Karen Maezen Miller on how the domestic practice of ancient Zen masters can lead us to intimate encounters with our own lives.
Joan Sutherland shares why we must learn to trust the ebbs and flows of awakening — agreeing to all of its seasons and tides.
Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy.
Tara Bennett-Goleman describes how the transforming power of mindfulness can be applied to our painful emotional patterns.
Whether meditating or doing headstands, Susan Moon’s small self continues to reach for something beyond.
Rod Meade Sperry looks at the life, art, and Buddhism of the jazz great Wayne Shorter.
Shenpa is the urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down. We get hooked in that moment of tightening when we reach for relief. To get unhooked we begin by recognizing that moment of unease and learn to relax in that moment.
How do we take the sting out of loneliness? Toni Bernhard suggests friendliness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity.
Artist and film director Ivan Cash shares five ways the practice of meditation has benefitted his life, creativity, and career.
Valerie Mason-John shares a meditation for cultivating a positive relationship with yourself, and, by extension, the world.