When your mind is prey to what the Buddha called “unwholesome states” like fear and despair and you feel like you’re losing heart, Sylvia Boorstein says, it’s time to cut yourself some slack.
As a prelude his five-part series, Zen teacher Lewis Richmond asks us to consider fear itself: what is fear? What are we so afraid of?
Ministering to the sick, the dying, and their loved ones is hard enough at the best of times. Four chaplains in the Bay Area share what it was like as the pandemic raged.
To be without a reference point is the ultimate loneliness. It is also called enlightenment.
When we are called upon to help in a crisis, says Kaira Jewel Lingo, we must respond. But the way we do is crucial.
In this classic piece from the Lion’s Roar archives, Joseph Goldstein explores the different types of fear, and how we can sit with fear and hold onto it in our practice.
Jack Kornfield shares a new talk and guided meditation to help us navigate the global anxiety of the coronavirus pandemic with courage.
Roshi Joan Halifax leads us through a short and simple practice to help us navigate the illness and fear brought on by the coronavirus crisis.
The coronavirus crisis is pushing each of us up against our edge, says Jeremy Mohler. By bringing compassionate attention to our fear and anxiety, we can learn to respond instead of react.
In the face of COVID-19, Gary Gach shares how we can soothe our feelings of denial, anger, and fear with a helpful dose of equanimity.