We believe that growth can be endless, that consumption need have no limits, that meaning is found in things, that aggression brings peace. Margaret Wheatley asks: What happened to our ideals?
Four teachers compare breath practices in yoga and three schools of Buddhism—Theravada, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism.
“There are no human enemies,” says Sylvia Boorstein, “only confused people needing help.”
Author and Zen teacher Ezra Bayda say our Buddhist practice involves cultivating awareness of our addictions to comfort, self-judgement, thoughts, identities, and fears.
“As we learn to abide peacefully,” says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, “we become familiar with a healthy sense of self. Like the Buddha, we become strong, caring, clear-minded individuals in harmony with ourselves and our environment.”
It amazes me when students say their hips are tight as they’re sitting on the floor with their legs spread. Their hips are open, but their minds are closed.
In this second in a 4-part series on the “self” in Buddhism, Dr. Reginald Ray explains that the “self,” though a fiction, is a response to naked fear.
Traveling the breath, Zen priest and yoga teacher Edward Espe Brown has found himself in some unexpected places.
Yoga and meditation are ultimately about turning our eyes away from the airbrushed images of the outside world and looking deep within our own hearts.
Tara Bray sets out to uncover the origin and meaning of savasana – corpse pose – and meditates on her life as a young girl who lost her mother too early.