It goes a lot deeper than how many times a day you check your phone. According to Buddhist teacher Judy Lief, distraction is the very foundation of ego.
Oak and maple, palm and pine—trees are our closest neighbors and most patient teachers. Henry Shukman on the common roots of people and trees.
We have the illusion that multitasking makes us more efficient, but it only makes us unhappy, says Sharon Salzberg.
Pat Enkyo O’Hara on an Anonymous Poem by a Sung Dynasty Nun.
Twin Peaks’s quirky-cool special agent famously upended the idea of the TV G-man. Rod Meade Sperry looks at one of pop culture’s most endearing, enduring dharma friends.
Sometimes after a phone call, nothing is ever the same. But if you let it, says Douglas Penick, the bad news can come to feel a little like falling in love.
It took an illness of the brain for Meg Hutchinson to discover the inherent sanity of her own mind. Her breakdown was actually a breakthrough.
In the Metta Sutta, the Buddha teaches his monks how to live a moral and upright life, with metta at its center.
A mysterious beast captures your attention. Is it distracting you or calling you? It can be hard to tell, says Zen teacher John Tarrant, what’s distraction and what could have real meaning for your life. Either way, there’s no going back.
The famed writer talks abou a failure of kindness and a convocation speech that went viral.