It’s life’s universal truth. It’s what we most want to deny. Sallie Jiko Tisdale on how this hard but liberating truth can transform your life.
An excerpt from Ruth Ozeki’s new novel, “The Book of Form and Emptiness.”