Jack Kornfield on beginning this time-honored, heart-opening practice.
Diana Winston reflects on the intertwining of mindfulness and compassion, as practiced with an open heart.
We might think that knowing ourselves is an ego-centered thing, but by looking at ourselves, we begin to dissolve the walls that separate us from others.
The brahmaviharas are four prized emotions or mindstates that give us a framework to cultivate positive behaviors and minimize harmful ones.
Maitri means loving-kindness or unconditional friendliness. David Nichtern and Cyndi Lee show you how to do this heart-opening Buddhist practice.
Joanna Hardy teaches us the famed Buddhist practice of metta – offering love to ourselves and others.
Leaving a relationship may seem like an escape or failure, but Trudy Goodman says it can be the best choice for everyone.
Mushim Patricia Ikeda teaches us how to generate loving-kindness and good will as an antidote to hatred and fear.
When we think of love, we have ideas that are purely personal and, on the whole, quite fanciful. They are based in general on our desire to be loved, from which we expect fulfillment.
Author and teacher Janice Lynne Lundy explains how a simple question helps her to keep her heart open – to others, and to herself.