Author and Zen teacher Ezra Bayda say our Buddhist practice involves cultivating awareness of our addictions to comfort, self-judgement, thoughts, identities, and fears.
Josh Korda and Koshin Paley Ellison explore the problem of spiritual bypassing.
Pema Chödrön on four ways to hold our minds steady and hearts open when facing difficult people or circumstances.
Melvin McLeod shares a little piece he wrote for the July 2013 “Body” issue on skiing as a practice of fearlessness and trust.
Rather than try to escape from painful feelings, Alixa Doom started practicing tonglen at her job at a psychiatric hospital.
Reflecting on a Hurricane, Kyo Maclear wonders how we can stay rooted and awake, even as everything around us sways.
Embrace Change: leading Buddhist teachers and writers offer stories, teachings, and meditations to help us embrace the change in our lives.
Leza Lowitz finds in life’s difficulties the greatest gift of all.
We can control our fears—even primal fears. The key, says Jeff Greenwald, is the stories we tell ourselves, as individuals and as cultures.
Alexander the Great swaggered around, claiming no part of his body was without a scar, but he never had to battle uterine cancer.