The poet W.S. Merwin died on March 15, age 91. In this essay, published in Lion’s Roar magazine in 2011, Susan Dunlap contemplates Merwin’s poem “Vixen.”
Sad, angry, lonely—Daniel Asa Rose and his sons are reeling from the recent family breakup. In a closed bowling alley on Christmas Eve, they open their hearts.
Ram Dass, born Richard Alpert, helped to shape a whole generation.
Not knowing the future helps Pico Iyer keep his hyperactive mind at bay. Then, whether it snows tomorrow or dawns radiant, every moment is a happy surprise.
How are real people are integrating mindfulness into their lives? Read four inspiring stories from our January 2011 issue.
A sampling of current research on the benefits of mindfulness for body and mind.
There is a sacred dimension to growing old. In the face of aging and dying, we can call upon practice to sustain and inspire us.
The first realization on the Buddhist path is our own emptiness—we look at the self and find nothing permanent. The next step is the egolessness of other, says Sakyong Mipham, and the way we discover it, interestingly, is through love and compassion.
Norman Fischer reviews the Fortieth Anniversary editions of two modern classics: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind and Meditation in Action.
Who is more radical than the Buddha, who overthrows all the conventional ways we see ourselves and our world?