BY PAMELA AYO YETUNDE - A retelling of the Buddhist legend of Kisa Gotami, bereaved mother Keisha comes to a Buddhist Monastery for guidance.
Colorado poet and outdoorsman David Anthony Martin reminds us of the inevitability of life and tomorrows with his poem "The After".
Samantha Imperi's powerful tragic poem "To my child, on God" muses God as a feminine force, forced to birth a universe she doesn't want.
Christian Dillo on a contemporary Zen approach to awakening and what meaningful transformation actually looks like.
In Hirshfield's poem, calamity turns to calmness when things turn into themselves, a principle that goes to the heart of transformative practice.
"Life is the wind. Life is the water. As long as life appears as phenomena there will be the stirrings of delusion. Delusion is in fact the movement, the stirring, of awakening." - Norman Fischer In this 2019 essay featured in his new book, When You Greet Me, I Bow, Zen teacher and poet, Norman… Continue reading Everything is Made of Mind: Norman Fischer on the Playing-Out of Impermanence and Eternity
Shunryu Suzuki on our inability to accept the truth that we and everything around us are in a state of constant flux.
Written shortly after the death of his daughter, Issa's haiku touches deeply on the heart of the human condition.
Louise Glück's essay condemns current trends of pathological optimism, as well as the tendency towards 'the pornography of scars.'
Zadie Smith asks whether the discourse about privilege still applies in the same way when we consider the suffering of individuals.