Poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama reflects on the use of the word 'trouble' in Irish language, and its relationship to grief and mourning.
Kazim Ali's 'Ramadan' touches on the mysterious dimension of spiritual practice and reflects on what is known and what can never be known.
Starting with the damage done by racism to human bodies, Resmaa Menakem presents a pragmatic approach to healing through the body.
Zen teacher and poet Norman Fischer on where and how poetry and Zen practice meet and interact.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj talks about identifying with the 'I Am' that is the universal consciousness and not the individual body.
Jack Kornfield teaches that too much emphasis on 'special' experiences might take us away from the practice of opening up to what is in front of us.
Susan Murphy's book, The Red Thread, addresses the guts and gore of the flesh-and-blood humans who sustain spiritual practice in the midst of desire, mortality and heartbreak.
'Poetry is one way of reading this world,' according to poet Dane Cervine, whose new collection, The World is God’s Language, takes its title from a quote by French philosopher and mystic, Simone Weil.
Achaan Chaa was a Buddhist monk in the Thai Forest Tradition who taught a simple practice in nature that did not depend on reading or studying.
The kind of happiness Buddhism proposes to us is not of the sunny, skipping-through-a-field-of-daisies variety, but rather a readiness and a sense of composure in facing whatever feeling might come up, be it pleasant or unpleasant. In this chapter from his book, Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness - which is based on a series… Continue reading Suffering, Crying, Happy Buddha