Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, LionsRoar.com editorial director Rod Meade Sperry reflects on his many years as a beginning meditator.
Floating in a sensory deprivation tank can be a profound meditative experience, says Ryan N. Fitzpatrick. He explains why Buddhists might find this plunge into darkness illuminating.
Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller explain’s Bodhidharma’s famous practice of wall-gazing.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer proposes a two-week trial run to get your meditation practice started and looks at how to deal with some of the obstacles you may encounter.
The practice of mindful walking, says Thich Nhat Hanh, is a profound and pleasurable way to deepen our connection with our body and the earth.
Meditation practice awakens our trust that the wisdom and compassion that we need are already within us.
Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith shed light on a common yet often misunderstood meditative practice, via simple-to-follow instructions.
In a recent study, meditating on emptiness led to a 24 percent decrease in negative emotions.
Network anchor Dan Harris keeps his Buddhism real. His bestselling book and popular app offer down-to-earth wisdom and achievable goals. As Harris tells Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, he wants to help bring meditation from the fringes to the mainstream.
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.