As a child, Buddhist practitioner Leslie Davis escaped her painful reality by daydreaming. Through meditation, she’s learned to resist the urge to escape into her mind and focus on the present moment.
Yoga for the body and Buddhist meditation for the mind – it could the complete package. They offer insights and experiences that complement each other well.
Relaxing the mind is a big goal of Buddhist practice, but to do that you need to relax your body as well. Sister Chan Khong teaches us a three-step practice to access a deep restfulness that rivals sleep.
A cup of tea or coffee is a nice break. Drinking it mindfully is a real break. Joseph Emet teaches us this five-step practice.
Towering stacks of newspapers, a mountain of clippings — James Kullander feels they might contain some fact that would transform his life.
On the occasion of Pema Chödrön’s birthday, Lion’s Roar’s deputy editor Andrea Miller shares the important lessons Pema has taught her.
When the Buddha attained enlightenment, he touched the earth. If he touched it now, it would cry out in pain.
You’re going to make one anyway, says Anita Feng. So why not go big? You might end up with something more beautiful than perfection.
To understand how to practice mindfulness in daily life, says Gaylon Ferguson, we have to look at all eight steps of the Buddha’s noble eightfold path.
Josh Korda on what his irritating meditation partner taught him about being with aversion and overcoming anger.