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.
In Nichiren Shu Buddhism, the gohonzon is a calligraphic scroll that can guide Buddhist practitioners toward enlightenment.
Anita Feng shares how to stop going back and forth between drowsiness and “monkey mind.”
Matthieu Ricard explains what Buddhist meditation is and why we do it.
We all recognize monkey mind—that wild mind going in more than one direction at a time, swinging from one branch of thought to the next. It wants the next banana, the next big thing, the next small thing. It wants to keep moving. Monkey mind likes texting and online gaming. It’s the mind that likes […]
Papañca as defined by Andrew Olendzki, the editor of Insight Journal.