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.”
“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.”
“In that moment, I discovered a love for her that had nothing to do with my own preconceptions.”
As our world grows more chaotic and unpredictable, says Margaret Wheatley, we’re asking questions that can only be answered by spiritual traditions.