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.
Five Buddhist teachers share practices to clear away the poisons that cause suffering and obscure your natural enlightenment.
In the second of a three-part series of conversations, Lion’s Roar Associate Editor Pamela Ayo Yetunde talks to Sister Clear Grace about the practice of “laying it down,” and the Traveling Nunk’s continued journey. In the introduction to the first conversation, I wondered whether Sister Clear Grace would find sustaining generosity for this mission from […]
Pot use is having its moment, finding new acceptance across America. So why, after a long love affair with weed, has this Buddhist kicked it to the curb?
Doshin Nathan Woods considers what it means to stand arm in arm as part of our Buddhist practice.
Noah Levine uses Buddhist principles and meditation practices to help people take refuge from the terrible suffering of substance abuse.
A reflection on a recent gathering of Buddhist monks from various traditions, and their discussions of Vinyana, by Bhiksuni Thubten Chodron.
The Upper Middle Way: Have North American Buddhists renounced renunciation?