Sharon Salzberg explains how to practice basic breath meditation.
Burmese meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita had a defining influence on the Western Insight movement of Theravada Buddhism.
Gina Sharpe and Larry Yang share how the most diverse Buddhist teacher-training program in American history, now underway at Spirit Rock, came to be.
The event was the largest-ever gathering of practitioners of color in the history of Western-convert Insight Meditation communities.
Determined to save Buddhism in Burma during colonial rule, Ledi Sayadaw popularized the teachings of the Abhidharma and introduced thousands of laypeople to the practice of insight meditation. As Erik Braun tells us, he set in motion a revolution in Buddhist practice still being felt around the globe.
Step-by-step instructions on how to do Vipassana Insight Meditation — the foundation of all Buddhist meditations — from the late master Sayadaw U Pandita. What is Vipassana? Vipassana, or insight meditation, is the practice of continued close attention to sensation, through which one ultimately sees the true nature of existence. It is believed to be […]
If you think you’re seeing things as they really are, think again. Unless you’ve had the deep experience of letting go, there is only a myriad of illusions.
Joseph Goldstein on how three principles of meditation can be applied to the world’s conflicts.
Jack Kornfield on beginning this time-honored, heart-opening practice.
Giving up, giving in, just plain giving—Sharon Salzberg says that’s the truly transformative experience.