The enlightenment stories of the ancient masters are confounding to conventional mind. Their truth, says Melissa Myozen Blacker, is revealed only when our whole being becomes the koan.
As a child, Howard Axelrod dreamed of a festival that everyone in the world attended. Now he realizes that it’s been happening all along.
We don’t meditate to become better people or have special experiences, says Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Meditation is simply the way we relate to our already existing enlightened state.
Emily Horn on how to discover the peace and awakening in every moment.
We visualize deities to connect with their enlightened energy. Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo teach us how to visualize Avalokiteshvara.
Our natural mind is clear, simple, and ordinary. The practice of Zen meditation, says Susan Murphy, is simply to abandon anything extra. Then the ordinary reveals its magic.
Death can come at any time, so the Buddha warned us to get ready now. Knowing that helped Buddhist teacher Allan Lokos after a terrible plane crash.
With every step, says Brother Phap Hai, you can touch the Earth and the wonder of life.
I recently turned 50. Happy birthday to me! It’s an annoying age: you’re not old enough to be considered wise but you are old enough to be considered old.
The pond in her garden isn’t like those decorating fancy homes and magazine covers. In time, however, Karen Maezen Miller discovers the right view of her muddy water: they’re not always pretty, but they are beautiful.