If you use your difficulties to create art, says Ruth Ozeki, it will give them meaning.
Like leaves in the autumn or wood in the fire, all things pass. But, there is a moment in which we can see things as they are.
Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash in conversation with Buddhist teacher Sharon Salzberg at the Rubin Museum about loving yourself, your work, and—yes—even your inner critic.
Modern psychology encourages us to have a healthy sense of self, but Buddhism teaches that the self doesn’t even exist. Barry Magid says there’s no conflict.
There are plenty of Buddhist books with helpful advice about how to help dying people—and how to die yourself.
Claude Anshin Thomas writes of his experiences as a Vietnam War veteran, and his discovery of Buddhism through the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh.
You may fail to change the system, says Courtney E. Martin, but it’s a good failure if you’ve made life a little kinder or more beautiful.
As creator of The “Vagina Monologues,” Eve Ensler changed the way the world regards women’s bodies. Lindsay Kyte tells her story.
The teachers are asked how a meditator deals with episodes of depression.
In Japan, Jizo Bodhisattva is the “guardian of children who have died.” Zen priest and grief counselor Dojin Sarah Emerson recalls how the Jizo Ceremony helped after the death of her daughter.