The Buddhist teachings on the jhana states contain a secret about where positive emotions really come from. Allen Weiss explains.
Although enlightenment can seem like an unreachable goal, says Judy Lief, we’re actually having glimpses of awakening all the time.
Lauren Casalino on how to get over the effects of insecure attachment.
What happens at a Buddhist funeral? We answer your questions on Buddhism and meditation.
The eight awakenings are pithy descriptions of what bodhisattvas and other enlightened beings realize, which are chanted mainly in the Mahayana tradition.
We review “The Truth of This Life: Zen Teachings on Loving the World as It Is” by Katherine Thanas.
We review “I Wanna Be Well: How a Punk Found Peace and You Can Too” by Miguel Chen with Rod Meade Sperry.
We review “Holy Rascals: Advice for Spiritual Revolutionaries” by Rami Shapiro.
We review “Aging with Wisdom: Reflections, Stories & Teachings” by Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer discovers the life-changing — and society-changing — power of really knowing other people’s pain.