Dogen answers the questions of his students regarding monastic renunciation - how can one have faith that one's basic needs will be met?
The Buddha's abandonment of his wife is a thorny subject in a tradition that has generally promoted equality.
Doing nothing might be one of the hardest challenges for a person. Barbara Kingsolver approaches the question with great humor.
Alice Dunbar Nelson's poem takes up the cause of an idle lingerer standing outside the rush of a society which scorns his slowness.
When Things Fall Apart continues to be one of the most enduring spiritual books of the last century that holds wide appeal as a treatise on suffering and how to manage it. Pema Chodron recommends that we lean into pain and suffering, rather than avoiding it or trying to escape it. In this extract from… Continue reading Letting Go of Hope – Pema Chodron