When we place offerings on the altar for teachers long past, do we understand what we are doing, or why? Zenju Earthlyn Manuel looks into the depths of that encounter between past and present.
Who says you always have to sit in silence? Ryan Winger explains how you can bring the mind of meditation to the music you love — with friends.
Anushka Fernandopulle, Ven. Thubten Chodron, and Kaira Jewel Lingo discuss the real meaning of “happiness” in Buddhism.
As our world consistently changes, Rebecca Li explains how we can feel true freedom when we learn to live every moment as a new experience.
Shenpa is the urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down. We get hooked in that moment of tightening when we reach for relief. To get unhooked we begin by recognizing that moment of unease and learn to relax in that moment.
To be without a reference point is the ultimate loneliness. It is also called enlightenment.
10 Buddhist books everyone should have, as selected by the editors of Lion’s Roar.
It’s a three-week “practice period” at the Zen Center. Sure, it sounds tough — but in the end, it’s all love.
There are plenty of Buddhist books with helpful advice about how to help dying people—and how to die yourself.
Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy.