Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu’s grandmother taught him that it’s the human condition to be lonely. Being mindful of our loneliness connects us to all others who are feeling the same way.
Actor and activist Richard Gere talks about his teacher the Dalai Lama, the warm heart of the Tibetan people, and how humanity can benefit from the values of Tibetan culture.
The gold of your true nature can get buried beneath fear and confusion, but it can never be tarnished. Tara Brach on how to trust your basic goodness.
Your true nature is like the sky, says Mingyur Rinpoche, its love and wisdom unaffected by the clouds of life. You can access it with this awareness meditation.
Sometimes sitting with her sadness becomes too difficult. But Vanessa Zuisei Goddard has learned she can run with it—and through it.
Zen teacher Pat Enkyo O’Hara teaches us the practice of Shikantaza.
Come together with others, says Arisika Razak, to grieve, heal, and fight for a better world.
Grief offers a unique opportunity, says bereaved mother Cecilia Mitra, but only if we’re not afraid to discover its primal source.
An interview with Mary Stancavage from our “Meet a Teacher” series in the July 2021 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine.
Music as a contemplative practice requires both the performer and the listener to pay close attention. Culture critic Donald Brackett offers suggestions for meditative albums.