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.
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.
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.
It’s such a simple practice, but it can transform your life. The great meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches five mindfulness exercises to help you live with happiness and joy.
The way to really rest our busy minds in meditation is to let go of all thoughts about our thoughts. The more we do this, the more we discover our “enlightened potential.”
Matthieu Ricard explains what Buddhist meditation is and why we do it.