Author Natalie Goldberg discusses Zen and the writer’s practice.
Zen teacher Edward Espe Brown with yoga teacher Patricia Sullivan on combining Buddhist practice and yoga.
We asked four teachers — all of whom practice both yoga and Buddhism — how the two can work together.
Does spiritual practice mean we can never get angry? No, says Sylvia Boorstein, it’s all how you work with it.
“The life force called windhorse is the unlimited energy of basic goodness, buddhanature, inherent wakefulness. We connect with it through meditation practice.”
From his warm and easy manner, it’s hard to imagine that Gehlek Rinpoche spent years wrestling with temptations and doubt – or that he’s an incarnate lama.
Fred Kofman, a leading organizational theorist, argues that the essential spirit of business is not greed and self-advancement but compassion, even love.
“The straight and narrow path will allow us to put food on the table,” says Barry Boyce. “But to frolic and to detour is no offense. It is a requirement.”
Chris Stewart-Patterson, M.D., on some guidelines on thinking critically about treatments and their efficacy.
“Yoga practice is not necessarily relaxing; it trains us to be centered, awake, confident and flexible within effortful situations.”