Guo Gu, a longtime student of the late Master Sheng Yen, presents an experiential look at the Chan practice of silent illumination.
Meditation practice awakens our trust that the wisdom and compassion that we need are already within us.
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.
Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller explain’s Bodhidharma’s famous practice of wall-gazing.
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.
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?
Gaylon Ferguson explains that through both shamatha and vipashyana meditation we bring our mind back to its original state.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Lion’s Roar editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod looks at the reasons many Buddhists meditate.