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.
Scientists study phenomena. Meditators study experience. The two meet in a series of dialogues called Mind and Life, Jill Suttie reports.