Buddhism

About 20 years ago, a close friend and I drove to southern Virginia to attend a retreat led by Vietnamese Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. At the closing ceremony, he asked us to choose a partner—I turned to face my friend—and bow to each other. He...

For the first 10 years of my work as a psychiatrist, I did not think much about trauma. I was in my 30s, and many of the people I worked with were not much older than I was.

In the first flush of my marriage, most of my efforts were...

Many people turn to a spiritual path because they think it will make their pain go away. But as Andrew Holecek explains, true spirituality is not about making you feel good...

Most of us fear love as much as we want it, sometimes less, sometimes more. We fear both the receiving and giving of full-on love. The engaged focus on us from loving eyes can feel invasive. Those who want our love can seem to be asking too much...

Is it possible to live a life of engaged lovingkindness or to really love everyone? David Richo, a teacher and a psychotherapist known for...

What do you do when faced with great difficulties and challenges? Zen teacher John Tarrant, Roshi...

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...

Your throat is contracting, your fists are clenching—but don’t deny your anger, says Polly Young-Eisendrath. Instead, learn to mine it for new ways to work with...

Pages

Subscribe to Buddhism