Transformation in the Family Section:
Don’t Stay Too Long
John Travis, guiding teacher at Mountain Stream Meditation Center in California, recalls his struggle as a young man to face a demon he’d long been trying to escape—his alcoholic father.
We’re All in This Together
Through insights gleaned from retreat, young vipassana teacher Spring Washam has healed painful family relationships. She and her mother, Lorna Joseph, trace this journey of forgiveness and connection.
Proud Mother of a Buddhist
Were the abbot’s motives altruistic, or had her son been exploited in his youthful zeal?, wondered Deborah Kerr Metcalf on her first trip from Ohio to the “foreign” monastery in California to visit her son, now the monk Rev. Heng Sure.
What Do You Say?
By applying the insights of Buddhism and systems theory, therapist and communication trainer Mudita Nisker helps couples and families explore ways to break unskillful habits and learn new skills, bringing harmony and stability to relationships.
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Taking Refuge in Community
Ajahn Amaro describes how committing to the monastic sangha helped save him from giving up and turning to the bottle.
Scaling Up Liberation
In this interview, activist and trainer Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey finds that the connections between our internal, individual work and our external, societal work for freedom sometimes are not what might be predicted.
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi helped inspire the formation of Buddhist Global Relief and challenges us to enlarge our field of practice and move beyond the rhetoric of compassion.
I’m Just Doing Jazz
Buddhist teacher and storyteller Jack Kornfield finds love, connection and transformation in poetry.
Hurray for You!
Lifelong memories of Barbara Gates’s ninety-six-year-old family friend hold lessons of both delight in life and letting go.
Practice: Urban Elements
Anushka Fernandopulle leads a guided meditation on the four elements and the urban environment.
The Dharma & The Drama: The First Noble KVETCH
Are you a “firster” or a “thirdster” when it comes to the Four Noble Truths? Wes Nisker finds himself kvetching firmly among the former.