The more we increase our ability to deal with our own difficulties, the more aware we are that we can’t solve the troubles of loved ones.
In the wake of 9/11, Norman Fischer wrote this essay about bearing witness to tragedy. His message remains relevant in all times of trouble.
Harold Ramis created an underground Buddhist classic with Groundhog Day. After a chance meeting, Perry Garfinkel ventures to find out what makes him tick.
In his seminal teaching on the four foundations of mindfulness, the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche explained how to practice mindfulness of mind.
Flesh. Sex. Desire. It’s not the only holy trinity, but it’s my favorite one.
Andrew Schelling calls for baseball’s return to the Zen economy of simple, rough pleasures, to the wabi-sabi spirit of its early years.
The Last Goodnights: Assisting My Parents with Their Suicides (A Memoir) By John West Counterpoint, 2009; 272 pp.; $25.00 (cloth) In The Last Goodnights, John West, at the time a Seattle-based lawyer, recounts how he assisted the suicide of both his parents ten years ago. West’s father, Jolly, was a world-renowned psychiatrist at UCLA, and […]
About a Poem: David Rome analyzes William Stafford’s poem, “Like a Little Stone”.
Brief summaries of Buddhist books from the July 2009 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine.
“We’re at the beginning of the development of a major new academic field”, says Professor Harold Roth about Contemplative Studies.