It goes a lot deeper than how many times a day you check your phone. According to Buddhist teacher Judy Lief, distraction is the very foundation of ego.
When we’re bored, we’re uncomfortable with our basic state of being. That’s kind of scary, says Josh Korda. He dares us to look directly into our boredom.
Constance Kassor explains why patience isn’t a passive tolerance of harm. Instead, patience requires a recognition of the deep interconnectedness of the world and an active engagement with it.
We can suppress anger and aggression or act it out, either way making things worse for ourselves and others. Or we can practice patience.
You might be comfortable sitting on the cushion for twenty minutes. But what if the session didn’t end? The Lighthouse, starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe, offers a metaphor for the mind of the anxious meditator.
How can we be sure we’re following the path of meditation genuinely? Carolyn Rose Gimian has tips for keeping it real.
Like, say, staring into space. Or counting your breaths. Or living life just as it is. Karen Maezen Miller on the virtues of boredom. The message comes with good intentions, as do most things designed to inspire, so I click on the link in my email and watch the short video. First I see a […]
The bodhisattva’s commitment to the benefit of others manifests in the practice of the six perfections, the 17th Karmapa explains.
Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche looks at the late Chögyam Trungpa’s unique and uncompromsing presentation of Buddhism’s basic principles.
“Clock time has to do with where we are not. Timing has to do with being where we are, paying attention to what is appropriate to the moment at hand.”