Mushim Patricia Ikeda teaches us how to generate loving-kindness and good will as an antidote to hatred and fear.
“When I meditate, I often get drowsy after awhile. At other times, I’m agitated and feel like jumping off my cushion. In neither case do I feel like I’m meditating correctly.”
In Asian traditions, bowing is a gesture of humbleness and respect, but it can seem strange in the modern West.
“I have learned a great deal from the books of a prominent Buddhist teacher, but I’ve never met her. Is it okay if I think of her as my teacher?”
Each of the five buddha families represents a particular emotion, which has both a confused aspect and an enlightened aspect.
Buddhism teaches us that the buddhas can appear in different bodies. Finn Enke chronicles a lifelong journey to find the identity that makes them feel, finally, “I am here.”
Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson tell the story of this revolutionary breakthrough in our understanding of how meditation works.
Who says you always have to sit in silence? Ryan Winger explains how you can bring the mind of meditation to the music you love — with friends.
“I just want people to be liberated.” John DeMont on the radical Buddhism of Rev. angel Kyodo williams.
“A significant shift is needed,” says Dena Merriam of the Contemplative Alliance, “and for that shift to take place we need a growth in consciousness.”