You may fail to change the system, says Courtney E. Martin, but it’s a good failure if you’ve made life a little kinder or more beautiful.
If this century is to be one of peace and caring, says His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we must develop a new ethic of human values that transcends religion.
There was nothing Sandy Boucher could have done to prevent the tragedy. This is a meditation on living with what cannot be undone.
He was a bestselling author and rising star of the Buddhist world, but one day Mingyur Rinpoche just walked out and left it all behind. Andrea Miller reports on a modern lama braving the ancient path of the wandering yogi.
The hard part of lasting happiness, says Mingyur Rinpoche, is getting over our bad habit of seeking happiness in transient experiences.
The Dalai Lama argues that a full study of the mind must include the first person empiricism of the contemplative traditions.
Scientists study phenomena. Meditators study experience. The two meet in a series of dialogues called Mind and Life, Jill Suttie reports.
Leza Lowitz finds in life’s difficulties the greatest gift of all.
A reclusive Zen priest. A beautiful American academic. Illusion falls away and original mind is revealed. A short story by Charles Johnson.
The editorial introduction to the March 2012 issue of the Shambhala Sun by Senior Editor, Barry Boyce.