Shambhala Sun

Koans represent the sayings and doings of Zen masters and their friends and students, as collected many centuries ago. Koan (Japanese) literally means "public case" (as in a legal precedent), and these ancient cases continue to have...

The ultimate habitual pattern is samsara itself—the wheel of habitual cyclic existence that causes all your suffering. The karma that drives the wheel—the three poisons of attachment, aggression, and ignorance—are actually deep-seated habits of...

Life is a long walk through varied terrain, says Joan Sutherland. If we can trust what appears before us, rather than impose our map on it, we can embrace change more easily.

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