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.”
Editor-in-Chief Melvin McLeod reflects on the importance of death in Buddhist philosophy in the opening editorial of the November 2021 issue of Lion’s Roar.
Michael Hebb, founder of Death Over Dinner, offers some important questions to guide your contemplation of mortality.
To change your life now and prepare for the inevitable, says Pamela Ayo Yetunde, regularly contemplate these five home truths.
Buddhist funeral traditions around the world help both the dead and their loved ones let go and move on.
When we practice mindfulness of breath, says Judy Lief, we connect to the reality that birth and death are happening in every moment.
“When the body has dissolved into the four elements, where will you go?” asks the koan called Doushuai’s Third Barrier. Vastness into vastness, concludes Zen teacher John Tarrant.
Most of the time death won’t follow our script, says Roshi Joan Halifax. But amid its messiness and pain, our experience can be respected, and we can learn.
When Holly Stocking discovers an unopened present from her late husband, she contemplates what it really means to be gone — and the things he’s still giving her.