A reader asks why Buddhists bow down and make offerings to statues of the Buddha.
The strength of mind that comes from meditation, says Norman Fischer, can help us end the denial that keeps a world of problems spinning.
A talk by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on enlightenment.
If you want to connect with the open, spacious quality of mind, says Lama Willa Miller, at some point you have to stop trying to meditate.
On the Buddhist path, our intention deepens into commitment and then into vow. At that point, our intentions and our life become one.
According to the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, spirituality means relating with the working basis of one’s existence, which is one’s state of mind.
We don’t meditate to become better people or have special experiences, says Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Meditation is simply the way we relate to our already existing enlightened state.
As a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, Joseph Goldstein is one of the best-known teachers of Vipassana meditation in the United States.
The idea of spiritual progress is pretty suspect. After all, isn’t it a journey without goal? But there are some ways we can tell if practice is working.
In this fun and personal video for Mass Appeal, the artist Mike Giant talks about meditation’s appeal and leads a simple Vipassana meditation.