Meditation reorganizes the brain’s spatial

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Meditation reorganizes A new meta-analysis examined evidence of how meditation alters brain activity and connectivity.

The authors found that meditation reorganizes the brain’s spatial topography.

Perhaps this explains why advanced meditators claim to experience “non-dual awareness” — that is, a dissolution of the boundaries between the self and the environment, resulting in a state of unity with the world.

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The Four Points of Letting Go in the Bardo

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It’s when we lose the illusion of control—when we’re most vulnerable and exposed—that we can discover the creative potential of our lives. Pema Khandro Rinpoche explains four essential points for understanding what it means to let go, and what is born when we do.

“Home & the Underworld,” by Antony Gormley, 1989. Earth, rabbit skin glue, and black pigment on

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How to Establish a Daily Practice of Almost Anything, in Six

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Illustrations by Tomi Um.

Whether it’s meditation, yoga, or your favorite creative activity, you’ll get so much more from doing it every day. Follow these six steps, says Anne Cushman, to enjoy all the benefits of daily practice.

Going to a retreat or program is a wonderful way to deepen our meditation practice. But how do we stay connected with

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Finding the Dharma – Lion’s Roar

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Teresa Shimogawa shares how she found her way to Buddhism after the death of her husband and how the dharma became a flotation device to save her from drowning in despair.

Photo by Nikolaos Dimou.

After a year of distance learning during the global pandemic, we returned to regular, in-person school. On the first day, I posed with my three

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Ven. Samu Sunim, founder of the Buddhist Society for

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Samu Sunim

Venerable Samu Sunim, founder of the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom (BSCW), died on August 6, 2022 at Zen Buddhist Temple in Toronto, Ontario, Canada surrounded by his disciples and students after suffering the effects of Parkinson’s disease for the last six years.

Sunim was a Korean Zen (Seon) teacher, poet, writer, and scholar of Buddhism. He was

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I Vow Not to Burn Out

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Mushim Ikeda says it’s not enough to help others. You have to take care of yourself too.

“Superman Buddha, Force Within” by Elisa Insua.

At the end of January, one of my close spiritual friends died. A queer Black man, a Sufi imam “scholartivist” (scholar–artist–activist) and professor of ministry students, Baba Ibrahim Farajajé died of a massive heart attack. He

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