As a Zen priest and a neurosurgeon, Dr. Patrick Codd investigates the truth of suffering on a daily basis.
Body was 375 pounds. Ira Sukrungruang bares his soul about their complicated relationship.
The Buddha knew that illness is a natural part of human life. Toni Bernhard shares how the first noble truth has helped her gracefully accept being chronically ill.
The Buddha is compared to a doctor because he treated the suffering that ails all of us. His diagnosis and cure, says Zen teacher Norman Fischer, is called the four noble truths.
The key to health and happiness, says Tulku Thondup, is a mind that is peaceful and positive. This respected Buddhist teacher and author offers insights and meditations to help us access the natural healing power of mind.
“Fixing and helping create a distance between people, but we cannot serve at a distance. We can only serve that to which we are profoundly connected.”
When we accept dukkha or suffering in all its forms we stop denying it. A person is noble when one understands dukkha and how to work with it.
When the doctor said “You have cancer,” Phyllis Coletta’s defenses of anger, fear, and self-reliance fell apart. All she had left was gratitude.
Many years after his first psychotic break, Chris Cole learned that recovery meant understanding his bipolar disorder through both medicine and spiritually.
Esther Brandon recalls how — though they never met — Rabbi Alan Lew’s words helped her to persevere through her battle with breast cancer.