It’s when we lose the illusion of control—a “bardo” state where we are most vulnerable and exposed—that we can discover the creative potential of our lives.
Right intention is the key to living the life we want and to traversing the Buddha’s eightfold path, says Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein.
Sylvia Boorstein learns how daily messages of gratitude exchanged between friends can bring insight and the inspiration to practice.
Taking refuge in the Buddha, dharma, and sangha, says Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, involves taking a leap forward with a deep sense of trust in our own basic nature and the natural wisdom of all phenomena.
Awash in the pain of betrayal and a failed marriage, Laura Munson practices Pema Chödrön’s teachings on loving-kindness. It’s hard but it helps.
By allowing yourself the space to be as you are, you discover a self-existing sanity that lies deeper than thought or feeling. For many of us this may be the hardest path of all—opening our hearts to ourselves.
It doesn’t matter if we start small; we can find a way to hold the whole world in our heart. Judy Lief on cultivating a love that is unfettered and pure—a love that touches everyone.
“There are no human enemies,” says Sylvia Boorstein, “only confused people needing help.”
You can join Sylvia Boorstein, along with fellow buddhist teachers Tsoknyi Rinpoche and Melissa Myozen Blacker, at the Shambhala Sun‘s community retreat at Omega, Waking Up in Every Moment. Click here for details. Illustration by Michelle Laporte. I was born in 1936 in Brooklyn. Yiddish was the language we spoke at home. My father taught […]
Ever notice how quickly you form opinions about the world around you? Next time stop and take a closer look, suggests Geoffrey Shugen Arnold.