Ram Dass led the baby boomers to psychedelic drugs, Eastern spirituality and social activism. Now he leads the graying boomers toward aging and sickness.
Even while we suffer, says Darlene Cohen, we can experience joy in life by opening up fully to our experience, not closing down.
Natalie Goldberg remembers down-home days bringing Zen to the Plains.
Homesickness is a rich and genuine thing, because it reflects the truth that whatever we admire is decaying and slipping away, even as we admire it.