Making friends with yourself is the ground, path, and fruition of Buddhist meditation, says Judy Lief. It starts by dropping your mask and looking at the real you with honesty and love.
Who am I, really? Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara shares three teachings that have given her solace and strength as she’s asked that question.
Do we ever know how things will turn out? Donnell King, whose daughter suffers from a rare, debilitating disorder, has learned not to look for certainty.
Emotional health means accepting the full range of human emotions, both the painful and the positive.
Instead of trying to promote or defend ourselves, we can base our lives on something more powerful and trustworthy—our basic goodness.
Beat hero, steward of the earth, Zen Buddhist—in his mid-eighties, poet Gary Snyder looks back on an honorable life at the leading edge.
When we bow to another person, says Brother Phap Hai, we honor both their goodness and our own.
A three-step contemplation to give yourself the compassion you need (and deserve).
These five reminders about the reality of impermanence and karma are attributed to the Buddha himself, as taught in the “Upajjhatthana Sutta.”
Essential books, audio, websites, and videos to help develop self-compassion.