Entries tagged with “Buddhism”

“How Can I Love You Better?”

An Ode to Thich Nhat Hanh

“Through Relationship”

Celebrated writer Ruth Ozeki’s latest novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, continues her tradition of “enacting the Zen teachings in the world.”

10 Ways to Practice Mindful Grieving

In dealing with a loss, your actions and words, thoughts, breath, diet, and more can all be tailored to a more mindful form of grieving.

12 Misperceptions About Buddhism

Although Western interest in Buddhism has clearly grown in recent decades, with a special interest in practices such as meditation and mindfulness, some people may still dismiss it as either an ancient Asian religion involving arcane rituals or a fad of rock stars and Hollywood actors.

6 Tools for More Freedom—the Buddhist Way

Discover ways to feel more free through Buddhist practices. “We all want freedom but we are not always so sure about what it is or how to attain it.”

6 Ways to Give Like a Buddhist

Whether it’s your time, talent, joy, or other offerings, giving like a Buddhist is about expressing kindness and compassion.

6 Ways to Practice Mudita: Buddhism’s Sympathetic Joy

Mudita is a sympathetic joy for joy: spontaneously and sincerely feeling happy for another’s good fortune.

7 Habits of People Who Awaken

Protestant minister—and Buddhist meditation teacher—Victor M. Parachin identifies the habits that can lead to wisdom.

7 Spiritual Lessons from a Thief

Grow spiritually ... with inspiration from a thief? Read on.

A Garden for Enlightenment

The art of “synchronizing yourself to the natural flow of the energy that surrounds you”

A Purr for Help: How A Rescued Cat Opened My Heart

Nearly broke and pessimistic about the world, journalist Jane Ganahl heart and mind were opened by one abandoned cat.

A Zen Master's Guide to the Bible

A short introduction to the world’s first Buddhist Bible study group.

All Kinds of Attachments

We had a small group in our local sangha for our discussion last time, but a larger one when it was time for meditation, with a light and dry snow drifting down outside, which is w…

Angry Meditators

Approaching anger with curiosity and compassion can allow for a powerful purification process.

Are There Rules for Meditation?

Commit and enjoy, but resist dwelling or patting yourself on the back. And don’t guru-hop.

At the Heart of Happiness

An excerpt from The Dalai Lama’s Big Book of Happiness

Awakening to the Kalachakra

How easy it is to completely miss the inner wisdom of our ancient wisdom traditions.

Being Human with Roshi Joan Halifax

Rabbi Rami chats with Roshi Joan Halifax about her spiritual roots and connecting to each other's humanity.

Beyond

Buddhist and Christian PrayersTina Turner, Dechen Shak-Dagsay and Regula CurtiThe hauntingly beautiful opening “Alleluia” gives way to a Buddhist chant, then blends the spirit of t…

Book Review: A Fearless Heart

A Fearless HeartHow the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our LivesBy Thupten Jinpa, PhDHUDSON STREET PRESSCharles Darwin’s ideas have often been used to portray human…