Meditation comes alive through a growing capacity to release our habitual conflicts and worries that make up our sense of self, and to rest in awareness.
How can Buddhists know if their life is an ethical one? By keeping the five precepts, a set of guidelines for those who wish to do no harm.
Richard Gere reflects on how His Holiness the Dalai Lama has impacted him. I remember having an intimate conversation with His Holiness many years ago. At one point he touched the tip of his tongue and quietly said, “This tongue has never lied.” What a simple and astonishing statement. It cut right through me. It […]
Joanna Hardy teaches us the famed Buddhist practice of metta – offering love to ourselves and others.
Zen priest Robert Waldinger is the leader of the longest-running study of happiness, who’s found that science and Buddhism agree on what makes us happy.
Buddhism shouldn’t be stereotyped as a New Age fad or reduced to a technique, says Scott Mitchell. We miss so much by not acknowledging what it is.
Jack Kornfield talks to Melvin McLeod about the hopeful message in his new book: we can have joy and freedom — right here, right now.
Karen Maezen Miller offers her advice on taking a break from a difficult relationship, or sticking with it.
Her parents’ divorce meant angry mealtimes, but Elissa Altman found her way back to a nurturing table. She shares her tips on preparing and enjoying meals that heal yourself and others.
Profile of San Francisco Zen Center, one of the oldest and largest Buddhist communities in the United States.