“The self doubt is crippling.” (photo: Meredith Farmer/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
The Pushcart-nominated poet Yahia Lababidi wrote us this lovely note: “I’m a big admirer of your noble mandate and the fine work that you do. Kindly find two poems below from my new collection: Fever Dreams.”
Here’s the first of those two poems from the Egyptian writer, “Learning to Pray” — a lovely meditation on living life charitably and with intention:
A humorous view of the teaching moment that can happen in your car, and how GPS can illustrate Buddhist principles.
An enlivening conversation with neuroscientist Richard Davidson leaves Krista pondering how science might enrich other aspects of our daily lives: parenting, therapy, education, mental disorders. What can you imagine?
A Q+A with Phie Ambo on meditation, contemplative neuroscience, and what she learned while making the documentary Free the Mind on neuroscientist Richard Davidson.
Highlights of live tweets from Krista's interview with Richard Davidson.
I picked up Sylvia Boorstein's lovely book That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhistyears ago and loved it. Then, three years ago, I found myself on a panel discussion with her and loved her in person.
Somewhat unexpectedly, the Buddhist teacher offered to lead this meditation for 350 folks during our live event. The result? A magical experience. Try it for yourself and let us know if it translates for you.
A special moment prior to the interview captured.
Even novice meditators are able to curb their pain after a few training sessions in mindfulness meditation.
by Jill Schneiderman, guest contributor
Members of the audience were asked to write questions for her on index cards. Here's a glimpse at what was on their minds.
One of the pioneering teachers of Buddhist thought and meditation in the U.S. answers our in-house "wannabe" mindfulness practitioner's questions on techniques and focus, and the balance of new technologies with human connection.
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Perhaps your readers will enjoy this graphic meditation on being that was inspired by the book I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Majaraj.
Leland R. Beaumont is an electrical engineer and computer scientist who is constantly curious about how the world works.
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A guest contributor reflects on how being still with life's deaths and resurrections connects her to the universe.
Good gosh this is beautiful. Ganesha and Buddha. Grass and lotus flowers. Mountains and sea.
(Thank you, Stephan Kot!)
This video is a compassion meditation of sorts, featuring the words and voice of one of our most enduring guests, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.
"Creating a photograph is like meditation, full of paradoxes that coexist happily." -a guest post from listener Monica Biswas with one of her lovely photos.