Life is stressful. Although some people claim that contemporary life is especially stressful, I am skeptical whether that is so. Living beings have always had to struggle for food, for shelter, and for safety. They have always had the stress of finding a mate and reproducing. The world is no Garden of Eden.
Tens of times a day, Diana Winston’s two-year-old daughter helps her practice letting go.
When life gets too busy, Kathleen Dean Moore remembers the childhood joy of nature. Stress, she reminds us, is the antonym of gratitude.
Michael Carroll, author of Fearless at Work, gives step-by-step advice on how to deal with a toxic workplace.
Like, say, staring into space. Or counting your breaths. Or living life just as it is. Karen Maezen Miller on the virtues of boredom. The message comes with good intentions, as do most things designed to inspire, so I click on the link in my email and watch the short video. First I see a […]
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind is the seminal work by San Francisco Zen Center founder Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. In this chapter alone he explains: how to practice zazen, the difference between small and big mind, and the true nature of thoughts.
At age seven, Ira Sukrungruang believed that the Buddha was more than a bronze statue. The Buddha was his best friend.
“Literature is my religion,” says Kim Stanley Robinson. “The novel is my way of making sense of things.”
Cary Groner discovered Buddhism in high school and it immediately resonated with him.
David Sipress’ Buddhist cartoon from the September 2012 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine.