We might think that knowing ourselves is an ego-centered thing, but by looking at ourselves, we begin to dissolve the walls that separate us from others.
Reginald A. Ray argues that far from being a “lesser” practice, giving is central to all schools of Buddhism and essential to the relinquishment of ego.
This month, Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” turns 50. “Dear White People” creator Justin Simien talked to Lion’s Roar about the film’s influence.
The fear so many of us are feeling these days can stress us into freezing our world and getting caught up in dualism. But, says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, we can get past that by practicing mindfulness and gentleness.
We believe deeply in ourselves as personalities, says Ajahn Sumedho, each committed to the reality of our own personal history and distinctive traits.
Geri Larkin tells us that when we honestly dare to be ordinary, the wisdom of the universe opens up for us. Joy happens. We feel free.
“All improv is meditation”: the “Buddhist theater” of David Razowsky, the erstwhile artistic director of Second City’s L.A. training center.
From The Under 35 Project: Jennifer Horton discovered Buddhism a little less than a year ago, and her world hasn’t been the same since.
Thoughts can make meditation a challenge. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche tells us how we can experience thoughts as freedom, not imprisonment.
The first realization on the Buddhist path is our own emptiness—we look at the self and find nothing permanent. The next step is the egolessness of other, says Sakyong Mipham, and the way we discover it, interestingly, is through love and compassion.