Peace comes when our hearts are open like the sky,
vast as the ocean.

Jack Kornfield

Author, Buddhist practitioner and one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West.

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Gratitude and Wonder

Gratitude and Wonder

  If we cannot be happy in spite of our difficulties, what good is our spiritual practice? —Maha GhosanandaGratitude is a gracious acknowledgment of all that sustains us, a bow to our blessings, great and small. Buddhist monks begin each day with chants of...

Compassion for Imperfection

Compassion for Imperfection

The wise heart brings compassion to imperfection itself. The wise heart is at peace with the way things are. No longer struggling against the world or lost in it, we rest. The holy qualities of understanding, humility, and a patient caring are our gifts. Our body,...

Awaken the One Who Knows

Awaken the One Who Knows

As your spacious heart opens, you can rediscover the vast perspective you’d almost forgotten. A spacious heart reveals the spacious mind. This is the mind that, after you’ve stubbed your toe, hopped around, and howled, finally laughs. The mind that, when you are upset...

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