It can be very hard, especially for a Westerner, to imagine spiritual wisdom and carnal pleasure peacefully coexisting (blame it on our Puritan roots). This Valentine’s Day, learn about the rich, beautiful, and sensual poetry of ancient India—and be prepared to rethink the separation of faith and love.
- Erotic Love Poems Find Wisdom in Sensuality
Interview with Andrew Schelling by Marie Scarles
The delicate poetry of 7th-century India lets us glimpse a time when the erotic and the spiritual went hand in hand.
- Real Love
By Sharon Salzberg
Real love comes with a powerful recognition that we are fully alive and whole despite our wounds, our fears, or our loneliness.
- Inseparable across Lifetimes
By Holly Gayley
Read a collection of love letters that the Tibetan tantric couple Khandro Tare Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche secretly exchanged when separated in the wake of the Cultural Revolution.
- Buddhism for Beginners: Can Buddhist monks and nuns get married and have children?
You know you want to know the answer.
- Tricycle Teachings: Love & Relationships
If you’ve ever found yourself suffering from a broken heart or just (poorly) navigating the emotional minefields we know as human relationships, you won’t want to miss this collection.
Start your day with a fresh perspective
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