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.
With her empowered imagery, she’s connected many to the divine feminine. Andrea Miller profiles the Japanese American visionary Mayumi Oda.
A fully enlightened female buddha, Tara is the actuality of compassion and wisdom. Meditating on her, says Lama Palden Drolma, can awaken our own buddhanature.
Thubten Chodron on how to develop bodhichitta, the aspiration to attain buddhahood in order to benefit others.
If we don’t embrace the often-paradoxical complexity of societal ills, the actions we take to solve them will be merely “Band-Aids.” Kritee on getting to the root of a problem.
Equanimity protects us from emotional overreaction and allows us to rest in a bigger perspective. Christiane Wolf on how to cultivate it.
Shauna Shapiro explains how to face difficult emotions, re-center, and find calm.
After a lifetime of trauma, Karen Connelly’s client sees the miracle of simple human goodness.
Right speech, right action, right livelihood, compassion—tending to society is part of the Buddha’s path of awakening.
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.