It's a lesson we all can appreciate: Smile—because the world mirrors your heart. Qigong master Robert Peng began his qigong apprenticeship with the legendary monk Xiao Yao when he was a boy. Today he uses his extraordinary powers to heal and inspire. Here, he explains what is at the heart of one of his favorite practices—the Lotus Meditation>.
What do you do when faced with great difficulties and challenges? Zen teacher John Tarrant, Roshi, PhD, offers these seven guidelines for taking advantage of difficulties and surprises in life, and making the most of them.
Zen Student: “When times of great difficulty visit us, how should we greet them?”
Peter Wayne, author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi, created Hand Tai Chi to help people relieve the pain of arthritis and repetitive-stress injury. The added benefit? With practice, you’ll also experience the core principles of tai chi.
As Eric Francis explains, spring is a perfect time of the year for a series of eclipses, as the energy is already rising up out of the ground. A time of idealism and optimism, it’s also a time to look where you want to be, to project your life in that direction, and make the most of it.
If you feel heartbroken or disconnected from yourself, how do you find your way back to wholeness? First, you must learn to become still. How do you do that? As Tracee Stanley explains, you make the decision now to take your seat, close your eyes, be with yourself, and breathe. Once the door of healing has been opened, the restorative light comes in naturally.
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Throughout your own life, you may have asked: What is suffering? Zen teacher John Tarrant provides a straightforward perspective and offers 10 simple principles to help you navigate your way back out if you find yourself within the dark dungeon of suffering.
The whole of the ancient, master teachings on suffering come down to this: Suffering is the notion “This isn’t it.” Freedom, waking up, and fearlessness come down to the simplicity of: “Wait a minute, what if this is it?”