Thích Nhất Hạnh, the spiritual father of mindfulness, lived a remarkable life focused on empathy, forgiveness, and peace.
The teachings of Vietnamese Zen master Thích Nhất Hạnh – from deep ecology to engaged Buddhism – are just as relevant today as ever.
In contemporary Western culture, death is taboo. Yet Buddhism illustrates how we can take a different approach to death; one that is not as dissimilar as we might expect.
The Tibetan Buddhist meditation technique of ‘tummo’ allows monks to generate inner yogic heat. This practice could have benefits for body and mind alike.
According to Tibetan religious teachings, the substance of all things are governed by five elements of nature: earth, water, fire, air and space.
Meditation based on compassion has many short- and long-term benefits for the brain – as proved by the case of Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard.
Lama Govind Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist monk whose spiritual practise is inspired by the 12th-century siddha Milarepa.
Buddhism and ecology both refuse to separate the human and natural worlds – and demand that we act accordingly.
In a society where the notion of care is abundant, we appear to be lacking figures that represent a kind of caring guardianship. Where can we find them?
Here is an old tale that is part of the Zen tradition. The parable became extremely popular in Japan, from where it reached the West in the 20th century.