Read David Swick’s classic Lion’s Roar profile of Joan Didion, who died December 23 at age 87.
It’s not the clothes you wear, the ceremonies you perform, or the meditation you do. It’s not what you eat, how much you drink, or who you have sex with.
Teaching young people about compassion is one of the most important things we can do for them, says the Dalai Lama, and for the future of humanity.
Teaching young people about compassion is one of the most important things we can do for them, says the Dalai Lama, and for the future of humanity. Melvin McLeod reports from Vancouver, where His Holiness talked with students and education experts about schooling for the heart as well as for the mind.
Pico Iyer considers Leonard Cohen—the ladies’ man, the balladeer, the Zen poet, and the essence of cool with a new love giving voice to his songs of parting and old age.
The Visionary State: A Journey Through California’s Spiritual Landscape by Erik Davis and Michael Rauner Chronicle Books, 2006; 272 pp.; $40 (cloth) As a 55-year-old priest visiting from Japan, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi was inspired to stay and teach in the United States by an eagerness in his California students that he called shoshin, or “beginner’s […]
Through the practice of compassion meditation, Rosalind Harris transforms her grief into solidarity and friendship with all young African-Americans.
Barry Boyce talks to teachers about how contemplative practice can transform the meaning of education.
A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar, by Thinley Norbu. Reviewed by Steven Goodman.
Are we just too dumb to be happy? Psychologist Daniel Gilbert reveals some of the common mental mistakes that defeat our search for happiness.