“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.”
Sometimes after a phone call, nothing is ever the same. But if you let it, says Douglas Penick, the bad news can come to feel a little like falling in love.
When someone we care about is seriously ill, we often feel uncomfortable and don’t know what to do. This book gives some good advice.
A prince was so shocked that he went off to seek enlightenment. Now, birth, old age, sickness, and death is still the impetus for awakening.
Dr. Friederike Boissevain on how Zen practice has taught her that being present with a mind of not knowing is sometimes the best medicine.
Susan Bauer-Wu helps us ease the physical, mental, and emotional stress of illness with a simple mindfulness practice.
Caring for someone with a chronic or terminal illness can bring out the best in us, says Stan Goldberg, but it can also reveal our judgments.
Alexander the Great swaggered around, claiming no part of his body was without a scar, but he never had to battle uterine cancer.
Barry Boyce’s Mindful Society column about Elana Rosenbaum, who used mindfulness practice to help herself through cancer treatment.
When Elizabeth Hamilton is diagnosed with breast cancer, she husband Ezra Bayda learn the real value of life, love, and no-attachment.