When the Buddha attained enlightenment, he touched the earth. If he touched it now, it would cry out in pain.
Yoga is not the only form of moving meditation. A look at some other traditions that join body and mind in transcendent movement.
A complete spiritual practice—or even just a healthy, satisfying life—requires working with both mind and body.
If “What about me?” is the thought that rules our day, says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, then we are setting ourselves up for a life of fearfulness and struggle. Real happiness comes freom putting others first.
March Book Reviews.
HIMALAYA: Personal Stories of Grandeur, Challenge, and Hope. Edited by Richard C. Blum, Erica Stone, and Broughton Coburn.
ECHOING SILENCE: Thomas Merton on the Vocation of Writing. By Thomas Merton, edited by Robert Inchausti.
Three well-known teachers and practitioners of yoga and Buddhist meditation discusses the benefits and pitfalls of bringing both to your mat.
For all their material success, says Pico Iyer, many Japanese feel alienated and spiritually starved. They responded hungrily to the Dalai Lama’s teachings on his recent tour of Japan.
Natalie Goldberg recalls a time when the bottom fell out of her life, when her place, purpose, and even her Zen practice seemed groundless. Was that a problem or the very point?