It’s when we lose the illusion of control—a “bardo” state where we are most vulnerable and exposed—that we can discover the creative potential of our lives.
Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy.
If you’re jealous or angry or lonely, says Pema Chödrön, don’t run from the feeling.
Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon say meditation works by giving your distracted mind a job. With practice, you can learn to be present with whatever arises.
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche offers a fresh teaching on “phowa” practice and how navigating the various transitions in our lives, including the very small ones, lays a foundation for navigating the much bigger ones when they come.
Although enlightenment can seem like an unreachable goal, says Judy Lief, we’re actually having glimpses of awakening all the time.
Out of the primordial desire to exist, everything comes into being. This sacred force, says Anam Thubten, is different from clinging, which is the source of our suffering.
The simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us better people.
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.
In this teaching, Thubten Chodron comments on a prayer to the buddha Tara to protect us from the eight dangers.