Original sin vs. original goodness: Mahayana Buddhism offers a more hopeful view of human nature. Zen teacher Melissa Myozen Blacker reveals how nondual practice frees us from our temporary obscurations and reveals our true, awakened nature.
Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi on how to find space and relief when painful emotions are present.
The enlightenment stories of the ancient masters are confounding to conventional mind. Their truth, says Melissa Myozen Blacker, is revealed only when our whole being becomes the koan.
Melissa Myozen Blacker proposes that awakening isn’t that complicated. It’s when we encounter something just as it is, without preconception.
Intentionally or not, lots of movies do a great job of illuminating Buddhist ideas, giving us an entertaining way to contemplate the dharma.
“Inside Out” will delight children and help them appreciate their emotions. Melissa Myozen Blacker offers tips for watching it together.
The Shambhala Sun Foundation invites you to its first-ever community retreat, featuring Sylvia Boorstein, Melissa Myozen Blacker, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche.
Four leading thinkers address Buddhists’ questions about secular mindfulness: Where are the ethics? Does it go deep enough? Will it help or hurt Buddhism?
Andrew Merz profiles Boundless Way, a hybrid Zen school led by four teachers trained in different lineages.