The simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us better people.
The late Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh teaches five simple exercises to help you live with joy.
The Zen practice of just sitting, says Lewis Richmond, doesn’t help us to reach our destination. It allows us to stop having one. But how do you “go” nowhere?
A talk by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on enlightenment.
If you want to connect with the open, spacious quality of mind, says Willa Blythe Baker, at some point you have to stop trying to meditate.
Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller explains Bodhidharma’s famous practice of wall-gazing.
Lion’s Roar editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod looks at the reasons many Buddhists meditate.
Meditation practice awakens our trust that the wisdom and compassion that we need are already within us.
Guo Gu, a longtime student of the late Master Sheng Yen, presents an experiential look at the Chan practice of silent illumination.
How does meditation work? Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon say it gives your distracted mind a job. With practice, you can learn to be present with whatever arises.