Change isn’t just a fact of life we have to accept and work with, says Norman Fischer.
Blanche Hartman explains one of the Buddha’s most significant teachings—impermanence—and discusses how it can bring great happiness.
The most profound meditation, says Joan Halifax, is contemplating the certainty of your own death.
When his community’s beloved retreat center burned to the ground, Anam Thubten took it as a teaching on impermanence.
People often think that Buddhism’s view of death is that it doesn’t matter and we should just accept it, but that is a crucial misunderstanding.
Inspired by Buddhist philosophy, Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya sculpts imperamence in fog.
“Do you see the glass half full or half empty?” a therapist asks Nadia Colburn. That’s not the question, she says. In truth, the glass is already broken.
What do a 16th-century Zen master and a contemporary cartoon dog have in common? Both of them maintained equanimity as their worlds burned, says Cristina Moon. And this is why we train as Buddhists.
No matter how hard we try to solidify our lives, says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, nothing stays the same or lasts forever. Our denial of that basic truth is the reason we suffer.
It may not be forever, but for right now Rachel Neumann and her partner of 20 years celebrate their love.