20 Zen Quotes to Help You Feel More Peaceful

The philosophy of Zen Buddhism is that messages can be transmitted easily to people on the path to spiritual awakening. It doesn’t matter which...

Discover the Joy of Doing Nothing

Zen teacher Pat Enkyo O’Hara teaches us the practice of Shikantaza. Doing nothing but sitting and breathing, we rest in flowing awareness beyond the...

5 Different Forms of Spiritual Ascension: Which Have You Experienced?

For the first time in history, we have access to a mammoth and unprecedented amount of information. While this freedom to learn brings countless opportunities...

Family Karma — What Is It And How To Decode Yours?

Karma seems to be another trending word these days. While we all carry our personal Karma, we are also part of our Family Karma....

Your Favorite Meditation of the Year

Tonglen meditation, or “sending and taking,” is an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion. With each in-breath, we take in others’ pain. With each...

The Ultimate Healing

The Buddha’s analysis of how to free ourselves from suffering is profound, universal, and eternal, says Melvin McLeod. The post The Ultimate Healing appeared first...

When Spirituality and Diet Culture Collide

In this commentary from non-diet dietician Jenna Hollenstein, she shares why we need to stop battling our basic biology as a means to overcome...

Visualization Meditation: Types, Techniques and Tips

What do you see when you meditate? Perhaps your answer is a resounding “nothing!”–and this is perfectly okay. However, even though a state of...

7 Ways Past Life Karma Affects You (And How to Heal...

In religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism, the concept of karma comes up quite frequently. They believe that our past actions influence situations in...

The Uneasy Dialogue between Buddhism and Feminism

Jue Liang reviews Buddhist Feminisms and Femininities, edited by Karma Lekshe Tsomo. “Spy Story,” 2015 by Michela Martello. One summer night in 2018, I found myself...