Her masterpiece The Year of Magical Thinking is a meditation on the human mind both pointed and profound. David Swick profiles Joan Didion, a great American journalist observing her own mind and experience.
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.
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.
Bodhichitta, the seed of enlightenment, grows where it’s cultivated. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche explains six traditional contemplations for developing awakened heart.
Book reviews from January 2007.
2007 January Movies That Matter, by Angela Pressburger