Peace comes when our hearts are open like the sky,
vast as the ocean.
Author, Buddhist practitioner and one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West.
Photo: Donna Wan
In popular Western culture we are taught that the way to achieve happiness is to change our external environment to fit our wishes. But this strategy doesn’t work. In every life, pleasure and pain, gain and loss, praise and blame keep showing up, no matter how hard we...
Every morning I awaken torn between the desire to save the world and the inclination to savor it.— E.B. White Spiritual life may initially be focused on self-transformation, but as mindfulness and compassion grow we naturally become attentive to the values of the...
As children, many of us were taught courage in the form of the warrior or the explorer, bravely facing danger. In the Buddhist understanding, however, great courage is not demonstrated by aggression or ambition. Aggression and ambition are more often expressions of...
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Author, meditator, father, visionary and key teachers to introduce mindfulness and vipassana meditation to the West.