What do you want to be for Halloween? Who do you want to be in life? Ira Sukrungruang on the costumes we wear.
Rev. Joan Amaral recalls “Operation Bring John Home” — an effort to break through the bureaucracy that kept a married couple apart — while living one’s values and remaining unbowed.
Mushim Patricia Ikeda’s parents gave her baby sister to an aunt living an ocean away. This act of generosity changed the way she thinks about giving.
Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu’s grandmother taught him that it’s the human condition to be lonely. Being mindful of our loneliness connects us to all others who are feeling the same way.
If you’re spending the holidays with family this year, Jeremy Mohler has some advice for staying present when old wounds pop up.
Kimmen Sjölander only freed herself from what she suffered at the hands of her late father when she learned to send him loving-kindness.
Grandmothers care about others and shed tears for their suffering. That’s why Dogen said having Grandmother Mind is the most important thing of all. Zen teacher Susan Moon contemplates her own journey as a grandmother and her responsibility as an ancestor-to-be.
For Simon Van Booy, there’s a special joy in making his grandmother’s recipes. He’s nourishing people with the same love she showed him.
As his brother’s mind deteriorates, Cary Groner grapples with troubling questions about the ephemerality of the self.
Jaimal Yogis’s dad explained his final wishes: “I’ve gotten so much from Buddhism for good living, I’m not going to pass up their tips for good dying.”