I’ve been a Zen practitioner for thirty years. Ten years ago I was in a deep depression. If I sat down to meditate, demons would torment me.
While tension and imbalance manifest as discursiveness, a truly balanced body generates an ease and relaxation that naturally supports the awakened mind.
A moving account by Susan Moon of her journey back from depression, and how her Buddhist practice both helped and hindered her.
The yoga teacher’s instruction was not to think of anything, but what do you do when pushing thoughts away just makes them get bigger?
After 13 years as a Buddhist nun, Sister Dang Nghiem looks back on her medical career and realizes monastic practice and medicine aren’t that different.
Many years after his first psychotic break, Chris Cole learned that recovery meant understanding his bipolar disorder through both medicine and spiritually.
With Brooklyn Zen’s 12-Step Sangha, Luke Holland, brings together people with addictions of all kinds, to find support in Buddhism and the 12 steps.
“States of Grace” is a documentary about, Grace Dammann — a doctor, mother, and Buddhist — and the accident that changed her life.
Josh Korda asks: why would someone who exercises choose not to meditate? Good question!
When a friend is dealt a heavy emotional blow, Pico Iyer suggests to her that silence and stillness might be the best medicine.