Rather than signifying a lack or a void, Thich Nhat Hanh took emptiness to be a state of inextricable and fundamental interconnectedness.
According to Buddhist teaching, clinging to views is an empty and futile way of interfacing with the world.
In Hirshfield's poem, calamity turns to calmness when things turn into themselves, a principle that goes to the heart of transformative practice.
Fang's beautiful and complex poem addresses the questions of sin and redemption against the background of a young monk entering a monastery.
In the Anapanasati Sutta, the Buddha presents a visceral kind of practice with the breath, that illuminates the experience of joy, calm and impermanence.
Chan teacher Guo Gu on silent illumination, punk music and his teacher Sheng Yen's legacy.
Zen teacher and poet Norman Fischer on where and how poetry and Zen practice meet and interact.
Shunryu Suzuki on our inability to accept the truth that we and everything around us are in a state of constant flux.
The Buddha's abandonment of his wife is a thorny subject in a tradition that has generally promoted equality.
Sharon Salzberg on why the richest way of loving means starting with our very selves.