The true Buddha isn’t limited to the body or mind of a particular person who lived long ago. He is present today, says Jack Kornfield, in teachers pointing the way to a timeless freedom.
Whether we’re in a pristine rainforest or our own backyard, says Mark Coleman, nature is always available to deepen our mindfulness.
It was a 14-billion year journey from simple hydrogen to Mahatma Gandhi. David Loy asks: Is evolution the universe waking up to itself?
The location of the gate — the forms of meditation — is fixed and known, but what will happen there can never be known ahead of time. Joan Sutherland on the place where form and formlessness meet.
“No, Mama, no! I going draw on the couch!” When “Burmese Lessons” author Karen Connelly loses her cool in a battle of wills with her three-year-old, she learns valuable lessons about mindful parenting.
Jack Kornfield’s brilliant synthesis of deep Buddhist practice and modern psychological insight has made him one of the most influential spiritual teachers of our time.
Brief summaries of Buddhist books from November 2010.
John Tarrant, Roshi, remembers a giant of Zen in the West and pioneer of Buddhist activism.
Andrea Miller’s editorial from the November 2010 issue of the Shambhala Sun.
Barry Boyce profiles Jesse Jacobs, whose tea lounges in San Francisco try to help customers disconnect from online stress.