To change the world, says Jan Willis, we need hope. And hope grows from nonviolent actions, no matter how small.
Emptiness is not something to be afraid of, says Thich Nhat Hanh. The Heart Sutra teaches us that form may be empty of self but it’s full of everything else.
“The essence of our practice can be described as transforming suffering into happiness,” says Thich Nhat Hanh.
In Japan, wabi sabi is an aethetic principle that sees beauty in imperfection and age. Can Kem McIntosh Lee see the wabi sabi of her own aging body?
If we don’t embrace the often-paradoxical complexity of societal ills, the actions we take to solve them will be merely “Band-Aids.” Kritee on getting to the root of a problem.
“The human heart is basically very compassionate, but without wisdom, compassion will not work. Wisdom is the openness that lets us see what is essential and most effective.”
From being to the nature of time, Dogen explored the big questions. Four experts unpack some of his most influential concepts.
This, says Jan Chozen Bays, is the healing power of practice: we release our fear, transform our unskillfulness, and discover our kindest selves.
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.”
It’s less than we think. It’s far more than we know. It’s who we are but it’s not. Contemplate the deeper reality of the body.