Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, LionsRoar.com’s Rod Meade Sperry looks at the beauty of emptiness.
In a recent study, meditating on emptiness led to a 24 percent decrease in negative emotions.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama takes us step by step through the famed logic of Madhyamika, the Middle Way that defeats all extreme views of reality.
Wayne Shorter is one of jazz’s great geniuses, and at 85 remains an inspired, inspiring workhorse. His new three-disc album — which comes matched with a graphic novel — showcases his innovation, recalls his storied career, and reflects his Buddhist practice.
“Do you see the glass half full or half empty?” a therapist asks Nadia Colburn. That’s not the question, she says. In truth, the glass is already broken.
What is shikantaza? Suzuki Roshi, the great Zen teacher, says that it is the experience of receiving a “letter from emptiness”
A talk by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on enlightenment.
Working with thoughts is a central practice in Buddhism. But what does that mean exactly? Are we truing to stop thoughts or not? A Chan Buddhist view.
No self, no form, no goal: Thich Nhat Hanh on the truth we’re distracting ourselves from.
What is emptiness? We answer your questions on Buddhism and meditation.