As his brother’s mind deteriorates, Cary Groner grapples with troubling questions about the ephemerality of the self.
Sitting still in the dark zendo and breathing with others is exactly what Natalie Goldberg needs. On this last night of the year, she wonders what this human life is all about.
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.
Melvin Escobar on dealing with the loss of a virtual friend.
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.
Bonnie Nadzam relives the childhood ritual of playing dead.
Día de los Muertos is a reminder, says Linda González, that we are all one in life and death.
“Aging, illness and death are treasures for those who understand them. They’re Noble Truths, Noble Treasures. If they were people, I’d bow down to them.”
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.
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.