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.
Brain-science writer Daniel Goleman describes how we are hard-wired from kindness—and why that impulse is sometimes short-circuited.
Synchronicity, says Rachel Naomi Remen in this holiday teaching, can startle us awake and restore us to ourselves.
You have enlightened nature, says Pema Khandro Rinpoche. If you truly know that, you’ll always be kind to yourself.
Our editor-in-chief, Melvin McLeod, shares why Buddhism is the ultimate self-help, despite one of its central principles — nonself.
A moving account by Susan Moon of her journey back from depression, and how her Buddhist practice both helped and hindered her.
“Lifestyle habits can hopefully be viewed in a more positive context than the nagging “shoulds” that we wrestle with daily.”
From “The Pentacle” to Corpse Pose, yoga teacher Cyndi Lee invites you to open up and watch the movie of your mind.
We have the illusion that multitasking makes us more efficient, but it only makes us unhappy, says Sharon Salzberg.
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.