Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, LionsRoar.com editor Sam Littlefair thinks about the practice of walking.
Sometimes we’re committed to our meditation practice and sometimes we drift away. No matter what, Matthew Kohut believes we can always find our way home to the cushion.
Pema Chödrön offers a bodhicitta practice for generating love and compassion for all human beings.
Thich Nhat Hanh’s life of courage and compassion, by Andrea Miller.
We have the illusion that multitasking makes us more efficient, but it only makes us unhappy, says Sharon Salzberg.
Life is stressful. Although some people claim that contemporary life is especially stressful, I am skeptical whether that is so. Living beings have always had to struggle for food, for shelter, and for safety. They have always had the stress of finding a mate and reproducing. The world is no Garden of Eden.
Sometimes when I teach I feel like I’m pretending to be someone I’m not because I see where I fail to live up to these precious teachings. I begin to doubt.
Tens of times a day, Diana Winston’s two-year-old daughter helps her practice letting go.
Going back and forth on the question of whether or not to eat meat? For a Buddhist practitioner, vegetarianism is something to chew on.
Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Jyoshin Clay, and Kwan Haeng Sunim discuss the Zen concept of “don’t know mind.”