Whether you’re waiting tables or washing laundry, meditating or making art, the key, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara teaches, is always to savor the task at hand.
Like the monk who strived so hard he couldn’t see the goddess right behind him, if we push too hard for results we miss what is most intimate. When we and our work are one, says Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, even the most mundane of life’s activities are profound and beautiful.
Everyone, it seemed, liked to tell Lisa Carver what she couldn’t do: it wasn’t proper, it wasn’t art, it wasn’t done. But Zen koans and Yoko Ono—now eighty—turned all that upside down.
They’re two of the most fearless women we know. Prepare to be challenged by their dialogue on “Beyond the Body” held at The New School in New York City.
In war-torn Congo, Eve Ensler learns what love can really do.
At her grandfather’s grave, Rachel Neumann’s anger erupted, but who was there to yell at in those long-buried remains?
Decades later, Judy Panko Reis sees that out of even the darkest violence a new life of service and transformation can emerge.
When we honor life but don’t make it a big deal, we become more joyous. The fancy name for that, says Pema Chödrön, is enlightenment.
Sam Harris thinks honesty is the best policy. Karen Maezen Miller argues for a more nuanced understanding of right speech.
The Reciprocity Foundation’s Taz Tagore on taking kids from the streets to a new life. It starts inside.