We view our desire to get rid of disease as a desire to avoid death. But it is often just the opposite: it is an attempt to avoid life.
The Buddha called recollection “the only way.” Quite simply, recollection is remembering to establish the attention with full awareness on the present.
On the Dalai Lama’s 82nd birthday, we look back at a conversation we had with him two decades ago.
Dainin Katagiri Roshi teaches on the Buddhist concept of emptiness.
Remarks by Gary Snyder on Buddhism, Ecology & the Poetics of Homelessness.
Through meditation practice, we can appreciate how well our body works. We notice our body and actions have an innate elegance, dignity, and uprightness. This is the experience of basic healthiness. We can maintain our dignity in both illness and health.
John Stevens looks at the importance of sticking to one’s path, be it Buddhism or Aikido.
Spalding Gray recounts an episode in his life, in which he goes to a Native American Sweat Lodge.