Devaduta is pali for “divine messengers.” It is said that the Buddha embarked on his quest for enlightenment after encountering three devadutas: a sick person, an old man, and a corpse.
Natalie Goldberg wanted to survive, but so did the cancer inside her. Drastic action was required.
“Aging, illness and death are treasures for those who understand them. They’re Noble Truths, Noble Treasures. If they were people, I’d bow down to them.”
She’s no longer the grandmother you remember. Margaret Manteau–Rao on how to love and accept your loved one as she is now.
As his cancer goes from bad to worse, the anonymous blogger known as the “Angry Asian Buddhist” strives to accept the absurdity of life.
Coming to terms with metastatic non-Hogkin lymphoma, Arunlikhati realizes he is his own refuge — and one for everyone else, too.
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.
With a little pink ink, tattoo artist Amy Black helps breast cancer survivors reclaim their bodies.
The teachers are asked “What happens to our right effort if we lose the ability to practice or to work with our mind?”
Esther Brandon recalls how — though they never met — Rabbi Alan Lew’s words helped her to persevere through her battle with breast cancer.