Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein on 5 styles of habitual reaction—and how to find freedom from yours.
Shine the warm light of awareness on your thoughts and feelings, says Thich Nhat Hanh.
Christian McEwen’s Slow Cleaning isn’t just long-drawn-out old-fashioned housekeeping. It’s a chance to bring attention to what we have and decide what to let go.
Sylvia Boorstein arrives at the airport to find her flight is delayed. What better place to work with one’s mind?
Dan Harris gets the inside story on mindfulness and compassion from Buddhist teachers Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Mark Epstein.
According to Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, to be enlightened is to be free of obsessions. Given that I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, I usually feel very far from that ideal.
In nature we see Buddhist truths unfold, while in Buddhism we find ways to heal the natural world. Jessica Morey on Minding the Earth, Mending the World.
For Christmas a few years ago, my partner, Teja, gave me a round yoga mat about six feet in diameter. When I spread it out and began to practice—by the twinkle of the Christmas tree lights—I was amazed at the way my asanas transformed.
A roundup of reviews including Sam Harris’s Waking Up, Thich Nhat Hanh’s How to Eat and Karen Speerstra and Herbet Anderson’s The Divine Art of Dying.
The November issue of the Shambhala Sun is hitting newsstands now. So what’s inside? “Get off the wheel of Habit,” “You Can’t Fail at Meditation,” and more.