It takes intensive meditation practice to wear away your habitual patterns and discover the enlightened nature underneath, says Barbara Rhodes.
In the third issue in our 40th anniversary series, Melvin McLeod looks at how Western Buddhists can deepen their practice and study of Buddhism.
Andrew Holecek offers some practical advice for anyone considering a long-term retreat.
Many practitioners can’t afford to go on retreats. Pamela Ayo Yetunde says it’s time we start thinking about how to make the practice less exclusive.
Is Buddhism a transcendent path to enlightenment or a practical aid to everyday life? The Way cannot be divided like that, Joan Sutherland tells us. LIke the water system of the high desert, it flows in every direction and is found wherever we decide to tap into it.
This collection of retreat advice and personal stories will help you prepare and be realistic about what to expect on a Buddhist retreat.
It takes courage to undertake a retreat, says Andrew Holecek. But in that container, we find freedom.
Karen Maezen Miller with tips on preparing for a retreat.
A teaching on fear and street retreats by Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara.
Bernie Glassman explains how the three tenets of the Zen Peacemakers work to turn confusion into skillful action.