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.
Joan Sutherland reviews two books that explore female figures in Buddhism, and the modern role of women in cultural Buddhist practice.
Does meditation work? The first place to look is our own lives. Margot Sammurtok talks to four people who say it’s made all the difference.
Ted Kooser analyzes Connie Wanek’s poem: “A Sighting”.
Milarepa describes the happy life of the wandering yogi. Translated by Jim Scott, under the direction of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.
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.