On a birthday like no other, Canyon Sam reflects on celebrating beauty and practicing joy and compassion in the face of an increase in anti-Asian violence.
Sylvia Boorstein learns how daily messages of gratitude exchanged between friends can bring insight and the inspiration to practice.
Laura Munson finds an unlikely friend named Edgars.
When Eric Steuer discovered his childhood bully was now a Buddhist teacher, he asked him the question he’d always wanted to: Why did you treat me that way?
Buddhist monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu lists the good qualities you should take with you on the Buddhist path.
Lama Surya Das recalls the honest, kind, and thoughtful Phoebe.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer extols the beauty and benefit of spiritual friendship on the Buddhist path.
A grassroots campaign in Burma called #myfriend is harnessing the power of selfies to promote tolerance between religious and ethnic groups.
Katherine was the sort of person who might suddenly ask, “How do you know love?” Natalie Goldberg recounts what she learned from this friend.
My friends are teachers, as I am, but in both cases we are not trying to teach each other. Rather we are friends learning together.