Caring for people who are suffering is a loving, even heroic calling, but it takes a toll. Roshi Joan Halifax teaches this five-step program to care for yourself while caring for others.
A three-step contemplation to give yourself the compassion you need (and deserve).
When the Buddha attained enlightenment, he touched the earth. If he touched it now, it would cry out in pain.
Peace will only become a reality when world leaders come to negotiations with the ability to hear the suffering at the root of all conflicts.
The practice of love, says bell hooks, is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination.
Now more than ever, says Thich Nhat Hanh, we need a global ethic of compassion, understanding, and peace. Here’s how Buddhism can help.
He was more than just the “civil rights leader” he is remembered as today. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of America’s greatest moral philosophers.
To change the world, says Jan Willis, we need hope. And hope grows from nonviolent actions, no matter how small.
Mushim Patricia Ikeda says it’s not enough to help others. You have to take care of yourself too.
If you find all the bad news overwhelming, Buddhist teacher Judy Lief has some meditations to help you relieve your anxiety.