From evolutionary psychology’s support of what the Buddha taught 2,600 years ago to why Stephen Batchelor quit guru yoga to three poems to introduce your child to mindfulness, here are 17 articles, podcasts, and videos from the last 12 months that you don’t want to miss before the year is up.
The Power of the Third Moment
The look you gave the driver who cut you off. The email you shouldn’t have sent. There’s an effective way to avoid acting on your worst emotions.
By Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche
Mapping Your Mind: The Original Buddhist Psychology
Clinical psychologist and Soto Zen teacher Beth Jacobs demystifies the Abhidharma
By Marie Scarles
The Gift of Fear
Fear is a part of human nature, so there is little point in forcing ourselves to overcome it or pretending to be unaffected by it. In fact, we do so at our peril.
By Dharmavidya David Brazier
When My Son Became a Monk
A mother adjusts to her son’s new way of being in the world.
By Sarah Conover
FROM TRIKE DAILY
Three Poems to Introduce Children to Mindfulness
Breathe and Be uses poetry and illustrations to show children practices that can help them stay calm, regulate their emotions, and appreciate the world.
By Kate Coombs, Illustrated by Anna Emilia Laitinen
Why Grief Is a Series of Contractions and Expansions
A Zen priest and bereavement educator explains the importance of sticking with our pain and other difficult emotions so we can come out on the other side.
By Joanne Cacciatore
Hacking My Way to Consistent Meditation
How gamification helped a longtime “bad” meditator develop a steady and successful practice.
By Biju Sukumaran
FROM DHARMA TALKS
Learning to Be Buddha: Examining Our Actions of Body, Speech, and Mind
Soto Zen teacher Susan Moon looks at our vows to practice the Buddhist precepts and teaches us to view ourselves with compassion and humor when we make mistakes.
FROM TRICYCLE TALKS
Why (Science Says) Buddhism is True
In this episode of Tricycle Talks, journalist and science writer Robert Wright explains how evolutionary psychology supports what the Buddha taught 2,600 years ago.
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