Matthieu Ricard explains what Buddhist meditation is and why we do it.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer proposes a two-week trial run to get your meditation practice started and looks at how to deal with some of the obstacles you may encounter.
Diana Winston reflects on the intertwining of mindfulness and compassion, as practiced with an open heart.
Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith shed light on a common yet often misunderstood meditative practice, via simple-to-follow instructions.
Gaylon Ferguson explains that through both shamatha and vipashyana meditation we bring our mind back to its original state.
A teaching on Tonglen practice by Pema Chödrön, and how it begins by taking in our own suffering before we can help others.
He tries to picture himself eating his favorite food or snorkeling an unknown sea, but sometimes thoughts of death just keep on coming. Here, in thirteen ways, Ira Sukrungruang unpacks what it means to be dead.
When we practice loving-kindness, says Noah Levine, we change for the better—and so does our world.
It doesn’t matter if we start small; we can find a way to hold the whole world in our heart. Judy Lief on cultivating a love that is unfettered and pure—a love that touches everyone.
Zen teacher Myoan Grace Schireson teaches Zazen, sitting meditation from the Zen tradition, a foundational Buddhist practice.