The three poisons are the energy of ego’s three basic attitudes—for me, against me, and don’t care.
Thich Nhat Hanh says that mindfulness shows us the suffering of life and connects us with compassion.
Thich Nhat Hanh answers a retreatant’s question on what to do in the face of suffering. “Anything you do for yourself, you do for the world.”
A three-step contemplation to give yourself the compassion you need (and deserve).
For December, Lion’s Roar features teachings on a powerful practice: compassion. Here, Gina Sharpe offers a short introduction to generosity, explaining how it can be the beginning of the end of suffering.
When we practice mindfulness in our daily lives, says Thich Nhat Hanh, we open to the wonders of life and allow the world to heal and nourish us.
The Buddha knew that illness is a natural part of human life. Toni Bernhard shares how the first noble truth has helped her gracefully accept being chronically ill.
By accepting our emotions and not reacting, says Lama Justin von Bujdoss, we can learn to effectively serve others.
Caring for people who are suffering is a loving, even heroic calling, but it takes a toll. Roshi Joan Halifax teaches this five-step program to care for yourself while caring for others.
These four truths are called noble because they liberate us from suffering. They are the Buddha’s basic teaching, encapsulating the entire Buddhist path.