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.
Twin Peaks’s quirky-cool special agent famously upended the idea of the TV G-man. Now he’s back in a deluxe new Blu-ray set. Rod Meade Sperry looks at one of pop culture’s most endearing, enduring dharma friends.
We have the illusion that multitasking makes us more efficient, but it only makes us unhappy, says Sharon Salzberg.
In the Metta Sutta, the Buddha teaches his monks how to live a moral and upright life, with metta at its center.
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.
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.
When we think of the Man of Steel, all sorts of powers come to mind: flight, heat vision, near-complete invulnerability. But we often overlook his greatest power: selflessness.
Freerunning, or parkour, isn’t merely a daredevil’s game. It’s a way to reappropriate our urban spaces as training grounds for body and mind. Vincent Thibault on how running, jumping, and climbing can beautify our cities—and our lives. With photos by Andy Day.
Brief summaries of Buddhist books from the May 2014 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine.