As his brother’s mind deteriorates, Cary Groner grapples with troubling questions about the ephemerality of the self.
Like leaves in the autumn or wood in the fire, all things pass. But, there is a moment in which we can see things as they are.
When Grace Schireson gets it all wrong with her socks, she learns what’s more important than the rules.
A young monk in Nepal practiced so many prostrations that he left his handprint pressed into a mat. Vanessa Sasson can’t forget him.
Ephrat Livni reflects on years of spiritual study with the moon as her guide.
Towering stacks of newspapers, a mountain of clippings — James Kullander feels they might contain some fact that would transform his life.
Sometimes we’re committed to our meditation practice and sometimes we drift away. No matter what, Matthew Kohut believes we can always find our way home to the cushion.
Armed with a trash picker and a garbage bag, Lina Blanchet finds an unusual opportunity to discover the sacred nature of life, in all of its guises.
Even if you don’t think much about them, they’re always present. Andrea Miller reexamines something we all might have missed in the meaning of the quiet, watchful deer.
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana tells the story of coming face-to-face with death when his plane’s engine set on fire.