Wabi sabi — a philosophy with roots in Zen tea ceremonies — posits that beauty lies in what is flawed.
For positive change to take place in this world, our spiritual practice has to be more than getting our ass on the meditation cushion for part of each day.
The mind that is calm, joyful, and deeply loving, says Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, is the foundation of true health and healing.
The best way to help your children and family, says Karen Miller, is to follow the way of the monastics, and leave your egocentric home.
For times troubled with everything from Wall Street to very inconvenient truths, Alice Walker gives us her recipe for finding equanimity.
Norman Fischer sees the many ways the dharma is being applied in helping others and helping ourselves as Buddhism’s greatest gift to our time.
In difficult times it takes effort to stay grounded in the present, but it is only there that we will find a place unclouded by hope and fear.
We are always meditating, constantly placing our minds on an object and becoming familiar with it. But are we getting too comfortable?
Review of “True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art” by Chögyam Trungpa and “Drawing is Thinking” by Milton Glaser Overlook.
Brief summaries of Buddhist books from the March 2009 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine.