When your mind is prey to what the Buddha called “unwholesome states” like fear and despair and you feel like you’re losing heart, Sylvia Boorstein says, it’s time to cut yourself some slack.
After years of painful struggle to fit in, Yenkuei Chuang decides to stand up for her identity, her anger, and the heritage of Asian American Buddhism. She will resist erasure.
Bill Gaston despises a certain someone at the White House. Can any good come of it?
Farmers, grocery store clerks, garbage collectors, teachers—we’re not just interdependent with essential workers such as these; we’re dependent. Norman Fischer on fair wages for all.
After a lifetime of trauma, Karen Connelly’s client sees the miracle of simple human goodness.
There are burdens we can’t put down, says Furyu Nancy Schroeder. That fact is the true heart of our human life.
To the Buddhism’s traditional four causes of suffering we must now add a fifth: the suffering caused by racism, sexism, poverty, and all the other forms of human injustice. Only when seeing that clearly, says Ann Gleig, will our compassion will be complete.
Laura Munson finds an unlikely friend named Edgars.
When we are with others in times of suffering, says contemplative care expert Koshin Paley Ellison, we can take the four noble truths as our guide.
Melvin Escobar teaches metta, a concentration practice to cultivate unconditional goodwill for all. In precarious times like these, it’s a way to listen to our hearts.