When we are called upon to help in a crisis, says Kaira Jewel Lingo, we must respond. But the way we do is crucial.
Pema Chödrön offers a bodhicitta practice for generating love and compassion for all human beings.
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.
Thich Nhat Hanh says that mindfulness shows us the suffering of life and connects us with compassion.
Melvin Escobar on dealing with the loss of a virtual friend.
A three-step contemplation to give yourself the compassion you need (and deserve).
Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy.
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.
Sharon Salzberg on opening to the truth of suffering, the core of the Buddha’s teaching.
In the Baseball Sutra, recently discovered by scholar Donald Lopez, the Buddha explains why he created a game where suffering and failure are the norm.