Many of us are in need of some extra space—space in our homes, our schedules, between one another, and even a little more space between our often relentless thoughts would be a relief. It’s a nice idea to have [...]
I hope that this message finds you safe and as well and sane as possible. As we recognize our interdependence, our commonalities and how we can thrive together rather than separately we are called to re-imagine the world we [...]
I have been at a loss for words for many months now - the thought of writing something hopefully helpful to thousands of you when I don't have the privilege of knowing how each of you are right now has [...]
As I check into my own body, heart and mind I know I am tapping into a larger inner world than just my own. There is a palpable sense that everyone on the planet is feeling some of the [...]
It might be a bit hidden at the moment -- deeply buried in the pages of the news, maybe a shelf in a corner of the grocery store, outside in someone's smile from across the street - but, it still exists. As one [...]
“Give it up,” he said and I heard a click. I glanced down, and there was a switchblade pointed at my belly. I looked up and with genuine surprise replied, “What do you mean?” as I took my hands and arms away from my body.
As you practice, and when you’ve watched your mind long enough, you are aware of its movement. Not just how one thought turns into the next, seemingly with no thread of sanity or sense, but with time, you actually experience [...]
Begin at the beginning, end at the end refers to a very practical and straight foward practice that I recommend to everyone. (excerpt by Norman Fischer, Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings of the Practice of Lojong, Shambhala Publications Inc., 2013)